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Men’s Swimming and Diving Earns Split at Illinois Wesleyan

Men’s Swimming and Diving Earns Split at Illinois Wesleyan

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois tech's men's swimming and diving team made the trip down Interstate 55 to Illinois Wesleyan University on Saturday to swim a double dual against IWU and Carthage College. Tech downed the Titans 172-86 and fell to Carthage 210-84.

Meet Highlights

  • In the 1000 Yard Freestyle, Karsen Diepholz took home a victory with a time of 10:08.41. Peyton Goetschel placed fourth in the same event with a time of 10:33.38, an improvement of nearly 10 seconds.
  • Seth Wissenbach won the 200 yard Freestyle with a time of 1:48.65, a season-best.
  • In the 100 Yard Backstroke, Matthew Randle placed second at 57.55s. He also finished second in the 200 Yard Backstroke (2:06.24).
  • Jay Korhonen (2:02.71) and Wissenbach (2:06.27) occupied second and third place in the 200 Yard Butterfly.  The also occupied third and fourth place in the 200 Yard Breaststroke (Korhonen – 2:13.96, Wissenbach – 2:23.38).
  • The Escasa brothers were strong in the 100 Yard Butterfly. Julian Escasa placed second (54.14s) while Ryan Escasa was right behind (54.22s).
  • Julian Escasa was also strong in the freestyle events. He placed third in the 50 Yard Freestyle at 22.53s and earned third-place in the 100 Yard Freestyle (49.36s).
  • Miles Thompson earned third place in the 500 Yard Freestyle, clocking in at a season-best 5:09.49.

Up Next

  • Tech has a big weekend ahead, as the Scarlet Hawks will head to the University of Chicago to compete in the three-day Phoenix Fall Classic from Friday through Sunday. The festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.