Weekend Sports Roundup

via athletics.kenyon.edu

via athletics.kenyon.edu

So you all probably know the biggest sports news of the weekend by now: the Lords swimming and diving team has claimed their third straight NCAA Division III title, edging out Denison by 85 points. This is the 34th time in 36 seasons that the Lords have taken the championship trophy.

Arthur Conover ’17 and Harrison Curley ’15 are also both new NCAA record holders. Conover broke the NCAA-record time in the 1650-yard freestyle. Curley broke his own record in the 200-yard backstroke, which he set last year, and then broke two more records, in the 400-yard individual medley and as part of the 200-yard individual medley relay, along with with Kevin Magee ’15, Trevor Manz ’17 and Wes Manz ’15.

The Ladies also finished strong in fourth place, making it the 35th season in a row that they have finished in the top five. Diver Maria Zarka ’16 won her first one-meter diving national title in the process. Congratulations to all of Kenyon’s swimmers and divers!

Now spring sports are under way, and many teams are off to some good starts. Here’s what happened this week: Continue reading

Weekend Sports Roundup

Katie Kaestner '16 swimming the breaststroke at the NCAC Swimming and Diving Championships. Kaestner had Kenyon's top individual finish on the final day of competition.

Katie Kaestner ’16 swimming the breaststroke at the NCAC Swimming and Diving Championships. Kaestner had Kenyon’s top individual finish on the final day of competition.

This weekend, the “U” key on my keyboard came off, making it very strange to type words such as “Roundup.” But that won’t stop me from giving you the highlights of Kenyon Athletics from the past week. Here’s what happened:

Swim Championship (Wednesday-Saturday):

Men’s Swimming and Diving at North Coast Athletic Conference Championship: 2nd Place

Women’s Swimming and Diving at North Coast Athletic Conference Championship: 2nd Place

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Weekend Sports Roundup

Hannah Cooper ’15. Via athletics.kenyon.edu

Super Bowl Roundup: It looked more like hockey than football at the end, but the New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24. Game MVP: The shark on the left in Katy Perry’s halftime show.

Now back to Kenyon Sports:

Wednesday:

Men’s Basketball at Oberlin College: Loss 50-62

Women’s Basketball at Oberlin College: Loss 46-59 Continue reading

The Monday Catchup

The Lords and Ladies killed it at the DIII Championship Meet.

The Lords and Ladies killed it at the DIII Championship Meet.

Good morning! Here’s what you missed while you were at Deb Ball:

The Lead Story: This week’s lead story belongs to our swim team, who spent the weekend at Division III Nationals in Indianapolis. Our Lords and Ladies performed valiantly in the pool, with the men edging out rival Denison by eight points to lock in first place. Our ladies finished in second place behind Emory University to take the runner-up spot. In diving, Maria Zarka ’16 won her second national title in the three meter board. Congratulations all around!

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Weekend Sports Roundup

Maureen Hirt '14 leads the Ladies with 286 points this season. (courtesy of athletics.kenyon.edu)
Maureen Hirt ’14 leads the Ladies with 286 points this season. (courtesy of athletics.kenyon.edu)

The first weekend back on the Hill after winter break was an exciting one for Kenyon athletes. The indoor track season started with a meet at rival Ohio Wesleyan University, while swimming and diving hosted a home invite, testing themselves against several Division I and II opponents. Both basketball seasons continued, with the Ladies winning in comeback fashion at home and the Lords losing on the road. Here are all the results. Continue reading