Men's Swimming & Diving

November 9, 2012

Men's Swimming And Diving Defeat Rival John Carroll In Home Opener

ALLIANCE, Ohio—Mount Union's Men's Swimming and Diving Team defeated Ohio Athletic Conference rival John Carroll 125-80 Friday night in Hammond Natatorium. 

With the win, Mount Union improves its record to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in the OAC, while John Carroll falls to 1-3 overall and 0-2 in the conference.

Senior Rob Brocious (Mentor/Mentor) swam to three first place finishes, the 200 IM (2:06.29) the 500 freestyle (4:56.20), and swam the first leg of the 200 medley relay (1:39.95), which also included teammates: Brian Ruhe (Versailles/Versailles), Joe Simpson (Hudson/Walsh Jesuit), and Gavin Rundell (Mount Vernon/Mount Vernon). 

Rundell placed first in the 200 freestyle (1:47.39), while Simpson finished first in the 100 butterfly (54.71).

Sophomore Hayden Birnbrich (Pataskala/Columbus St. Charles Prep) finished first in two individual events: the 50 freestyle (22.29), and the 100 backstroke (57.41).

Michael Branch (Las Vegas, Nev/Palo Verde) swam to a first place finish in the longest event of the night, the 1,000 freestyle (10:40.14).

Sophomore Harrison Falconer (Canton/Canton Central Catholic) dove to a first place finish in the one meter diving event with a score of 94.15.

The Purple Raiders next meet will be next Friday (Nov.16) when they travel to Latrobe, Pa  to face St. Vincent. 

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