ANDERSON, Ind. – The first duel meet of the 2018-19 season was a successful one for the Hanover men's swimming team, as they defeated Anderson on the road, 120-100.
The Panthers, who were competing for just the second time this season, received double-digit victories in the duel meet to record a season-high point total.
Leading the way was freshman Will Morgan (Lapel, Ind.), who tallied three first place finishes, two individual and one relay. Morgan earned the top spot in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:55.99. He was joined by junior Alex Maldeney (Fort Wayne, Ind.), freshman Jacob Moll (Tipton, Ind.) and freshman Louis Holbrook (Greenfield, Ind.) on the 200-yard freestyle relay, which won with a mark of 1:32.42. Morgan also notched personal bests in the 50- and 100-yard freestyles, placing second in both races at 23.66 and 52.26 seconds, respectively.
Maldeney took the top spot in the two short freestyle races, highlighted by a 22.19-second mark in the 50-yard. The junior clocked in at 49.29 in the 100-yard free. He was also a member of the 200-yard medley relay, which placed second with a time of 1:45.23.
Joining Maldeney on the medley relay was freshman Davis Guthier (Fort Thomas, Ky.), who earned a pair of individual first place finishes. Guthier was the lone swimmer in the 1000-yard freestyle, where he clocked in a 11:32.95. The first-year also won the 500-free with a time of 5:28.91.
Holbrook added a personal best time of 58.38 seconds in the 100-butterfly to go along with his performance in the 200-freestyle relay. The freshman's PR was good enough for a first place finish Saturday. He also added top three placements in the 200-yard freestyle and the 200-yard medley relay.
Moll recorded first place finishes in two backstroke races, the 100- and 200-yard swims. His time in the longer of the two events, 2:09.73, was a personal record and more than three seconds faster than his opening meet performance. The freshman clocked in at 58.72 seconds in the 100-backstroke and was also a member of the 200-medley relay team.
Hanover will look to build off its performance when they travel to Franklin for a 2 p.m. meet next Saturday, Nov. 17. The Panthers are slated to compete against the host school, Thomas More and Transylvania.
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