Quakers finish fifth at OWU
Harris takes second in freestyle mile
November 20, 2011
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DELAWARE — Wilmington College finished fifth in the Corbiere/Merion Invitational, which concluded Sunday. Host Ohio Wesleyan claimed the team title.
“I’m pleased. We swam well for three sessions. This time of year, with training and academic load and the stress of life, for them to be able to come in and swim three complete sessions was a lot of fun,” Wilmington head coach Trip Breen said.
Mason Harris (Westerville/Westerville Central) powered his way to a second-place finish in the 1,650-yard freestyle, touching in 18:02.
“I think we solidified today that Mason is definitely a distance swimmer,” Breen said. “He is learning the process, but he is impressive. He swam the first half of the race and felt pretty good. Then, he just started pouring it on. That was a lot of fun to watch.”
Breen said the weekend illustrated that his squad has the individual talent to get the job done, but needs a more collective effort.
“They need to come together as a team,” Breen said. “We had individual success and great swims, but this is a team sport. We have to become a little bit more cohesive as we get ready to start the second half of the season.”
The Quakers will return to action when John Carroll comes to the WC Natatorium for an Ohio Athletic Conference dual meet Dec. 3.