WOOSTER, Ohio. – The Westminster College men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams completed the final day of the three-day Wooster Invitational Saturday evening.
The Titan men finished second place out of nine schools, totaling 1,248.5 points. The Titan women placed fifth out of 11 schools, scoring 711.5 points.
For the Titan men, senior Mitch Stahara (Bethel Park, PA / Bethel Park) won his fourth overall and second individual race of the weekend as he placed first in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 45.68. Stahara joined juniors David Peffer (Ellwood City, PA / Riverside) and Michael Spencer (Clearfield, PA / Clearfield) and sophomore Matt Kwalick (Sewickley, PA / Quaker Valley) in the 400-yard freestyle relay, who finished second-place with a time of 3:07.28. Kwalick placed second in the 100-yard IM (53.56) and sophomore Thomas Somora (Grove City, PA / Grove City) finished fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:11.21).
Freshman Connor May (Highlands Ranch, CO / Glacier Park) placed second in the 1-Meter diving event, totaling a score of 426.50. May’s dive was a zone qualifying score for NCAA Nationals. Freshman Zack Thomas (Snohomish, WA / Snohomish) finished fourth (387.95) and sophomore Christian Bove placed 10th (264.80).
For the Titan women, senior Megan Douds (Bethel Park, PA / Bethel Park) finished best for Westminster, placing fifth in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:13.86. Douds also finished eighth in the 1650-yard freestyle, swimming a time of 18:23.70. Sophomore Abigail Jones (Cabot, PA / Knoch) placed ninth in the 200-yard breaststroke, clocking a time of 2:30.22.
Sophomore Kaitlyn Fast (Wooster, OH / Wooster) placed first in the 3-Meter dive, totaling a 412.60 score. Fast was victorious a day earlier in the 1-Meter diving event, and the 3-Meter score was a qualifying score for NCAA Nationals. Freshman Zoe Cable (North Royalton, OH / North Royalton) finished third with a score of 336.95.
Westminster is back in action Wednesday, January 3 at the North Shore Relay Meet in St. Petersburg, Florida. Start time is set for 11 a.m.