AKRON, Ohio – Wilmington College men's swimming sophomore Isak Alin set an Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) record with his win in the 200-yard breaststroke on the final day of the 2020 OAC Swimming & Diving Championships held at Ocasek Natatorium on Saturday.
Alin swam a time of 2:02.17 to defeat Joan Venos of John Carroll University by 14 hundredths of a second. The time is both an OAC record, Wilmington program record and an NCAA B-Cut time, which puts Alin in the mix to receive an invite to the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving National Championships. Additionally, Alin is the Fightin' Quakers' first OAC champion since David Hawk in 2016.
Senior Brody Morris also competed in the event, taking fifth in the consolation final with a time of 2:21.61. In the 1,650-yard freestyle, the event that opened the evening finals, Samuel Shanes took home ninth place with a time of 18:24.24.
Three Quakers competed in the consolation final of the 200-yard backstroke in Mike Austin, Reed Ashcraft and Samuel Wallace. Austin finished second (2:05.55), Ashcraft took fourth (2:08.83) and Wallace placed eighth (2:17.00). Aaron Polk was the other Wilmington individual to compete, swimming a time of 2:11.02 in the consolation final of the 200-yard butterfly.
"Between the men and women, we had 104 lifetime best performances on the week including 11 school records and one OAC record," Head Men's Swimming Coach Trip Breen said. "This team worked hard all year and had a lot of fun. All of their work definitely paid off in the results this weekend."
Wilmington finished the championships in fifth place 261 points. John Carroll University once again won the OAC title with 967 points while the University of Mount Union finished runner-up with 799 points. Ohio Northern University (540 points) and Baldwin Wallace University (369 points) rounded out the standings.