WC swim teams open with losses to BW

WILMINGTON – The Wilmington College women’s and men’s swimming teams opened their 2018-19 season Saturday with losses to Baldwin-Wallace at the WC natatorium.

“We have a young team that raced well today,” WC coach Trip Breen said. “That said, we missed some opportunities and need to work on finishing races.”

For the men, Logan Schroer headlined the Fightin’ Quakers performance individually, winning both the 50-meter freestyle (26.14) and 100-meter freestyle (57.49). He also was joined by Lawrence Daya, Frederick Rankin and Isak Alin to finish second in the 200-meter medley relay (1:55.04).

Rankin took second in the 100-meter IM (1:07.79) and third in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:11.47). Alin finished second in two individual events – the 200-meter freestyle (2:07.54) and the 100-meter breaststroke (1:10.10). Daya finished second in the 100-meter backstroke (1:06.92).

“I am very pleased with our team, especially our seniors, for creating an environment for future success,” said Breen. “The results aren’t what we want yet, but we have an outstanding group that will get better every week.”

For the WC women, Macki Leon won three events including the 100-meter IM by more than seven seconds with a time of 1:14.35. She also won the 100-meter freestyle (1:05.13) and was joined by Maryn Herring, Margaret Hover and Hannah Davis on Wilmington’s winning 200-meter freestyle relay (2:01.19).

Davis took second in the 50-meter freestyle (30.82) and third in the 100-meter freestyle (1:08.09). Hover was second in the 200-meter freestyle (2:26.50).

Herring, who is coming off an injury, added a second-place finish (1:16.54) in the 100-meter butterfly and took third place (31.61) in the 50-meter freestyle.

Wilmington travels to Ohio Northern University for a dual meet Friday.