Olivet dominates IIT; Tigers capture 1st in every event
Author: Wendy Reid
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2013 at 12:31 PM
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – The Olivet Nazarene University swim team put on quite a show in their dual-meet against Illinois Institute of Technology on Saturday, Jan. 26 in front of a standing room only crowd. The Tigers won both the men’s and the women’s side, placing first in all 27 events.
“I was so impressed by the team today,” said head coach Scott Teeters. “The chemistry and the spirit within the team was overwhelming. That’s what it takes. These young men and women work hard all week long, it’s great to see them come out and put it all on the line and support each other.”
Two Tigers finished the afternoon with three top finishes; Andrew Fischer (Graaff-Reinet, South Africa) and Simon Pheasant (Alexandria, South Africa). Fischer captured top honors in the 1650-yard freestyle (16:33.16), 200-yard freestyle (1:59.90) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:46.65). Pheasant finished the day with wins in the 50-yard freestyle (21.76), 100-yard freestyle (47.75) and the 100-yard butterfly (53.04).
Junior Samantha Elam (Granada Hills, Cal.) finished first in the 200-yard freestyle (1:58.70) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:19.95). Freshman Mary Wilson (Fort Collins, Colo.) touched first in the 100-yard backstroke (1:00.37) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:14.56). Freshman Kelsey Weener (Holland, Mich.) also capture two top finishes; 50-yard freestyle (22.05) and the 100-yard freestyle (55.56), while freshman Sydney Harris (Fort Wayne, Ind.) finished first in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:14.10) and the 400-yard individual medley (4:53.13).
Freshman Calvin Price (Grahamstown, South Africa) and freshman Jacob Anderson (Clifton, Ill.) also won two events each. Price captured the 100-yard breaststroke (58.42) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:14.10), while Anderson won the 100-yard backstroke (53.20) and the 200-yard backstroke (1:57.10).
The Tigers will host NCAA Div. I Valparaiso University (Ind.) on Friday, Feb. 1 at 4:00 p.m. in the Aquatic Center in the Student Life and Recreation Center.