Oilers Fall Short Against Ohio Wesleyan

The University of Findlay men's and women's swimming teams competed against Ohio Wesleyan on Friday, January 21 in Sink Natatorium. The women's team won 124-99 while the men's team fell 128-61.

On the women's side, Nikki Schnell-McCoy and Ailsa Hershaw each had a hand in three wins apiece to lead the squad.

Schnell-McCoy won the 1000-yard freestyle in school record-breaking fashion at 10:56.33, was first in the 200-yard backstroke (2:10.15) and teamed with Tanya Tikhonova, Jill Herbst and Emily Thomas to capture top honors in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:42.53).

Hershaw meanwhile won the 400-yard IM (4:42.22), was first in the 500-yard freestyle (5:18.43) and was victorious in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:30.81).

Tikhonova added a first place finish in the 200-yard freestyle after crossing the line in 1:58.28, Thomas had a gold in the 100-yard freestyle at 54.56 and Maddie Bell won both the 1-meter (235.50) and 3-meter (220.81) dives.

On the men's side, Tim Andersson-Lind took home top honors in the 200-yard freestyle (1:52.57) and the 200-yard butterfly (2:01.17).

David Conti also had a pair of first place finishes, taking home top honors in the 400-yard IM (4:30.45) and 200-yard backstroke (2:07.37).

John Bogart added a top finish in the 200-yard breaststroke, winning the event in 2:22.58.

The Oilers will be back in action again on January 28-29 at Wayne State University.