BW Men and Women Both Finish Fourth at OAC Swimming & Diving Championships
OAC Diver of the Year, Julie Pinter
AKRON, OHIO -- The Baldwin Wallace University men and women's swimming and diving teams completed competition today (Saturday, February 18, 2012) in the final day of the three-day Ohio Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships at the Ocasek Natatorium at the University of Akron. The championships were being hosted by Ohio Northern University.
After three days of competition, the Yellow Jacket women finished in fourth place with 380 points and the men placed fourth with 311 points.
The women’s team was led by four-time NCAA Division III All-American junior Julie Pinter (Broadview Hts./Brecksville-Broadview Hts.) who came in first in the 1-meter dive with a score of 476.60. Pinter was also selected as women’s OAC diver of the year. Sophomore Angela Musille (Canton/GlenOak) broke the OAC record in the 200-yard breastroke with a time of 2:24.08. Also for the women, sophomore Emma Gerdes (Avon) came in fifth place overall in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:11.30. The women’s 400-yard freestyle relay team consisting of freshman Kayla Eyster (Canton, Mich./Plymouth-Canton), Gerdes, freshman Carli Dugan (Mentor), and Musille came in fourth with a time of 3:45.13.
The men’s team was led by senior Nic Null (Shelby/Mansfield St. Peter’s) who placed fourth in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 47.01. Also for the men, was junior Chris Tuttle (North Royalton), senior Zach Pfeil (Sandusky/Perkins), and sophomore Ryan Stover (Napoleon) all finished fifth. Tuttle swam a time of 17:15.00 in the 1650-yard freestyle. Pfeil swam the 200-yard breastroke and came in with a time of 2:14.86. Stover swam the 200-yard backstroke in a time of 1:59.83. The men’s 400-yard freestyle relay team consisting of Null, Tuttle, junior Matt Zych (Des Plaines, Ill./Maine West), and junior Tony Tijerina (Defiance/Napoleon) came in fourth at a time of 3:16.62.
For complete results and for other championship information, please visit http://ohionorthern.prestosports.com/sports/wswimdive/2011-12/oacs.