Written by Sports Information Student Assistant, Jake Sipes-Salter
HANOVER, Ind. - The Hanover men's swimming team had six all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference selections for their performances in the 2019 HCAC Men's Swimming & Diving Championships.
The Panthers had a quartet of all-HCAC second team picks in junior Alex Maldeney (Fort Wayne, Ind.), along with freshmen Louis Holbrook (Greenfield, Ind.), Will Morgan (Lapel, Ind.), and James Moll (Tipton, Ind.). This squad was the runner-up in the 400 yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:14.90, the best mark for HC in the event this year.
Maldeney added a personal-best 100 free time in the relay race as he finished his leg in 47.17 seconds, which beat the 47.47 seconds he swam earlier in the 100 individual prelims.
Holbrook swam in the 200 free consolation finals as well, and his 1:47.83 was good for his collegiate-fastest time. He additionally set his fastest pace in the 200 fly with a 2:03.49 to finish ninth in the consolation finals. For his performance, he was named to the Christopher M. Ragsdale all-Sportsmanship team.
In Moll's individual events, he set career-bests in the 100 back and 200 back, with times of 56.80 and 2:05.70, respectively. In each case, Moll mustered ninth place in the consolation finals.
All of these swimmers teamed up again to place third in the 200 medley relay as well, finishing at 1:39.45.
Freshman Davis Guthier (Fort Thomas, Ky.) and classmate Zach Stringer (Hebron, Ky.) each garnered an honorable mention for aiding in bronzes for relay teams. Guthier helped Holbrook, Maldeney, and Moll hit the wall at 7:21.28 for the final podium finish in the 800 free relay. Moreover, Guthier had a personal-best on the individual side in the 1650 freestyle, swimming a 17:35.03.
As for Stringer, he was a part of the 200 free relay group along with Maldeney, Moll and Morgan that slotted third with a 1:28.02, which is the event-best for Hanover this season.
As a unit, the Blue and Red finished third in the HCAC Championships with 204 points. Rose-Hulman came in second with 696 points, while Franklin took the conference crown with 723.5 points.
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