The rivalry between Kenyon and Denison is one of the strongest in the NCAC. During last Saturday’s dual meet the Big Red outswam the Lords and Ladies, 173.6-124.5 and 192.5-106.5, respectively.
Earlier this season the men’s team took first against Kenyon and the women’s team tied for first.
The women’s score of 192.5 was a result of 12 event wins. Many times were season bests for the Big Red.
In 50 freestyle, Carolyn Kane ‘17 won with a season best time of 23.75. She also got first in the 100 fly for completing it in 56.57. Zoe Whelan ‘20 and Angela Le ‘20 tied for second right behind Kane with a time of 58.16.
“It felt good going best times of the season,” Kane said. “It reinforces that the training we do in the pool everyday is working and that we are on the right path to where we want to be at the end of the year.”
Halli Garza ‘18 won the 200 fly in 2:03:26, the 400 IM 4:31:44. Campbell Costley ‘17 took home the 500 free in 4:57:46 and the 1,000 free in 10:20.43, season best in both events. Casey Kirby ‘20 took first in the 100 backstroke in 56.91 and 200 back in 2:04.68.
For the divers, Allison Fitzgerald ‘20 won the 1-meter board with a score of 246.30, Emma Weber ‘19 was the winner of the 3-meter dive with 240.9.
As for the men, Denison took home 10 events, three of them being season best times.
Stuart Hohm ‘18 won the 200 freestyle with 1:40.12. Bebe Wang ‘20 won the 200 backstroke in 1:51.10 and the 100 backstroke in 1:53.12. Kenny Fox ‘19 won the 100 fly in 50.10 and Jake Ball ‘19 won the 200 breastroke in 2:07.93.
Max Howes ‘17 took first in the 100 free in 46.42 seconds and competed in the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay where he placed first with 1:32.87 and 3:04.21 with his relay team.
For diving, Brian Allen won the six-dive score with 290.93
Kane said the team was very happy about the win against Kenyon but can learn from the meet to help them in future contests. The team focuses on the learning process and figures out ways to better their game.
“We try to come out of every meet smarter than we were before the meet started. After every race we think about what we did that went well and what we did that didn’t work as well then we try to fix those things for the next meet,” Kane said.
Denison returns to competition on Dec. 1 for the Miami Invitational.
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