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December 11, 2018

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Men's swim/dive beats Wilmington

Junior Pete He (Mason) and sophomore Nolan Huey (Fort Collins, Colo./Fossil Ridge) posted three first place finishes each to lead the Ohio Northern mens swimming and diving team to a 172-89 dual meet victory over Wilmington on Friday evening.

The Polar Bears improve to 1-0 with the victory, while the Quakers fall to 0-1.

Huey claimed first place in the 200-meter free and 100 back in 2:05.20 and 1:01.28, respectively, before teaming up with juniors Justin Chapman (Springboro) and Thomas Golba (Dayton/Alter) and freshman Zach Ayres (Chillicothe) to win the 200 freestyle relay in 1:41.09.

In the 200 medley relay, Chapman teamed up with senior Ian Simpson (Strongsville), junior Anthony Ferrell (Canton/Glen Oak) and He to claim first place in 1:50.89.

Simpson would finish first in the 50 back in :28.24, while He posted two first place finishes in the 100 fly and 50 fly in 1:00.86 and :26.88, respectively.

In the 100 I.M., Ferrell took first place in 1:04.93.

Freshman Ryan Mow (Macomb, Mich./Dakota) would also post a first place finish for the Polar Bears, after winning the 400 free in 4:31.89.

"The Wilmington coaching staff and ours have great respect for one another which always promotes healthy competition," said head coach Peggy Ewald. "It was a great night to get things rolling."

The Polar Bears return to action on Saturday morning as they host John Carroll at 1 pm at the ONU Sports Center Natatorium and host their annual "Swim for Cystic Fibrosis" Fundraiser.