ONU male swimmers top Findlay
Monday, December 16, 2013 10:19 AM
ADA - No. 21-ranked Ohio Northern men won 12 of 15 events and defeated NCAA Division II Findlay 205-68 in a non-conference swimming & diving meet Friday evening at the ONU Sports Center.
The Polar Bears improve to 5-1, while the Oilers fall to 0-4.
Junior Brian Heilbronner was the only multiple-individual event winner for ONU. He won the 50 back in :25.47 and the 100 back in :54.61 to lead the Polar Bears.
Sophomore Zack Martin won the 1000 free in 10:13.12.
Senior Kevin Krivanek won the 50 breast in :28.32, senior All-American Jordan Breitigam won the 100 fly in :52.45 and senior John Beaschler won the 50 free in :21.90.
Sophomore Jacob Croasdell won the 500 free in 5:00.17.
Freshman Eric Chen won the 100 free in :48.30 and freshman Jeremy Preston won the 50 fly in :23.66.
Freshman Tim Pelltier and senior Kyle Rex finished 1-2 in the 1-meter diving with 190.45 and 183.80 points, respectively.
"Our men continue to show promise and depth," ONU head coach Peggy Ewald said. "They applied some key points we learned last week at Wooster and worked them into their races. We are moving in the right direction."
Northern's 400 medley relay team of Heilbronner, junior Jason Luthman, Preston and Pfeifer started the meet with a win in 3:35.41.
The 400 free relay team of Chen, sophomore Mitchell Murphy, freshman Logan Pfeifer and Beaschler won in 3:12.56 to wrap up the meet.
The Polar Bears will be off for the Christmas Holidays and will return to action Jan. 10-11 at the Calvin (Mich.) Invitational.