January 26, 2013

Denison tops Carnegie Mellon on Senior Day

Al Weik and Quinn Bartlett won three times as the Big Red held off Carnegie Mellon for a 141-128 victory from the Trumbull Aquatics Center in Granville.

As four members of the Big Red squad swam in their final home meet, the home fans in Granville were treated to 14 event victories on the day.  In what is the typical grueling fashion of a distance swimmer, Weik took first in the 1650 free (16:03.46), the 1,000 free (9:42.65) and the 500 free (4:44.54) to lead the way.

Bartlett picked up his victories in the 100 back (51.83), the 200 back (1:52.88) and the 200 medley relay that he led off with a 24.49 backstroke split.

Damon Rosenburg set off some fireworks with a Trumbull Aquatics Center record in the 100 breaststroke after touching in 56.11.  He also was a part of the winning 200 medley relay along with Bartlett, Andrew Rich and Sean Chabot.

Two events prior to Rosenburg's record-setting performance in the 100 breaststroke, Carlos Maciel set a new pool record in the 200 free with a winning time of 1:40.26.  Maciel and Rosenburg's times were both NCAA provisional qualifying times.  For Maciel it was .06 shy of his season best set at the Miami Invitational in December.  For Rosenburg his time of 56.11 was a season-best.

In the men's 1-meter dive Connor Dorff edged Gabe Dixson by two points after posting a winning score of 283.88.  Dixson checked in with a six-dive score of 281.70.  In the 3-meter board it was Dixson who led the way with a score of 329.18.  Placing second was Ben Lewis with 280.80.

In the sprint freestyle events Ryan Fleming prevailed in the 50 free in 21.61 seconds.  Spencer Fronk was the winner in the 100 free in 46.67 seconds.  Ben Snader locked up the win in the 200 breaststroke in 2:13.73 while Andrew Rich rounded out the winners for Denison with a time of 52.03 to win the 100 fly.

DU improves to 6-1 in dual meets this season with the victory.  They will close out their dual meet schedule next Saturday (Feb. 2) at Ohio Wesleyan.

NOTABLE: Prior to the meet Denison recognized four members of its senior class who competed in their final home meet of their careers on Saturday. Those seniors were Quinn Bartlett, Gabe Dixson, Jay Haney and Seth Lemon.