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BW Swimming and Diving Teams Sweeps Wilmington in OAC Opener

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BEREA, Ohio (October 21, 2017)– The Baldwin Wallace University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams opened the 2017-18 Ohio Athletic Conference season as it xxx Wilmington College in the BW Natatorium.

The BW men (1-1, 1-0 OAC) defeat Wilmington (0-1, 0-1 OAC) by a final score of 102-97.   The Yellow Jacket women (1-1, 1-0 OAC) defeated the Quakers (x-x, x-x OAC) by a final score of 135-69.

The men’s team was led by senior All-American Tyler Thompson (Broadview Heights/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) and sophomore diver Evan Rinaldi (Cleveland/Cleveland Heights) as each won a pair of events.   Thompson won the 200-yard individual medley in a time of 2:06.48 and captured the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 59.97 seconds. Evan Rinaldi won both the 1-meter diving events with total points of 130.05 and 122.05.

In addition, freshman freestyler/diver Matthew Butt (Westfield Center/Cloverleaf) was the runner-up in the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle in a times of 1:54.77 and 51.62 seconds and was third in the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5:30.63.  Sophomore stroker Greg Shaw (Colorado Springs, Colo./Manitou Springs) won the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 53.67 seconds and placed second in the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 23.17 seconds.  Freshman stroker Michael Morsch(Phoenix, Ariz./Notre Dame Preparatory) won the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 58.48 seconds and was third in the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 23.92 seconds. Sophomore stroker Austin Lockhart (Olmsted Falls) took third in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard butterfly in a times of 2:13.92 and 58.04.  Freshman Kyle Cordrey (Mansfield/Ontario) was second in the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 56.42 seconds. Junior freestyler Tyler Allison (Napoleon)placed second in the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 1:01.92.  Junior freestyler John Beyer(Columbus/Centennial) placed third in the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 53.50.

In relay action, the 200-yard medley squad of Morsch, Thompson, Shaw and Beyer took first in a time of 1:40.47.  The 200-yard freestyle quad of junior freestyler Tyler Allison (Napoleon), freshman stroker Nicholas Borghi (Dayton, N.J./South Brunswick), freshman freestyler Connor Hartup (Westlake) and Rinaldi finished second in a time of 1:44.51

The women’s squad was led by senior freestyler Jordyn Miller (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) as she won the 200-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle in a times of 2:08.55 and 5:48.40. 

In addition, sophomore stroker Erika Nockengost (Cuyahoga Falls) won the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 1:03.55, won the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:13.52 and was second in the 200-yard individual medley in a time of 2:22.91. Sophomore freestyler Allie Thorson (Amherst/Marion Steele) won the 1,000-yard freestyle in a time of 11:53.19 and was second in the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 1:04.69. Freshman diver Lauren Franz (Canton/GlenOak) won the six-dive 1-meter event with 122.05 points and was second in the five-dive 1-meter event with 105.40 points. Freshman stroker Lauren Martello (Huron/Sandusky) won the 50-yard freestyle and the in time of 26.59 seconds and was second in the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 1:05.60 Sophomore strokerShari Gordnier (Centerville/Dayton Regional Stem) was second in the 1,000-yard freestyle in a time of 12:31.42.  Sophomore diver/stroker Ellie Clymer (Independence) won the five-dive 1-meter event with 144.15 points and was third in the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:15.84.  Senior freestyler Lena Kortis (Canton/Massillon Perry) won the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 59.31 seconds. Junior stroker Sarah Krupp (Williamsville, N.Y./Williamsville South) took third in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 2:17.65.  Junior freestyler Claire Onchuck (Darrien, Ill./Hinsdale South) finished third in the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 27.08.  Freshman stroker Marisa Kural(LaGrange, Ill./Lyons Township) won the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 1:05.60 and placed third in the 200-yard individual medley in a time of 2:23.91.  Sophomore Olivia Plunkett (Haddonfield, N.J.) was third in the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 6:16.94. Senior stroker Nicole Gladish (Fairview Park/Fairview) finished third in the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 1:13.25.

In relay action, the 200-yard medley relay unit of Kural, Clymer, Kortis and Martello finished first in a time of 2:00.72. The 200-yard freestyle team of Onchuck, Miller, Kortis and Thorsonfinished second in a time of 1:46.59.

BW is back in action on Saturday, October 28 when it hosts a non-conference dual meet against Bethany (W. Va.) College in the BW Natatorium at 1 p.m.

FOR MORE BW SWIMMING AND DIVING INFORMATION, please contact Sports and Media Information Director Jeff Miller by telephone at 440-826-2780 or e-mail at jefmille@bw.edu. Fans can access the latest BW athletics information at www.bwyellowjackets.com.  We invite you to join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bwyellowjackets, on Instagram atwww.instagram.com/baldwinwallacesports and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bwathletics.

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