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Swimming splits Allegheny

Nick Spring

Issue date: 1/30/09 Section: Sports
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Last Saturday, the men's and women's swimming and diving team hosted a dual meet versus Allegheny College at the Veale Natatorium. The results were split, with the men defeating Allegheny 135-94 and the women falling 141-101. The women got off to a slow start by taking second and fifth in the first event, the 400-medley relay. The men, on the other hand, took the top three spots and fifth in this event. Leading the Spartans in this event were Drew Swartz, Alex Hostoffer, John Somerville, and Michael Lin. The Case men continued to exert their dominance in their next event when Sam Geiger won the 1650 freestyle. In their next event, the men once again took first in the 200 freestyle thanks to the efforts of Alex Hostoffer. Both the men's and women's teams won the 400 IM. Kelsey Zeller swam for the women's team and Lin led the men's team. Both swimmers won their respective races by a slim margin, with less than a second separating the second-place finisher. In diving, Katie Caddle took third (team best) in the 1-meter dive and Bernie Jacobson won both the 1- and 3-meter dives for the men. For the second time that afternoon, Somerville was part of a winning effort, this time in the 200 butterfly. Additionally, the women took the 100 freestyle and 200 backstroke, won by Roxanne Leyshon and Ellen Crummy, respectively. Lin won the closely contested 500 freestyle, and in their last event of the day, the women won the 400 freestyle relay. On Saturday, the Spartans will once again play host as Ohio Northern University travels to Cleveland for a 1 p.m. matchup.
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