@DubC_Swimming men, a force to be reckoned with

@DubC_Swimming men, a force to be reckoned with

WILMINGTON, Ohio- The Wilmington College Men's Swim Team dove into the pool Saturday in a non-OAC dual meet against Hiram College. The men, whose record thus far this season is 3-1, added another win to the statistic today as they defeated Hiram, 128-33. The men competed in various unconventional events, including 50s of stroke and the 100 IM in addition to the usual line-up. The Fightin' Quakers took home all 13 event titles, including relays.


  • A usual force for the Fightin' Quakers, sophomore Andrew Stewart (Wilmington, OH/Clinton-Massie) opened the meet with an individual win for the men today in the 200 Meter Freestyle (2:08.55). Stewart also competed as an exhibition swimmer in the 400 Meter Freestyle (4:38.12), where he would have finished second, had he scored.

  • Senior David Spraul (Cincinnati, OH/Princeton) brought home the next first place finish for the team in the 50 Meter Backstroke (29.14). D. Spraul also brought home first in the 100 Meter Backstroke (1:04.96).

  • Freshman Freddie Snowden (Frisco, TX/Lone Star) clocked in, in first place in the 50 Meter Breaststroke with a time of 33.29. Snowden also finished second in the 100 Meter Individual Medley (1:07.65).

  • Senior Erik Spraul (Cincinnati, OH/Princeton) touched the wall first in both the 100 Meter Butterfly (1:03.92) and the 400 Meter Freestyle (4:27.85).

  • Junior Alex Tillapaugh (Wilmington, OH/Wickenburg) placed first in the 50 Meter Freestyle for the Fightin' Quakers (25.72) and the 100 Meter Breaststroke (1:17.67).

  • Senior Brendan Tirado (Dayton, OH/Oakwood) finished first in the 100 Meter Freestyle (59.14). Tirado also competed in the 200 Meter Freestyle, but as an exhibition swimmer. His time of 2:05.21 would have put him in first place, had he scored in that event.

  • Junior David Bellus (Upper Marlboro, MD/Northmont) clocked in with a 29.40 in the 50 Meter Butterfly for first place. He also competed as an exhibition swimmer in the 100 Meter Butterfly where he finished in 1:05.03.

  • Junior Cody Nash (Kingsburg, CA/Kingsburg) took home first in the 100 Meter Individual Medley for the Fightin' Quakers (1:06.47). Nash also finished second in the 200 Meter Freestyle (2:12.94).

  • The team of sophomore Lawrence Daya (North Canton, OH/Glen Oak), Nash, Tillapaugh, and E. Spraul finished first in the 200 Meter Medley Relay with a time of 1:55.21.

  • E. Spraul, D. Spraul, sophomore Andrew Haga (Gahanna, OH/Westerville South), and freshman Jared Shoemaker (Springfield, OH/Shawnee) came together to form an exhibition 200 Meter Freestyle Relay. Though this relay did not score, they still finished first in the field with a time of 1:47.80.


  • "This meet was another step in the right direction for us. It was a win for both the men and the women, and we had the opportunity to swim a lot of different events. A lot of people swam events we wouldn't typically see them in. Being able to put some people in new events will help us a lot with our invitational next weekend where people will be swimming events that they'll swim in our conference meet, for the first time this season."


  • The Fightin' Quakers head to their first invitational of the season, hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University, on Saturday and Sunday.