Men’s Swimming Team Earns 182-96 Win at Wabash
Crawfordsville, Ind., January 11, 2012 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s swimming team won 12 out of 16 events to earn a 182-96 victory at Wabash College to kick off the 2012 part of the regular season for the Bears.
Of the 16 events contested, Washington U. finished first in 12; the Bears placed second in the 100-yard backstroke, did not feature a participant in the two diving events and swam the 400-yard freestyle relay as exhibition swims.
Freshman Zane Turpin paced the team with three individual victories. Turpin led a top-three sweep in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:47.11, with freshmen Luke Dobben (9:48.14) and Jacob Hale (10:05.93) finishing second and third, respectively.
Turpin, Dobben and sophomore Alex Cox also swept the 500-yard freestyle, with the freshmen finishing in 4:46.44 and 4:47.30, respectively. Turpin’s third win came in the 200-yard butterfly, which he finished in 1:55.27.
The Bears kicked off the meet the right way with a win in the 400-yard medley relay. The team of sophomore Jason Wan, sophomore Brian Carpenter, junior Brendan Morin and junior Mark Minowitz swam the fastest laps individually for a collective victory in 3:34.01.
Carpenter recorded two more individual wins of his own. He won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:00.06, and he led a Washington U. sweep of the 200-yard breaststroke along with sophomore Tyler Perez and senior John Scott.
Morin also picked up two individual wins - in the 50-yard freestyle, he swam one length in 22.05, and in the 100-yard butterfly, Morin finished in 52.36, nearly two seconds faster than the closest competitor.
Minowitz earned his individual win in the 100-yard freestyle. His time of 48.67 edged freshman Matt Nutter by 0.15 seconds. Nutter picked up a victory in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:47.82, after leading the entire race from beginning to end.
The final two wins for the Bears came from Perez in the 200-yard individual medley and senior Chris Valach in the 200-yard backstroke.
Both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will return to action this weekend at the Washington University Invitational, which will take place on Friday, Jan. 13, and Saturday, Jan. 14, in the I.E. Millstone Pool at Washington U.’s Athletic Complex.