WILMINGTON, Ohio - The Wilmington College men's swimming team competed in its home, the WC Natatorium, for the first time over a year on Saturday afternoon with the University of Mount Union winning the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) dual 159-88.
"It was great to have the opportunity to compete again," Head Men's Swimming Coach Trip Breen said. "We were able to swim the longer format, giving us a better opportunity to see where we are and what we need to continue to improve on. We made some adjustments, and I was happy to see the team implement what we have been working on in practice. We still have a lot more to do moving forward."
Michael Phillippe won his first collegiate event by taking home the 200-meter IM with a time of 2:23.98, beating out teammate Ian Darras's mark of 2:39.14. Phillippe also claimed runner-up honors in the 200-meter backstroke by touching the wall in 2:32.84. Logan Schroer, along with two third-place finishes, took second in the 50-meter freestyle with an in-season best mark of 25.90 seconds. Cameron Bolen nearly won the 100-meter breaststroke, but the freshman was just out-touched with his time of 1:11.20. He also took second in the 200-meter breaststroke (2:48.84).
Wilmington heads to University Heights, Ohio, to face John Carroll University in an OAC dual on Friday, Feb. 19.