WC opens home slate with win over BW

October 27, 2012

Junior Mikey Spraul won two individual events and was a part of a winning relay team.

Junior Mikey Spraul won two individual events and was a part of a winning relay team.

WILMINGTON, OH – The Wilmington College swim teams opened their home slate with victories over Baldwin-Wallace in Ohio Athletic Conference action Saturday at the Hermann Court Natatorium. The men’s team won eight events to record the 119-86 win, while the women were victorious in seven events for the 132-73 win.

Both teams improved 2-0 overall and 2-0 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. The Quakers return to the pool 6 p.m. Friday when they travel to Ohio Northern.

"It has been a great start to the season, the meet with Baldwin Wallace was a total team effort," said WC head coach Trip Breen. "I am really proud of the way that this team has challenged themselves so far. We had a great atmosphere for our first home meet. It was standing room only! The team and the coaching staff really appreciates the support from parents and fans."

Junior Mikey Spraul (Cincinnati, OH/Princeton) and sophomore Mason Harris (Westerville, OH/Westerville Central) led the Quakers with two event wins apiece.

It was the second straight week Spraul claimed two individual wins along with a relay victory. He won the 200 free in 2:02.28 and the 100 butterfly in 1:00.93. The junior was a part of the 200 medley relay team that finished in 1:53.14.

Harris won the 800 freestyle covering the distance in 9:27.42 and the 400 freestyle in 4:34.42.

Sophomore Addie Roberts (Franklin, OH/Franklin), sophomore Caroline Kruczynski (Grove City, OH/Central Crossing) and senior Julie Creech (Dayton, OH/Centerville) each won two individual events for the Lady Quakers.

Creech claimed the 200 freestyle in the time of 2:19.63 and won the 100 butterfly in 1:09.88, while Roberts was victorious in the 800 freestyle with a time of 10:32.07 and 400 freestyle in 5:10.78. Kruczynski won the freestyle sprint events, claiming the 50 in 29.97 and the 100 in 1:06.42.