TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology stands 2nd on the men's side and 5th in the women's competition after day one of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference swimming and diving championships at the Vigo County Aquatic Center.
Franklin holds a narrow lead in the men's team scoring with 214 points, followed by Rose-Hulman at 194. Franklin also has a significant lead in the women's team scoring.
The Fightin' Engineers won three men's events on the opening night of the meet. Jared Brown and Brendan King both recorded wins with the second-fastest event times in school history. Brown swam a 50-freestyle preliminary time of 20.56 seconds, before winning the event in 20.57 seconds. King rallied from an early deficit to win the 500-freestyle in a time of 4:39.34.
The performance included two runner-up and one third-place finish on Thursday. Kipp was second in the 200-individual medley (1:55.22) and the men's 400-medley team of William Kemp, Ethan Park, Derick Miller and Brown recorded a time of 3:27.19.
Elisa Weber paced the day one women's effort with a third-place finish in a time of 2:13.74.
The three-day competition continues through Saturday at the Vigo County Aquatic Center.