15: BACK ON TOP- Men's Swimming avenges narrow 2013 loss to reclaim PAC
Fueled for a full year by a narrow 13-point loss to archrival
Westminster at the 2013 Presidents' Athletic Conference Championships,
the Grove City College men's swimming and diving team avenged that loss
at the 2014 meet to reclaim their crown as conference champions and win
their sixth title in seven years.
Just two weeks before the conference championships, the Wolverines were
edged by the Titans 156-141 in a road dual meet- a promising result,
given that Grove City's superior depth was better suited for the
championship-style scoring format.
In those two weeks before the championships, however, Grove City found
out that diver Richie Klimek, one of the favorites to win both the
1-meter and 3-meter events, would not be able to compete due to injury,
greatly impacting what was sure to be another close competition.
The Wolverines got out to a strong start at the championships, winning
the 200 freestyle relay en route to a 19-point lead after day one. The
next day, Grove City was actually able to create some distance, using a
dominant 60-11 advantage over the Titans in the 100 butterfly to lead by
71 points after night two.
Westminster wouldn't go down without a fight, closing the gap to 36
points after the 200 breaststroke, but the answer for Grove City was
once again in the butterfly. Led by Jeremy Kim's narrow victory in the
200-yard event- the only individual win for the Wolverines in the meet-
the Wolverines outscored Westminster by 29 points and held on from there
for a 773-718 victory.
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