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Swimming & Diving Faces ISU, Evansville on Saturday

Swimming & Diving Faces ISU, Evansville on Saturday

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will make its first appearance in the new Vigo County Aquatic Center on Saturday, facing Indiana State and Evansville in a three-team event.

The Rose-Hulman women will face the first-year NCAA Division I program from crosstown Indiana State, along with established Division I program Evansville on Saturday.  The Rose-Hulman men will compete in a dual matchup against Evansville.

The Fightin' Engineer men won 10 events to defeat Wabash 184-114 in their most recent meet on Nov. 5 at the Sports and Recreation Center.  Senior Pierce Bartine and junior Cam Gill led the performances with two individual wins and two relay victories each.  Bartine won the 50-freestyle (21.93) and 100-butterfly (50.92) individual events, while Gill won the 100-backstroke (54.04) and the 200-backstroke (1:59.16).

On the women's side, Rose-Hulman placed second at the Illinois Wesleyan Halloween Invitational on Oct. 29 in their most recent meet.  The Fightin' Engineers won the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:57.59 to highlight the effort.  Winning team members included Ellie HongSavannah RiceBethany Lefeber and Parker Brady to highlight the meet.  Hong also had an individual win in the 200-backstroke (2:10.56).

After Saturday's meet, Rose-Hulman will compete at Valparaiso University on Friday Nov. 18 in their final pre-Thanksgiving meet.