Tigers Capture Fifth Straight SCAC Title; Cook Named Swimmer of the Meet

Tigers Capture Fifth Straight SCAC Title; Cook Named Swimmer of the Meet

February 14, 2009

2009scacmswimchamps.JPGFebruary 14, 2009, Nashville, Tenn. —  DePauw totaled 916 points and captured its fifth straight Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championship and seventh in its 11 years of competition. Trinity was second with 769 points and Centre was third with 708.

DePauw's John Cook (pictured below) was named the SCAC Male Swimmer of the Meet after taking home wins in the 50, 100 and 200 free events and notching NCAA automatic standards in each. The honor was the fourth for a DePauw swimmer in the last five years.

Charlie Boehme took first in the 200-yard backstroke in 1:54.94, while Alex Troxel also earned all-SCAC honors with a third-place showing in 1:55.81.

Cook_John_200809msw.jpgCook won the 100 freestyle in an NCAA automatic time of 44.88 seconds which was just .11 seconds off his own school record. It also set a new meet record. Steve Klabak placed third in an NCAA provisional time of 46.32 seconds after swimming 46.07 in the prelims.

Josh Baugh finished third in the 200 breaststroke in 2:09.56 which was also his prelim time. Brogan Runion captured all-SCAC accolades with a third-place finish in the 200 butterfly in 1:55.32 after swimming a 1:54.08 in the prelims. Adam Wishart finished second on the one-meter diving board with 403.8 points.

The Tigers' 400 free relay of Baugh, John Montgomery, Klabak and Cook finished the meet with a win in a provisional time of 3:03.06.

Complete results along with links to award stand photos and student-athlete interviews are available through the official site.