Quakers drop dual to Findlay
Hellwarth posts win in 100 breaststroke
January 28, 2012
Seniors, from left, Hannah Anderson, Josh Shell and Rachel Weitzel were honored prior to Wilmington's dual meet with Findlay.
Wilmington College dropped a 103-75 decision to Division II Findlay in non-conference action at the WC Natatorium Saturday afternoon.
The meet marked the final home appearances for seniors Josh Shell (Lancaster), Hannah Anderson (West Chester/Lakota West) and Rachel Weitzel (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls).
“Coaching is a people business, something that we do because we enjoy watching the athletes and people develop,” Wilmington head coach Trip Breen said. “We are going to graduate three special people who mean a lot to me, our team and Wilmington College.”
Corbin Hellwarth (Celina/Parkway) had Wilmington’s lone win by taking the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:10.13.
“Corbin had a really nice 100 breaststroke. Last week was his lifetime best in-season and I think he was a little faster today,” Breen said. “He does a whole lot of things right. He gives it everything he has every day in practice, and it pays off. It’s a pretty simple concept, but he has really perfected that concept.”
Mason Harris (Westerville/Westerville Central) was under water and under the weather, but still powered to a second-place finish in the 800 freestyle.
“Mason had a nice meet. He’s a little bit sick, but still missed our, 1,000 free record by about 4 seconds. To be sick and have that kind of a performance speaks to the kind of performance that he had today,” Breen said.
Dave Heidrich (Xenia/Beavercreek) had the Quakers’ best finishes in the 50 and 100 freestyle races.
“Dave had a nice day sprinting. He had a nice 50 and came back with an even better 100. He’s showing up as we get ready for the conference meet,” Breen said.