Eagles Win Eight Events In Meet at Saginaw

Eagles Win Eight Events In Meet at Saginaw

Hillsdale 155, Ashland 123
Saginaw Valley State 217, Ashland 74 

Saginaw Valley State 184, Ashland 103


The Ashland University men's and women's swimming & diving teams combined for eight event wins on Saturday (Jan. 20) in a meet at Saginaw Valley State. Hillsdale also competed at the meet on the women's side.

For the men, freshman Dylan Nasser was impressive with three individual event wins. The first came in the 100 back stroke where he finished with a time of 52.85 seconds. Senior Keegan Goeke held down the second spot, exactly two seconds behind. Nasser was also the winner in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:56.82. He was fastest in the 400 individual medley, touching the pad in 4:10.19.

Senior Ryan Deemer took first place in a pair of distance events, winning the 1000 freestyle with a time of 9:48.40 and the 500 freestyle in 4:45.43.

The final individual win for the men came from senior Christopher Georgiadis, who came in first place in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:56.63.

The Eagles were second in both relays on Saturday. Nasser, junior Daniel Callis, Goeke and senior Josh Nixon swam the 200 medley relay in 1:36.83. In the 200 freestyle relay, junior Ben Keilholz, Goeke, Nixon and Georgiadis finished in 1:28.55.

On the women's side, senior Grace Reichard won two events. She was the fastest swimmer in the 100 freestyle with a time of 53.19 seconds. She also won the 100 breaststroke, touching the pad in 1:06.75.

Junior Erin Staley was second in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:23.93.

The AU women were second in both relay events. The combination of freshman Jessica Zaper, Reichard, junior Julia Grady and junior Sophie Brightman swam the 200 medley relay in 1:52.87. That same foursome finished the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:40.13.

The Eagles will continue their ramp-up for the GLIAC Championships with their final regular season event of the season on Friday (Jan. 26) at 6 p.m. when they take on Malone and Urbana at Messerly Natatorium. The meet is a make-up of a previously postponed event earlier this month.