Stewart leads Fightin’ Quaker men in double dual

Stewart leads Fightin’ Quaker men in double dual

LEXINGTON, Kentucky- The Wilmington College men's swimming team competed in a double dual meet against Transylvania University and Wittenberg University on Saturday afternoon. The Fightin' Quakers beat Transylvania, but ultimately fell to Wittenberg.



  • The first event title for the Fightin' Quakers came from junior Andrew Stewart (Wilmington, OH/Clinton-Massie) in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:49.41. Stewart also claimed an individual title in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 48.97.

  • Stewart then joined forces with fellow senior Alex Tillapaugh (Wilmington, OH/Wickenburg) and David Bellus (Upper Marlboro, MD/Northmont), and junior Lawrence Daya (North Canton, OH/Glen Oak) to form a 200-yard freestyle relay. The quartet earned second-place with a time of 1:33.29.

  • Daya, Tillapaugh, Stewart, and sophomore Frederick Rankin (Frisco, TX/Lone Star) came together to form a 200-yard medley relay. The group earned second with a time of 1:43.01.

  • Daya earned second-place individual finishes in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 59.55 and the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:13.70.

  • Tillapaugh also earned a second-place individual finish in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.34.



  • "I thought we had good swims today, especially for our first long line up meet of the season. We still have some work to do on finishing races, but we have a 'sprint meet' coming up and hopefully that will help us work on that. I'm excited about our progress."



  • The Fightin' Quakers take on Ohio Northern at home at 7pm Friday and travel to Hiram on Saturday.