1998 LIBERAL ARTS INVITATIONAL
1998 Liberal Arts Invitational
Hosts: DePauw University and Wabash
DePauw Sweeps Liberal Arts Invitational
The DePauw women won for the 15th time in as many years and the DePauw men won for the first time since 1985 at the 1998 Liberal Arts Invitational. The Tiger women finished with 765 points to Luther's 601. The Tiger men totaled 845 points to Wabash's 672. DePauw's Codie Musk was the women's high-point scorer with 60 points, while DePauw's Dan Garrison and Wabash's Joe McDowell each scored 60 points on the men's side. High-point divers were Charee Campbell and Glenn McCain of DePauw.
DePauw men build lead; women hold on to top spot
The second day of competition at the Liberal Arts Invitational saw the DePauw men build their lead over Wabash College to 112 points, while the Tiger women are clinging to a 48.5 point lead.
In the men's competition, DePauw's Dan Garrison made an NCAA "B" qualifying cut in the 100 fly in 51.75 seconds and Wabash's Aaron Witkowski did the same in the 100 breast in 59.18. Witkowski qualified earlier in the fall at the DePauw Invitational with a pool record time of 58.17. Wabash also took first place in the 200 medley relay as well as in three individual events. In addition to Witkowski's first place, Joe McDowell won his second race of the meet as he took a first in the 400 IM in 4:13.93 and Mike Shannon won the 200 free in 1:45.43. Coe's Brandon Hakes won the 100 back in 54.25. DePauw then wrapped up the evening with a win in the 800 free relay.
On the women's side, DePauw and Luther each took three first place finishes. Luther won the 200 medley relay (1:57.76) and took individual wins with Abi Fruhling in the 100 breast (1:13.00) and Stacey Braschler in the 100 back (1:03.59). DePauw's women set a pool and meet record with a win in the 800 free relay in 8:12.46. Individually, Codie Musk won the 400 IM in 4:53.47 and Alison Miller won the 200 free in 2:00.42. Erika Fox of Rockford took a first in the 100 fly in 1:01.84.
DePauw's men's and women's teams take early lead after first day
Both the DePauw men's and women's swimming and diving teams grabbed early leads after the first day of competition at the 1998 Liberal Arts Invitational. The Tiger men totaled 270 points followed by Wabash's 184. The DePauw women opened with 228 points with Colorado College next at 191.5.
The Tiger men took firsts in both the 200 free relay (1:26.00) and 400 medley relay (3:32.41) as well as individual wins by Jeff Willis in the 500 free (4:45.82), Dan Garrison in the 50 free (21.55) and Glenn McCain on the one-meter board (314.65). Wabash's Joe McDowell took first in the 200 IM (1:58.15).
Charee Campbell of DePauw earned a trip to the NCAA Division III Championships with a score of 432.20 on the three-meter board. DePauw also took firsts in the 200 free relay (1:44.03) and the 400 medley relay (4:20.49). Principia's Jayme Davar won the 500 free in 5:23.47, while Colorado College's Kate Frueh took first in the 200 IM in 2:18.94 and Rockford's Erika Fox in the 50 free (25.49).
Welcome to the official worldwide home of the Liberal Arts Invitational
This year's Liberal Arts Swimming and Diving Invitational should once again be an exciting one and you can follow the meet all the way right here. Meet results will go up after the Thursday evening finals. If you have any questions about this page or meet results, please contact Bill Wagner, DePauw Director of Sports Information.