HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover women's swimming team will look to build on their regular-season success when they travel to compete as part of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Swimming & Diving Championships this weekend.
Hosted by Rose-Hulman, the event will be held at the Vigo County Aquatic Center, with events scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 13. Prelims will start at 10:00 a.m. each day with finals slated for 6:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Saturday will feature a senior recognition beginning at 4:00 p.m. followed by the finals at 5:00 p.m.
HCAC PARTICIPANTS: The 2020 HCAC Swimming Championships will feature six institutions in pursuit of the HCAC crown – Hanover, Anderson, Franklin, Manchester, Rose-Hulman, and Transylvania.
REGULAR SEASON ACTION: The Blue and Red enter the weekend with a 2-3 overall record against HCAC opponents after defeating Rose-Hulman (123-90) as part of the team's regular season finale. The Panthers also garnered a victory over Manchester in head-to-head competition by a score of 116-51.
SCOUTING THE FIELD: The Franklin College Grizzlies enter the Championships looking for their third straight title. The preseason favorite claimed the 2019 title with 796 points, holding off runner-up Rose-Hulman with 339 total points.
HANOVER IN THE POOL: The Panthers travel to Terre Haute Ind. with some major momentum as the team defeated Rose-Hulman behind first place finishes from eight different swimmers.
Freshman Megan Quinn (Richmond, Ind.) kicked off the afternoon with a first-place mark in the 1,000-yard freestyle before teammate freshman Lindsey Hoskins (Columbia City, Ind.) won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:13.67.
Freshman Ilys Anderson (Hebron, Ky.) claimed the top spot in the 50-yard backstroke touching the wall in a time of 29.94 while freshman Liz Bolinger (Kendalville, Ind.) won the 50-yard breaststroke with a time of 36.23. Teammate freshman Maddie Difilippo (Cincinnati, Ohio) captured the top spot in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:03.18. She also garnered a first palce finish in the 50-yard butterfly, while Anderson again deemed clutch in the 100-yard freestyle.
Senior Megan Brandt (Guyton, Ga.) competed as part of the 500-yard freestyle swimming a first-place time of 6:04.63. Rounding out the dual for the Panthers was freshman Emelia Currin (New Albany, Ind.) in the 200-yard IM taking first while the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Brandt, Hoskins, Anderson and sophomore Sydney Schulok (Cincinnati, Ohio) claimed the top spot.