John Carroll Wins OAC Men's Swimming & Diving Title


AKRON, Ohio - John Carroll University claimed the 2019 Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Swimming and Diving Championship title held at the University of Akron's Ocasek Natatorium on Feb. 14-16.

The Blue Streaks won the meet totaling 985 points. Ohio Northern University finished second with 744.5 points while the University of Mount Union placed third tallying 694.5 points. Baldwin Wallace University and Wilmington College rounded out the standings with 310 and 276 points respectively.

Erik Sriubas of John Carroll was named Women's Swimmer of the Year while JCU's Ryan McClelland earned Diver of the Year honors. John Carroll's coaching staff of Mark Fino, Lewis Fellinger, Theresa Prinster and Liz Tamas garnered the OAC Coaching Staff of the Year award.

Sriubas won two events on the final day of competition for the Blue Streaks, winning the 1,650-yard freestyle with an NCAA B-Cut time of 15:51.67 and claiming the title in the 200-yard butterfly with a mark of 1:52.41. Matthew Ramsey (45.78 seconds) and Mason Beck (2:03.45 and NCAA B-Cut) also won the 100-yard freestyle and 200-yard breaststroke events respectively. 

The Blue Streaks weren't done, however, as McClelland posted and NCAA B-Cut mark of 458.30 points on the one-meter diving board. Finally, the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Adam Lenz, Forrest Campbell, Ryan Singler and Ramsey set an OAC record with a mark of 3:04.04.

Ohio Northern's Nolan Huey was the lone non-JCU individual to claim a championship on day three, winning the 200-yard backstroke in 1:50.42.