Feb. 9 – GRANVILLE, Ohio – Led by five appearances in finals heats, the Hiram College swimming & diving teams competed in the second day of the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships hosted by Denison University on Thursday.
Leading the way for the women's squad was sophomore Sierra Daniels, who tallied 28.5 individual points on the day. Daniels tallied the lone individual finals performance of the day for the Terriers, collecting four points in the 200 individual medley with a career-best time of 2:39.21.
Along with her individual swims, Daniels swam a leg on both the 200 freestyle and 400 medley relay teams which set season bests during the finals. The 400 team, which also comprised of Meredith Fitschen-Brown, Jenn Nelson and Jill Schmidt, earned an eighth-place mark with a time of 4:57.52. Fitschen-Brown, Daniels and Schmidt also joined Emily Kelly in the 200 freestyle relay, earning ninth with a mark of 2:02.64.
On the men's side, the quartet of Reeve Bowling, Michael Barber, Jory Gomes and Paul Muehleisen swam in two finals, posting season-best performances in each. The team earned a ninth-place mark in the 200 free relay (1:41.02), before placing 10th in the 400 medley (4:22.15).
Through two days of action, the Terrier women have collected 150 points, while the men have earned 92.
Through 14 events on the men's side, Denison University (665) leads Kenyon College (625) by 40 points for first place. The two schools also hold the top spots on the women's side, with Denison leading with 712 total points through 13 events.
The North Coast Athletic Conference Championships will continue on Friday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. The first session of the day will include preliminaries of the 200 medley relays, the 400 individual medley, the 100 fly, breast and backstrokes, as well as the 200 free.