HOLLAND, Mich. – Despite a heavy workload as it makes the final push toward the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championship, Albion College had enough in the tank to defeat Hope College, 160-136, in a men's swimming & diving dual meet.
Ethan Henninges turned in a dominant performance, winning the 1,000-yard freestyle by 14 ½ seconds. Henninges finished his race in 10:35.15.
Albion also went 1-3-4 in the 200 breaststroke. Huttenlocher (2:10.01) led the way with Jonna in third (2:20.36) and Jackman in fourth (2:22.02).
Albion also earned 1-2 finishes in the 50 freestyle (Len Ciemniecki and Nate Kozycki) and 200 backstroke (Erik Halboth and Noah Mitchell with Anthony Hopkins adding two points with a fourth place finish),
Tommy Trueax won the 500 freestyle in 5:04.07 and Albion put the exclamation point on the meet by outscoring Hope, 13-4, in the 200 freestyle relay. Evan Wonner, Robertson, Huttenlocher and Ciemniecki were first (1:27.28).
While he did not finish first in an event, Matt Anderson continued to improve in the butterfly events, setting lifetime best times in the 100 (56.78) and 200 (2:08.87).
Albion and Hope will meet again Friday, Feb. 1, in a 6:30 p.m. meet at Eastern Michigan University.
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