Swimming: Huron splashes past Monroe in SEC dual-meet


The Huron swimming and diving team made quick and easy work of Monroe on Thursday night. The River Rats jumped out quickly and never looked back in a 139-47 win over the Trojans in an SEC Red Division dual-meet.

Huron took the top three spots in the opening medley relay. The team of Jonathan Wang, Kevin Zhou, AJ Stewart and Eli Atkinson took first in 1:42.27. The team of Ji Ung Hyun, Dylan Schmitzerle, Eric Cardwell and Ben Hires went 1:52.74 to take second.

Huron took the top three spots – this will be recurring theme – in the 200 freestyle. Jonathan Jiang took first (1:55.86), Ian Powell was second (2:03.91) and Sean Underwood was third (2:04.50).

Hires was third in the IM in 2:09.18 and Dylan Schmitzerle was fourth (2:13.60).

Huron raced to the top four spots in the 50-free: Stewart was first (22.97), Hyun second (24.27), Eric Cardwell third (25.38) and Noah Flott fourth (25.56).

Huron’s Kyle Huehn won diving with 288.40 points while Alex Joseph splashed third with 131.65 points.

The River Rats dominated the butterfly with Atkinson first (56.95), Wang second (57.02), Hires third (1:03.48) and Osip Surdutovich fourth (1:16.04).

Again, Huron placed the top four in the 100 free: Schmitzerle was first (54.19), Zhou second (54.67), Flott second (54.67) and Powell fourth (56.58).

In the 500 free, Hyun touched second in 5:08.92 and Jiang was fourth in 5:25.63.

The River Rats foursome of Wang, Hires, Jiang and Hyun took second in the 200 free relay in 1:38.37.

Huron grabbed the top two spots in the backstroke with Atkinson first (57.18) and Stewart second (59.75). Zhou was fourth (1:06.87).

The River Rats went one-two-three in the breaststroke with Arthur Zhang first (1:06.05), Wang second (1:06.82) and Eric Cardwell third (1:15.65).

Huron’s foursome of Jiang, Zhou, Stewart and Atkinson won the 400 free relay in 3:32.04. The team of Tyler Gibbs, Underwood, Powell and Brandon Geng took second in 3:49.67.



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