Swimming and diving leaves mark at conference meet

February 24th, 2011

The John Carroll University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams competed in the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships this past weekend, the biggest competition of the year for each respective team, and although neither team finished in first place, the Blue Streaks still competed impressively.

The men’s swimming and diving team finished in second place out of five teams competing in the OAC Championships, with the Ohio Northern University Polar Bears claiming first place.

The Polar Bears claimed first place in the tournament for the seventh straight year as they finished with a total of 339 points. The Blue Streaks finished with 202 points to finish in second place ahead of Baldwin-Wallace College (148), the University of Mount Union (130) and Wilmington College (46).

The women’s team also fared well in the OAC Championships as they finished in third place with 140 team points on the day. ONU finished in first place again on the women’s side as they racked up a total of 308 team points over the three-day event.

Mount Union finished in second place (205), B-W finished in fourth (131) and Wilmington was last with 46 team points.

Sophomore Julia Adams was awarded the OAC “Swimmer of the Year” after racking up three individual titles.

Junior Brendan Carey earned all-conference honors for the first time after he finished in third place in the 200 Breaststroke final.

Carey’s classmate Alex Vereshchagin shattered a conference record in the 100 Freestyle and set a provisional time for the NCAA Tournament.

Full results from the weekend can be found at