Men's swimming defeats Manchester at home, 81-32

Louis Holbrook

HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover men's swimming team celebrated its Senior Day on Saturday afternoon with an 81-32 home victory over Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference institution, Manchester.

In their lone home meet of the season, the Panthers won six of the eight men's races to earn their fourth head-to-head victory of the season. Hanover also honored its lone senior Lucas Miller (New Albany, Ind.) during the meet, who tallied a pair of fourth place finishes in the 50- and 100-yard freestyles.

To go along with the individual victories, HC added a pair of mixed relay wins as well. Junior Alex Maldeney (Fort Wayne, Ind.) was a member of both relay squads, the 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle, which finished with times of 1:51.48 and 1:42.45, respectively.

Joining Maldeney on the 200-yard medley relay was freshman James Moll (Tipton, Ind.). Moll added an individual victory in the 100-yard backstroke, as well as a second place finish in the 50-yard freestyle. The freshman recorded times of 1:00.64 and 23.74 seconds, respectively.

Also picking up a relay win, plus two individual top-two finishes was freshman Zach Stringer (Hebron, Ky.). Stringer earned a victory in the 50 free, logging a time of 23.70 seconds. The freshman placed second in the 100-yard butterfly, 1:04.02, while also competing on the winning 200-yard freestyle relay.

Freshman Davis Guthier (Fort Thomas, Ky.) put together a pair of strong freestyle performances Saturday, including the 1000-yard, where he clocked in at 11:07.45, picking up nine points for the team. Guthier also placed second in the 100 free, just behind classmate Will Morgan (Lapel. Ind.). Morgan's lone victory came with a time of 52.97 seconds.

Also earning individual wins were freshmen Louis Holbrook (Greenfield, Ind.) and Kyle Pfaffenberger (Seymour, Ind.). Holbrook swam to a first place finish in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:20.31, while Pfaffenberger's mark of 1:09.03 edge him teammate, Maldeney, in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Hanover will look to build off its strong performance when the team travels to face NCAA Division II squad, Urbana (Ohio), at 5 p.m., next Saturday, Jan. 12.

Contact: Tyler Jester