DePauw Women and Wittenberg Men Take Invitational Lead

DePauw Women and Wittenberg Men Take Invitational Lead

December 4, 2009


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December 4, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. —  At the conclusion of the first of two days of competition, the DePauw women and Wittenberg men are in first place at the 23rd annual DePauw Swimming Invitational.

On the women's side, DePauw leads with 490 points followed by Wittenberg with 381.5 and Illinois Wesleyan with 233. Wittenberg's men totaled 367 points today, while Wabash had 359 and DePauw 338.

The DePauw men's 200-yard freestyle relay of John Cook, Johnny Montgomery, Josh Baugh and Steve Klabak notched an NCAA "B" cut by winning in 1:23.08.

Wabash's Evan Rhinesmith won the 200 individual medley in 1:57.42 and the 100 breaststroke in an NCAA "B" time of 57.46 seconds. In the 100 breast prelims he finished in 57.13 seconds. DePauw's Matt Kukurugya was second in 58.05 seconds which also was a provisional time.

Wittenberg's Neil Anderson won the 500 free in 4:43.68 with DePauw's Charlie Boehme taking first in the 200 backstroke in 1:57.12.

Cook won the 100 free in an NCAA "B" time of 45.36 seconds as did teammate Brogan Runion in the 200 butterfly in an NCAA "B" time of 1:54.60. Wabash's David Birrer swam a "B" time of 1:54.71 in the prelims.

DePauw's 800 free relay of Montgomery, Boehme, Kyle Kerrigan and Cook won in an NCAA "B" time of 6:54.46 and Wabash's 400 medley relay of Eric Vaughn, Rhinesmith, Birrer and Craig Vetor also took first in a "B" time of 3:27.42.

In the women's 200 free relay, Wittenberg's Ward McNulty, Janna House, Sinjin McNicholl and Cecilia Wille won in 1:39.28.

DePauw's Catie Baker was a double-winner in the 200 individual medley in 2:11.67 and in the 100 breast in an NCAA "B" time of 1:07.22. Teammate Callie Boehme won the 500 free in 5:19.21 as did Kendall Quisenberry in the 200 back in 2:13.08.

Katie Massey of DePauw won the 100 free in 53.23 which also was an NCAA "B" time. Wittenberg's Keaton Hannon won the 200 butterfly in 2:11.97 and their 800 free relay of Cecilia Wille, Hannon, Rachel Lee, and Janna House also took first in 8:08.48. DePauw's 400 medley relay of Quisenberry, Baker, Massey and Rachel Wheaton finished first in 4:02.37

Competition wraps up on Saturday with prelims scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and finals for 4:15 p.m. at the Erdmann Natatorium.