Men's Swimming Heads to Ohio Wesleyan for Mid-Season Championships

Photo by Madi Wellendorf
Photo by Madi Wellendorf


*Story by Wilmington Athletic Communications Student Assistant Adam Knaub

WILMINGTON, Ohio - The Wilmington College men's swimming team will travel to Ohio Wesleyan University for its mid-season championship meet Saturday and Sunday. 

The Coach: Trip Breen is in his 20th season as the head coach of Wilmington's men's and women's swimming teams. Breen has been named Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Men's Coach of the Year four times, the most recently in the 2016-17 season.

Who to Watch: Junior Frederick Rankin received Ohio Athletic Conference swimmer of the week nominations last week for his performance in the Quaker swimming victory over Hiram College. Rankin earned top step in four events 50-meter breaststroke (32.00), 100-meter breaststroke (1:10.78), 50-meter butterfly (29.24) and the 200-meter medley relay (1:56.81) where he was joined by Lawrence Daya, Isak Alin and Logan Schroer. Four other Quakers were multi-event winners. Ian Darras won the 200-meter freestyle (2:23.58) and the 400-meter IM (5:35.01) while Daya claimed the 50-meter backstroke (30.69) and the 100-meter backstroke (1:09.52). Alin triumphed in the 100-meter freestyle (58.33) and the 100-meter butterfly (1:03.73) while Schroer claimed titles in the 50-meter freestyle (26.56) and the 400-meter freestyle (4:42.96).

Coverage: Live video of the meet is available - visit the link above.

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Up Next: Wilmington travels to Manchester University for a dual meet next Saturday.