The women’s swim and dive team defeated Hillsdale College in an away meet Jan. 20, outscoring the Lady Chargers quite handedly, 132.5-90.5.
The men were set to face Ashland, but were without an opponent due to inclement weather.
The Cardinal women claimed many first place victories at the meet, with several of the women earning multiple first places.
Freshman Sidney Shipps posted first place victories in both the 200 freestyle and 400 IM, with times of 1:58.28 and 4:41.01.
Senior Alexandra Davis also swam well, claiming first in the 500 and 1,000 freestyle events, clocking 5:15.60 and 10:56.76. Senior Taylor Grashuis finished first in the 50 and 100 freestyle events, coming in with times of 25.76 and 56.05.
The men’s team, who were without competition, had several swimmers stick out on Sunday.
Freshman Pedro Rezende claimed first in both the 500 and 1,000 freestyle events, marking times of 10:10.36 and 4:59.49, respectively. Freshman Jared Caudill came in first in the 200 breaststroke (2:15.29) and the 400 IM (4:25.05). Yet another freshman, Zachary Rychel, swam for first place individually in his 100 freestyle event in 48.99 and also helped the 200 freestyle relay team to a first place victory with an overall time of 1:31.62. Senior Michael Spears came in first in the 50 freestyle event (22.10) and helped the 400 medley relay team to a first place time of 3:38.19.
The Cardinals are set to compete in the GLIAC Championships from Feb. 20 to Feb. 23, at Cleveland State University.
Reporting by Thomas Gallagher, Vanguard Reporter