Wabash produces best times to close 2021 Pebworth Invitational
The Wabash Swim and Dive Team produced 63 best times of the season and 17 best personal times at the 2021 Gail Moll Pebworth Invitational, which was held Friday through Sunday at the Crawfordsville Aquatics Center and sponsored by the Montgomery County Visitors and Convention Bureau. The Little Giants scored a total of 924 points over the three-day competition to finish third on seven teams.
Birmingham-Southern College won the men’s competition with a total of 1,356.5 points. Franklin finished in second place with a score of 1061. Colorado College scored 798 points to finish fourth overall. Albion (770.5 points), Asbury University (538 points) and Center College (477 points) rounded out the team’s score.
Two Wabash Relays placed in the top ten on the Little Giants’ All-Time Top Ten list. The closing 400 freestyle relay won the event with a time of 3: 05.17. The quartet of Ethan johns, Brandon edwards, Connor craig, and Caleb mccarty shot in the sixth fastest time in this event in school history. The 800 relay team free from Daren Glory, Johns, Edwards and McCarty also won this event with a time of 6: 53.16 for the third fastest time in school history.
Johns won the 200-yard freestyle on Saturday clocking 1: 42.37 to also break his brother Elliot’s first-year record of 1: 42.10 set in 2013. Edwards added a 10th place finish in the final. A “of this event with a time of 1: 48.60.
Wabash took third place in the 200-yard QN relay to open Saturday’s portion of the competition. Justin dusza, Isaac temores, Connor craig, and McCarty combined for a time of 1: 34.10. Glore clinched a third place finish in the 400-yard IMO “A” final finishing in 4: 10.22. Temores was fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 57.64. Judge Wenz finished in 1: 00.27 in the “A” final to place ninth overall.
Dusza clocked a time of 52.63 in the 100m backstroke “A” final for fourth place. wabash diver tanner sculptor was third in Saturday’s one-meter event with a score of 370.35 for 11 dives. William morris scored a total of 361.40 points to place fourth overall. Thomas Gaines ranked eighth with a score of 272.45 points.
Glore opened Sunday’s competition with a fourth place finish in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 16: 35.55. Carver took fourth place in Sunday’s three-meter diving competition with a total of 365.30 points. Morris was fifth with a score of 351.90. Gaines placed ninth overall with a total of 241.55 points.
Johns scored another individual victory in the 100-yard freestyle on Sunday with a time of 46.18. McCarty finished in 46.84 to take second place. Edwards also made the “A” final and finished in 47.55 for sixth place. Craig was the fourth Little Giant to make the “A” final and finished in ninth place with a time of 48.36.
Dusza was third with a time of 1.53.68 on the 200 backstroke. Jacob Penrose was ninth in Sunday’s 100-yard medley “A” final with a time of 55.59. He added another ninth place in the 200-yard butterfly “A” final with a time of 2: 01.79.
Wenz took third place in the 200-yard breaststroke “A” final touching the wall for the last time in 2: 06.87. Temores placed sixth in the “A” final with a time of 2: 08.82. Glore placed 10th overall finishing in 2: 12.15.
“What a phenomenal weekend for our men at Invite,” Wabash College head coach Will bernhardt noted. “The results really show how hard they’ve worked at this point in the season. They got to see some of these awards this weekend. We’re really happy and excited about what’s in store for the rest of the season. We’ve snapped up. a freshman. record and put a few relays on the all-time top ten list. Our team was ready to compete and it showed. I am extremely proud of all the efforts. Now we are going to make a little break and get back to work shortly after Thanksgiving to prepare for facing DePauw on December 4th.
“We received tremendous support from parents at Wabash and the support staff at the Crawfordsville Aquatic Center. Everyone who helped out in the competition helped put on a great weekend for all of the competitors.