Kuhn qualifies for NCAA Diving Regionals, leads Men's Swimming & Diving to a 225-68 victory over Oberlin on Senior Day

Kuhn qualifies for NCAA Diving Regionals, leads Men's Swimming & Diving to a 225-68 victory over Oberlin on Senior Day

By Tim Glon

ADA — Senior Braden Kuhn (Tiffin/Columbian) qualified for the NCAA Diving Regionals, leading the Ohio Northern men's swimming and diving team to a 225-68 win over Oberlin Saturday afternoon on Senior Day at the ONU Sports Center Natatorium.

The Polar Bears improve to 6-0 overall, while the Yeomen fall to 0-6.

Kuhn won the 1-meter diving with 276.85 points for six dives. It marks the second time this season that Kuhn has surpassed the NCAA standard of 275.00 points on the 1-meter board.

Kuhn is now qualified for the NCAA III Diving Regionals March 2-3 at the University of Chicago.

Kuhn also won the 3-meter diving with 250.50 points to complete the sweep.

Senior Ian Simpson (Strongsville) and junior Pete He (Mason) each won four events for ONU.

Simpson won the 100 back in :55.14 and the 100 free in :49.00 and He won the won the 100 fly in :53.97 and the 200 fly in 2:04.89.

Northern opened the meet with sophomore Nolan Huey (Fort Collins, Colo./Fossil Ridge), junior Anthony Ferrell (Canton/Glen Oak), He and Simpson winning the 400 medley relay in 3:37.23.

Junior Justin Chapman (Springboro), junior Thomas Golba (Dayton/Alter), He and Simpson won the 400 free relay in 3:19.42 to end the meet.

In all, Ohio Northern won 15 of the 16 events on the afternoon.

Freshman Ryan Mow (Macomb, Mich./Dakota) won the 1,000 free in 10:25.11 and the 500 free in 5:06.87.

Huey won the 200 free in 1:48.78 and the 200 back in 2:00.35.

Ferrell won the 100 breast in 1:00.62, senior Ryan Groehl (Marysville) won the 400 I.M. in 4:32.05 and Chapman won the 50 free in :22.50.

"This weekend has been a good test for us," said head coach Peggy Ewald. "I really think we are taking steps in the right direction. I'm proud of the way this team competed. For Braden to be able to secure a spot in the Regional Diving meet in his final home dual of the year is fantastic."

The Polar Bears will return to action on Friday with a tri-meet at No. 2-ranked Kenyon with Ohio Wesleyan.