VALPARAISO, Ind. – Nine new school records were set when the Olivet Nazarene University men’s swim team dominated NCAA Div. I Valparaiso University (Ind.) in back-to-back dual meets on Feb 2-3. The Tigers handed the Crusaders a 121-79 loss on Friday at home in front of a full Aquatics Center, then traveled to Valparaiso on Saturday and came away with a 120-81 win.
Freshman Andrew Fischer (Graaff-Reinet, South Africa) won three individual events over the two days, setting new school records in all three. On Friday, he captured the 200-freestyle (1:43.86) and the 100-yard butterfly (52.16), while winning the 1000-yard freestyle (9:57.95) on Saturday.
Freshman Jacob Anderson (Clifton, Ill.) also set new school records in both events he won over the weekend. On Friday he won the 100-yard backstroke (52.65) and came out on Saturday to win the 200-yard backstroke (1:56.34).
Fischer and Anderson both were part of two relay teams that also set new records. On Friday, the duo teamed up with junior Bradley Adamson (Lakewood, Calif.) and junior Simon Pheasant (Alexandria, South Africa) to capture the 100-yard freestyle relay in 3:11.19. On Saturday, they teamed with Adamson and freshman Kasey Foley (Colorado Springs, Colo.) to win the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:27.01).
Adamson also set a school record when he won the 50-yard freestyle (21.69) on Friday, while Pheasant set a new mark in the 100-yard freestyle (47.43).
On Friday, freshman Sam Borgman (La Fontaine, Ind.) took first place in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:04.84) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:52.02), while on Saturday Foley captured first in the 100-yard freestyle (48.95) and freshman Aaron Moyer (St. Joseph, Mich.) won the 200-yard butterfly (1:57.84). Also on Saturday, the 200-yard medley relay team of Pheasant, freshman Calvin Price (Grahamstown, South Africa), Adamson and Foley took first with a time of 1:38.75.
The Tigers will travel to the Pacific Collegiate Swimming and Diving Championship at the Splash Aquatic Center in LaMirada, Cal. for their conference meet which will run from Feb. 13-16.