Swimming and Diving Travels to Manchester for Friday Dual Meet

Swimming and Diving Travels to Manchester for Friday Dual Meet

Franklin, Ind. - The Franklin College men's and women's diving teams will have their first road meet of the 2015-16 season when they compete against Manchester University on Friday, October 30, at 6 p.m.

Both teams are 2-0 on the season after victories over Illinois College and Illinois Institute of Technology last Saturday.

For the women's team, sophomore Amy McCormick (Floyds Knobs, Ind./Floyd Central) earned Liberal Arts Conference's Women's Swimmer of the Week after swimming the fastest 100-yard freestyle split in the season-opening meet. She also earned top honors in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events.

Classmates Karlee Demsey (Jeffersonville, Ind./Jeffersonville) and Kaitlin Mans (Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual) recorded two wins last Saturday. Demsey touched the wall first in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke races. Meanwhile, Mans had wins in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard breaststroke events.

The men's swimming and diving team was led by freshman diver Will Combs (Indianapolis, Ind./Perry Meridian), the Liberal Arts Conference's Men's Diver of the Week after breaking the school record while winning the 1-meter diving competition with 250.60 points.

Sophomore Sam Hall (Owensboro, Ky./Owensboro Catholic) placed first in the 100-yard backstroke, and swam a leg on the second-place 200-yard medley relay team.

The Grizzlies won the 200-yard medley relay with team members senior Joel Foreman (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead), juniors Artur Schneider (Zurich, Switzerland) and Bailey Willoughby (Greenfield, Ind./Greenfield-Central), and sophomore Cody Porter (Kaolei, Hawaii/American Residence Academy).

Senior Alex Bariyev (Ukraine), junior Nick Allen (Plainfield, Ind./Plainfield), and freshmen Rob Warren (Bowling Green, Ky./Bowling Green) and Hall combined for a first-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Sophomore Zach Daily (Jeffersonville, Ind./Jeffersonville) won the 1,000-yard freestyle race to round out last week's top finishes.