Tigers Edge Little Giants for First Win Over Rivals in 12 Years
CRAWFORDSVILLE, IND. The DePauw men's swimming and diving team used everything it had to snap its long losing streak against Wabash on Wednesday evening in breath-taking fashion as they won the final event to win the meet, 122-121. The win was DePauw's first over Wabash since the 1984-85 season and lifted their overall record to 6-1.
"It was a great team win," DePauw coach Adam Cohen said. "Practically every kid who swam scored a point for us. When it came down to the end, the seniors experience really made the difference."
The Tigers trailed 87-63 and needed to win the final five events to win the meet. They took the first four and still trailed 115-111 entering the 400-yard free relay. Bill Bare, Chris Bausano, Ted Collison and Craig Remsen finished the 400-yard free relay in 3:16.91 just .06 seconds in front of the Wabash team and the streak was over. Bare, the anchor, entered the water behind his Wabash competitor and took the lead over the final 15 yards to claim the victory for the Tigers
The Tigers put together solid first placed finishes throughout with the 400 medley relay squad opening the meet with a first place finish in 3:37.75. Distance swimmer Jeff Willis continued his solid season with a pair of victories in the 1000 free (10:08.75) and the 500 (4:53.64). Jamie Cunha also took firsts in the one- and three-meter diving with scores of 227.48 and 221.85, respectively. Bare won the 200 back in 2:00.18 and Chris Alcott the 200 breast in 2:13.11.
Grant Comer was a double-winner for the Little Giants with wins in the 200 free (1:46.93) and the 200 butterfly (2:00.62), while David Burleigh won the 200 individual medley (2:02.44) and the 100 free (49.26). Brad Creger won the 50 free in 22.26.
The DePauw men and women wrap up the dual meet portion of the season on Friday when they entertain Vincennes and Rose-Hulman at 5 p.m.
400 Medley Relay
Bare, Alcott, Coan, Remsen (D) 3:37.15 Papachronis, Witkowski, Dennis, Shannon (W) 3:40.64 Proctor, Flynn, Pearson, Atteberry (D) 3:50.28 Tobias, Dudley, Mann, Handsfield (W) 3:50.55 1000 Freestyle Willis (D) 10:08.73 Chambers, M. (W) 10:42.27 McDermitt (W) 10:45.12 Dombkowski (W) 10:58.92 Hurley (D) 10:59.16 Whitmore (D) 11:11.42 200 Freestyle Comer (W) 1:46.93 Collison (D) 1:50.16 Willis (D) 1:51.10 Flynn (D) 1:54.48 Hogan (W) 1:56.11 Handsfield (W) 1:58.99 50 Freestyle Cregar (W) 22.26 Grigaliunas (W) 22.48 Bausano (D) 22.58 Pearson (D) 22.68 Kent (W) 22.76 Remsen (D) 23.12 200 Individual Medley Burleigh (W) 2:02.44 Coan (D) 2:04.89 Witkowski (W) 2:06.62 Williams (D) 2:06.91 Papachronis (W) 2:10.38 Atteberry (D) 2:18.96 1 Meter Diving Cunha (D) 227.475 Steury (W) 221.175 Tobias (W) 163.5 Boushie, Ad. (W) 161.63 Miller (D) 156 Holborow (D) 122.48 200 Butterfly Comer (W) 2:00.62 Dennis (W) 2:07.54 Gray (D) 2:10.51 Williams, D. (D) 2:11.61 Williams, A. (W) 2:14.64 Coffin (D) 2:24.58 100 Freestyle Burleigh (W) 9.26 Shannon (W) 49.38 Alcott (D) 49.39 Bausano (D) 49.57 Cregar (W) 50.70 Pearson (D) 50.79 200 Backstroke Bare (D) 2:00.18 Papachronis (W) 2:07.33 Coan (D) 2:08.29 Mann (W) 2:09.55 Proctor (D) 2:15.87 Boushie, An. (W) 2:22.47 500 Freestyle Willis (D) 4:53.64 McDermitt (W) 5:00.47 Collison (D) 5:01.59 Chambers (W) 5:08.39 Hurley (D) 5:24.04 Dombkowski (W) 5:25.33 3 Meter Diving Cunha (D) 221.85 Steury (W) 220.65 Boushie, Ad. (W) 180.45 Tobias (W) 142.2 Holborow (D) 124.28 Marotz (D) 117.15 200 Breaststroke Alcott (D) 2:13.11 Comer (W) 2:14.45 Witkowski (W) 2:15.67 Flynn (D) 2:20.69 Williams, D. (D) 2:25.62 Dudley (W) 2:26.59 400 Freestyle Relay Bare, Bausano, Collison, Remsen 3:16.91 Shannon, Cregar, Grigaliunas, Burleigh 3:16.97 Handsfield, Mann, Kent, Dennis 3:21.78 Atteberry, Gray, Whitmore, Hurley 3:34.99