Quakers lose to Alma
Fout, Hellwarth have big meets
January 7, 2011
Alex Fout (third from left) explodes from the block in the 100-meter freestyle.
Wilmington College lost to Alma College, 116-89, in a non-conference men’s dual meet at the W.C. Natatorium Friday night.
The loss for the Quakers comes on the heels of a grueling week of training in Florida.
“The last 10 days have been a whirlwind with traveling and training and everything else. We got back from a 20-hour bus ride a day ago. It wore some kids out and some kids really responded well to the training,” Wilmington head coach Trip Breen said. “You could tell that the training took effect because everyone is a little beat up right now. That’s exactly what we wanted. We’re getting ready to taper.”
Freshman Alex Fout (Westerville) had a big day in the sprints, winning the 50-meter freestyle in 25.18 and touching second in the 100 freestyle.
“Alex had his season-best 50 and 100, which is encouraging after a week of training,” Breen said. “It was nice to see his progress and the progress of the entire team. We had some guys that were swimming at in-season bests, which is pretty good for as broken down as they are right now.”
Freshman Corbin Hellwarth (Celina/Parkway) continued to dominate the 100 breaststroke, winning the event by nearly 5 seconds.
“Corbin is solid across the board. He was a 4.0 student the first semester and he trains hard every day. He is going to be a kid to watch at the end of the season. He is going to do something special,” Breen said.
The Quakers will return to home water Saturday when Franklin College visits for a 1 p.m. dual meet.