Women’s Swimming and Diving Team Earns Team Scholar All-American Honors

March 3, 2011

HIRAM, OHIO — The Hiram College women’s swimming and diving team earned team Scholar All-American honors awarded by the College Swim Coaches Association of America.  [Division III Women's Team] [Division III Men's Team]

Hiram was one of 66 schools recognized with a cumulative 3.13 grade point average during the 2010 fall semester.  Oberlin College was the only other North Coast Athletic Conference school named to the women’s Scholar All-American Team.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495, by FAX at (330) 569-5392 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Swimming and Diving Finishes Eighth and Ninth at NCAC Championships

February 12, 2011

CANTON, OHIO  –  The Hiram College men’s swimming and team finished ninth of nine teams and the women were eighth of eight teams following the final day of events of the 2010-11 North Coast Athletic Conference Championhips at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton.  [Championship Website]

The men finshed the three-day event with 334.5 points to placed ninth overall.  Denison University captured the team title with 1,774.5 points, followed by Kenyon College in second with 1,572.5 points.  Wabash (Ind.) College placed third with 805 points.

The top individual finish in the finals on the final day was turned in by senior Travis Subda (Spring, Texas/Klein Collins) with an 11th place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:12.31.  Freshman Ryan Astalos (Bainbridge) also qualified for the finals in the same event and finished in the top-20 with an 18th place showing and a time of 2:19.34.  Senior Colin Kelly (Perrysburg) came in 13th in the 1650-yard freestyle touching the wall in a time of 17:13.29.  Joining him was freshman Job Fields (Chililcothe) who also posted a top-20 time at 17:51.60.  Rounding out the top individual performances for the men was senior Santiago Morales (Mexico City, Mexico/Colegio Bilboa) who placed 17th in the 200-yard butterfly with a mark of 2:01.49.  The men also recorded a seventh-place finish in the 400-yard free relay with the team of Subda, Morales, Astalos and Kelly posting a time of 3:13.82.

The women ended the championships with 298 points to place eighth overall.  Denison completed the sweep by also capturing the women’s title with 1,829 points.  Kenyon was second at 1,482 points and Allegheny (Pa.) College rounded out the top-three with 944 points.

Junior Amelia Dorschel (Rochester, N.Y./Greece Athena) recorded the top individual finish by placing 17th overall in the 200-yard fly in a time of 2:19.62.  Senior Ashlynn Krohn (Wauseon) posted a time of 2:18.16 in the 200-yard backstroke and placed 18th overall.  Junior Caitlin McCurley (Napa Valley, Calif./Granite Hills) finished 23rd in the 1650-yard free (19:55.26) and senior Jackie Steffes (Spring, Texas/Klein Collins) placed 24th in the 100-yard free (58.58 seconds).  In addition, the women placed seventh in the 400-yard free relay with the team members of Steffes, seniro Claire Rachek (Chagrin Falls/Kenston), junior Becca Szanto (Bainbridge) and Krohn finishing with a time of 3:54.72.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Swim Teams Conclude Second Day of NCAC Championships

February 11, 2011

CANTON, OHIO  –  The Hiram College swimming and diving teams closed the door on the second day of competition of the annual North Coast Athletic Conference Championships today (Friday, Feb. 11) at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton.  The Terrier men remain in ninth place and the women in eighth place following today’s events.  [Championship Website]

The men increased their point total to 237.5 points after the second day and are ninth of nine teams.  Denison University continues to lead the overall team standings with 1,171 points, followed by Kenyon College in second with 1,049 points.  Wabash (Ind.) College has moved into third place with 493 points.

Individually, the top finish for the men in finals competition was posted by senior Travis Subda (Spring, Texas/Klein Collins) in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:00.64 which was good enough for 11th place.  Freshman Ryan Astalos (Bainbridge) also qualified for the finals in the same event and placed 15th overall with a mark of 1:02.17.  Other Terriers who advanced to the finals on the second day included senior Santiago Morales (Mexico City, Mexico/Colegio Bilboa) in the 100-yard butterfly and placed 17th with a time of 54.83 seconds.  Fellow senior Colin Kelly (Perrysburg) tied for 19th place in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:49.18.  Freshman Job Fields (Chillicothe) rounded out the finals competitors recording a time of 4:33.47 in the 400-yard individual medley.  The Hiram men also competed in both relay events and had a top finish of the day of seventh place in the 200-yard medley relay.  Morales, Astalos, Kelly and Subda finished with a combined time of 1:40.36 in the event.

On the women’s side, the Terriers end day two with 233 points to place eighth of eight teams.  Denison increased its point total to 1,338 to remain in first place in the team standings.  Kenyon is second at 975 points and Allegheny (Pa.) College rounds out the top-three with 628 points.

The women were led by senior Ashlynn Krohn (Wauseon) who qualified for the finals in two events.  She placed 16th overall in the 100-yard backstroke with a mark of 1:04.82 and finished 22nd in the 100-yard fly in a time of 1:04.85.  Junior Caitlin McCurley (Napa Valley, Calif./Granite Hills) touched the wall in 21st place in the 400-yard IM with a time of 5:24.30.  A trio of Terriers advanced to the finals in the 200-yard free with junior Becca Szanto (Bainbridge) posting a time of 2:08.88, followed by senior Kelsey Covell (Parma Heights/Valley Forge) with a time of 2:09.67 and senior Clare Rachek (Chagrin Falls/Kenston) with a time of 2:11.94.  Junior Sidney Kispert-Bostick (Frazer, Mich./Frazer) completed her conference championships with an 11th place showing in the three-meter dive with 211.45 points. The women also placed eighth in both the 200-yard medley relay and 800-yard free relay.  The team of senior Jackie Steffes (Spring, Texas/Klein Collins), senior Mackenzie Saywell (Kirtland), Krohn and freshman Jessica Gruden (Sagamore Hills/Western Reserve Academy) had a time of 2:00.78 in the 200-yard medly relay and the combination of Szanto, junior Amelia Dorschel (Rochester, N.Y./Greece Athena), Rachek and Covell recorded a time of 8:47.75 in the 800-yard free relay.

The Hiram swim teams will wrap-up the NCAC Championships tomorrow (Saturday, Feb. 12) at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton.  The first event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Swimming and Diving Completes Day One of NCAC Championships

February 10, 2011

CANTON, OHIO  –  The Hiram College swimming and diving teams completed the first day of events of the 2011 North Coast Athletic Conference Championships today (Thursday, Feb. 10) at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton.  The Terrier men are currently ninth and the women are eighth.  [Championship Website]

The men totaled 108 points to rank ninth of nine teams.  Denison University leads the overall team standings with 580 points, followed by Kenyon College in second with 426 points.  Wittenberg University rounds out the top three schools with 224 points.

The men had three swimmers qualify for the finals following the preliminary round earlier in the day.  Senior Travis Subda (Spring, Texas/Klein Collins) recorded the highest finish in the finals with a 15th-place showing in the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 22.02 seconds.  Fellow senior Colin Kelly (Perrysburg) placed in the top-20 in the 500-yard free with a mark of 4:56.40.  Freshman Ryan Astalos (Bainbridge) rounded out the finals qualifiers with a time of 2:04.86 in the 200-yard individual medley.  The Hiram men also competed in a pair of relay events and recorded a top finish of seventh place in the 200-yard free relay.  The team of Subda, Astalos, senior Santiago Morales (Mexico City, Mexico/Colegio Bilboa) and Kelly recorded a combined time of 1:28.32.

On the women’s side, the Terriers scored 103 points to place eighth of eight teams.  Denison currently leads the championships with 609 points and Kenyon is second at 430 points.  Allegheny (Pa.) College rounds out the top-three with 282 points. 

Individually, junior Sidney Kispert-Bostick (Frazer, Mich./Frazer) finished 12th in the one-meter dive with 210.15 points.  The Terriers also placed eighth in both the 200-yard free and 400-yard medley relays in finals competition.  The team of freshman Jessie Gruden (Sagamore Hills/Western Reserve Academy), senior Jackie Steffes (Spring, Texas/Klein Collins), junior Becca Szanto (Bainbridge) and senior Ashlynn Krohn (Wauseon) had a combined time of 1:45.21 in the 200-yard free while Steffes, junior Caitlin McCurley (Napa Valley, Calif./Granite Hills), Krohn and Szanto recorded a mark of 4:32.18 in the 400-yard medley relay.

The Hiram swim teams continue the conference championship meet tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 11) with the second day of events at the Branin Natatorium in Canton.  The first event is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Swimming and Diving Falls to Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) College on Senior Day

January 29, 2011

HIRAM, OHIO  –  The Hiram College swimming and diving teams fell to Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) College today (Saturday, Jan. 29) in a non-conference dual meet and home finale at Alumni Memorial Pool on senior day.  The Terrier men lost by the final score of, 133-96, and the women lost, 132-81.  [Meet Results]

With the loss, the Hiram men end the regular season with a 3-9 overall record in dual meet competition and the women finish with a 4-10 overall mark.

The men had five individual event winners and were led by the duo of seniors Colin Kelly (Perrysburg) and Travis Subda (Spring, Texas/Klein Collins) who both won a pair of events.  Kelly claimed both the 200-meter freestyle (2:05.46) and 400-meter free (4:24.21), while Subda came in first in the 100-meter free (54.50 seconds) and 200-meter breaststroke (2:35.86).  Joining Kelly and Subda in the winner’s circle was fellow senior Santiago Morales (Mexico City, Mexico/Colegio Bilboa) who posted the top time in the 200-meter individual medley with a mark of 2:23.44.

For the women, the best individual finish was turned in by junior Amelia Dorschel (Rochester, N.Y./Greece Athena) in the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 2:48.34.

The Hiram swim teams will be idle until Thursday, Feb. 10 when the Terriers compete in the first day of the annual North Coast Athletic Conference Swim Championships at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton.  Denison University will serve as host of the three-day event with the first event beginning each day at 10:30 a.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Swim Teams Defeated by John Carroll University

January 22, 2011

UNIVERSITY CIRCLE, OHIO  –  The Hiram College swimming and diving teams were defeated by John Carroll University today (Saturday, Jan. 22) in a non-conference dual meet in University Circle.  The men lost to the Blue Streaks, 138-84, and the women lost, 137-76.  [Meet Results]

Following today’s competition, the men fall to 3-8 overall and the women are now 4-9 overall.

The men won two individual events, both by senior Santiago Morales (Mexico City, Mexico/Colegio Bilboa).  Santiago recorded the top overall time in the 100-yard butterfly at 56.69 seconds and also won the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:03.62.  The men also had a winning relay team in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:45.48.  Team members included: Santiago, senior Travis Subda (Spring, Texas/Klein Collins), senior Colin Kelly (Perrysburg) and freshman Ryan Astalos (Bainbridge).

On the women’s side,  junior Sydney Kispert-Bostick (Frazer, Mich./Frazer) won both the one-meter and three-meter diving events with 131.10 points and 128.65 points respectively.

The Hiram swim teams will host Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) College next Saturday, Jan. 29 in the home and regular-season finale at Alumni Memorial Pool.  It will also be senior day with the first event scheduled for 1 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedjtm@hiram.edu.

Swim Teams Defeated by Baldwin-Wallace College and Allegheny (Pa.) College in Tri-Meet

January 21, 2011

BEREA, OHIO  –  The Hiram College swimming and diving teams were defeated by non-conference opponent Baldwin-Wallace College and North Coast Athletic Conference foe Allegheny (Pa.) College tonight (Friday, Jan. 21) as part of a tri-meet hosted by B-W in Berea.  [Meet Results]

Following tonight’s competition, the men fall to 3-7 overall in dual meet competition and 0-3 in the NCAC.   The women drop to 4-8 overall and 0-3 NCAC.

The men lost to the Yellow Jackets by the final score of 88-52 and lost to the Gators with a score of 95-45.

Individual for the men, the Terriers had two event winners in seniors Zach Wegman (Knoxville, Tenn./Bereon) and Santiago Morales (Mexico City, Mexico/Colegio Bilboa).  Wegman claimed top honors in the 50-yard backstroke with a mark of 27.69 seconds and Santiago touched the wall first in the 50-yard butterfly in a time of 25.83 seconds. 

The women fell to B-W by the final score of 98-42 and lost 109-31 to Allegheny.

The Hiram women had one individual event winner with senior Ashlynn Krohn (Wauseon) posting a winning time in the 50-yard butterfly at 29.00 seconds.

The Hiram swim teams will compete again tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 22) when the Terriers travel to University Heights for a non-conference dual meet against John Carroll University.  The first event is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Senior Swimmer Travis Subda Named NCAC Swimmer of the Week

January 18, 2011

HIRAM, OHIO  –  Hiram College senior swimmer Travis Subda (Spring, Texas/Klein Collins) has been named this week’s North Coast Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week.  [NCAC Swimming Release]

Subda captured a total of four individual event victories in three meets this past week, including winning both the 200-meter freestyle (2:15.97) and the 100-meter free (55.39 seconds) in a convincing win against Malone University this past Friday (Jan. 14).   In addition, Subda won the 100-meter free against The College of Wooster in the first dual meet of the week on Tuesday (Jan. 11) with a time of 55.39 seconds.  He was also the lone event winner for the men against Wittenberg University this past Saturday (Jan. 15) with a winning time of 2:20.54 in the 200-yard breaststroke.

The Hiram swim teams will compete in a tri-meet against Baldwin-Wallace College and NCAC opponent Allegheny (Pa.) College on Friday, Jan. 21 in Berea.  The first event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.   The Terriers will then travel to University Heights on Saturday (Jan. 22) for a non-conference dual meet against John Carroll University.  That meet is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Swimming and Diving Loses to Wittenberg University

January 15, 2011

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO  –  The Hiram College swimming and diving teams lost to Wittenberg University today (Saturday, Jan. 15) in a North Coast Athletic Conference dual meet in Springfield.  The Terrier men lost, 199-77, and the women fell, 192-81.  [Meet Results]

Following today’s meet, the Terrier men fall to 3-5 overall in dual meet competition and 0-2 NCAC.  The women drop to 4-6 overall and 0-2 NCAC.

The men had one individual event winner in senior Travis Subda (Spring, Texas/Klein Collins) who won the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:20.54.  He also finished second in the 100-yard breast (1:04.43) and third in the 50-yard freestyle (23.70 seconds).  Other top finishes for the men included a third-place showing by senior Colin Kelly (Perrysburg) in the 1000-yard free (10:46.43).  Freshman Sam Ivcic (Maple Heights) placed second in both the one-meter diving and three-meter diving events with 125.55 points and 132.05 points respectively.

The top individual effort for the women was turned in by senior Claire Rachek (Chagrin Falls/Kenston) who placed second in the 200-yard free with a mark of 2:13.78.    Jackie Steffes (Spring, Texas/Klein Collins) placed third in the same event, touching the wall in a time of 2:18.62.  Senior Ashlynn Krohn (Wauseon) posted a second-place finish in the the 200-yard backstroke, recording a time of 2:29.83.  Other high finishers included a third-place finish by senior Kelsey Covell (Parma Heights/Valley Forge) in the 100-yard back with a time of 1:10.24.  Freshman Jessica Gruden (Sagamore Hills/Western Reserve Academy) placed third in the 50-yard free with a mark of 27.18 seconds. 

The Hiram swim teams will travel to Berea for a tri-meet against Baldwin-Wallace College and NCAC opponent Allegheny (Pa.) College on Friday, Jan. 21.  The meet is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Swimming and Diving Defeats Malone University; Terrier Women Also Beat Ursuline College Tri-Meet

January 14, 2011

HIRAM, OHIO  –  The Hiram College swimming and diving teams defeated Malone University in a non-conference duaul meet tonight (Friday, Jan. 14) at the Alumni Memorial Pool.  The Terrier women also defeated Ursuline College as part of a tri-meet.  The men defeated Malone, 85-67, while the women won, 54-46, against Malone and, 70-16, against Ursuline.  [Meet Results]

Following tonight’s action, the men improve to 3-4 overall in dual meet competition and the women are now 4-5 overall.

The men had several multiple individual event winners.  Senior Collin Kelly (Perrysburg) touched the wall first in both the 800-meter freestyle (9:29.04) and 100-meter butterfly (1:04.74) events.  Senior Travis Subda (Spring, Texas/Klein Collins) posted the winning time in the 200-meter free (2:15.97) and the 100-meter free (55.39 seconds).  Freshman Sam Ivcic (Maple Heights) captured both the one and three-meter diving events with 111.90 points and 108.98 points respectively.  Freshman Job Fields (Chillicothe) came in first in the 200-meter individual medley (2:32.13) and the 100-meter backstroke (1:12.06).  Freshman Ryan Astalos (Bainbridge) also picked up a pair of victories in the 50-meter free (26.28 seconds) and the 100-meter breaststroke (1:15.09).  The men also swept both relays.  The team of Fields, Astalos, freshman Randy Shearer (Ashville, N.Y./Chautauqua Lake) and senior Jim Griesmer (Chesterland/University School) won the 200-meter medley relay with a mark of 2:05.61.  Then in the 200-meter free relay, the team of Fields, Shearer, Astalos and sophomore Sam Cregar (Bainbridge/University School) recorded a combined time of 1:53.86.

The women also had multiple individual event winners.  Senior Ashlynn Krohn (Wauseon) posted the top times in the 100-meter back (1:16.46) and the 200-meter IM (2:43.84).  Fellow senior Kelsey Covell (Parma Heights/Valley Forge) came in first in the 800-meter free (10:30.51) and the 400-meter free (5:07.91).  Junior Sydney Kispert-Bostick (Frazer, Mich./Frazer) won both the one and three-meter diving events with scores of 143.95 points and 126.03 points.  Joining the list of individual event winners was junior Becca Szanto (Bainbridge) in the 200-meter free (2:26.20), Jackie Steffes (Spring, Texas/Klein Collins) in the 50-meter free (29.80 seconds) and junior Amelia Dorschel (Rochester, N.Y./Greece Athena) in the 100-meter fly (1:15.99).  The women also had one winning relay team in the 200-meter free relay.  The team of freshman Jessica Gruden (Sagamore Hills/Western Reserve Academy), senior Claire Rachek (Chagrin Falls/Kenston), Dorchel and Steffes posted a combined time of 2:03.93.

The swimming and diving teams return to the pool tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 15) in a North Coast Athletic Conference dual meet against Wittenberg University in Springfield.  The first event is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

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