Foresters Compete with Lawrence and Whitewater in Double Dual

Foresters Compete with Lawrence and Whitewater in Double Dual

Six different Foresters won at least one event, including senior Frederick Weichmann in the 100-backstroke, as Lake Forest took on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and host Lawrence University in a double-dual meet on Saturday.

Weichmann turned in the third of five victories for the Forester men. His time of 56.45 seconds was nearly a second-and-a-half faster than that posted by the runner-up from Whitewater.

Lake Forest's first triumph of the meet came in the women's 200-freestyle, where freshman Kylie Morgan prevailed by just two tenths of a second with a time of 2:05.55.

Senior diver Heath Ogawa added as many points as possible to the Foresters' total in the diving events, tallying 269.15 points off the 3-meter board and 307.70 points in the 1-meter competition. Junior Lizzie John's made it a Lake Forest sweep in the 3-meter event, winning by 2.15 points with a score of 201.15.

Sophomore Nathan Ulm led the only 1-2 Forester finish of the day in the men's 100-butterfly, completing the race in 55.03 seconds to edge out senior Blake Rhodes (56.32).

Shortly after Weichmann's win in the 100-backstroke, freshman Aaron Helms posted a victory in the 500-freestyle with a time of 4:52.74.

The runner-up finish by Rhodes in the 100-butterfly was his second of the day, having also placed second in the 50-freestyle in 23.23 seconds. Additional second-place finishes were turned in by Helms in the 200-freestyle (1:49.32), freshman Kerry Mullen in the 50-freestyle (26.09), Johns in 1-meter diving (195.30 points), sophomore Susan Guo in the 100-butterfly (1:00.39), and junior Rachel Trevillian in the 100-backstroke (1:06.45).

The Forester men split the meet, falling 123-98 to Whitewater but defeating Lawrence 154-64, and are now 2-2 in dual meets on the year. The women fell to 0-4 after dropping a 140-93 decision to Whitewater and a 141-94 final to Lawrence.

Lake Forest will host Illinois Institute of Technology next Saturday afternoon at 1:00 in the team's final home meet of the season.