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Swimming & Diving Teams Win 14 Events at Home Opener

Swimming & Diving Teams Win 14 Events at Home Opener

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's and women's swimming and diving teams combined to win 14 events, and the men brought home first-place honors in the home opener against Illinois Wesleyan University on Saturday afternoon.

The men's squad picked up a 164-64 victory over the visiting Titans, while the women fell by a 180-82 margin.

Brendan King and Dutch Kipp led the men's performance with two individual event wins each.  King won the 100-freestyle (48.57) and 200-butterfly (2:00.29), while Kipp captured the 100-butterfly (54.77) and the 200-individual medley (2:00.37).

The women's squad picked up four event wins on Saturday afternoon.  Parker Brady won the 50-freestyle in 27.12 seconds, and Brooke Covert captured the 200-butterfly in 2:34.79.  Rose-Hulman swept the diving events, with Michelle Reese scoring 254.70 points in one-meter and Michaela Kivett tallying 246.15 points in three-meter.

Men's individual event winners included Austin Bockman in the 1,000-freestyle (10:36.96); Jared Brown in the 50-freestyle (21.68); William Kemp in the 200-breaststroke (2:16.83); and Derick Miller in the 100-breaststroke (1:01.54).

Rose-Hulman also swept the two men's relay events.  Ryan NikolicEthan ParkJared Brown and Dutch Kipp won the 200-medley relay in 1:39.35, while Alex Ketcham, Nikolic, Miller and Zach Tate claimed the 200-freestyle relay in 1:28.56.

Rose-Hulman returns home on Friday Jan. 17 against NCAA Division I Valparaiso at the Sports and Recreation Center Natatorium.