November 19, 2010
2010-11 Season - Victory in last event clinches win over Scots
|Sophomore Chris Greaves won two individual events and swam the third leg on the winning 200 freestyle relay team that clinched the dual meet victory over Monmouth with a win in the meet's final event.|
A victory in the final event of the meet allowed Augustana to escape with a narrow one point victory over Monmouth on Friday, November 19 in Monmouth, Illinois. The Vikings were trailing the Fighting Scots by six points (92-86) heading into the 200 freestyle relay. The quartet of freshman Justin Reppy (Oswego HS, Oswego, Ill.), junior Charles Vogt (Oak Park-River Forest HS, Oak Park, Ill.), sophomore Chris Greaves (Morris HS, Morris, Ill.) and freshman Daniel Hinck (Harlem HS, Loves Park, Ill.) came through in the clutch with a victory in a time of 1:31.55. Monmouth was second in 1:32.84 and the 1-4 advantage for the Vikings was enough to give Augustana a 97-96 win. That moved the Blue & Gold to 2-0 on the season.
Augustana won four individual events with Greaves claiming victory in both the 200 freestyle (1:52.99) and 200 butterfly (2:09.88). Hinck won the 500 freestyle in 5:03.61 and freshman Austin Zarbuck (Urbana HS, Urbana, Ill.) took first in 1000 freestyle (0:59.07).
The Vikings trailed 76-65 after the 200 backstroke and only three events remained in the meet. Hinck then won the 500 freestyle and Reppy took second in 5:13.5 while Zarbuck placed fourth in 5:24.90. That allowed Augustana to outscore Monmouth 15-4 and move into an 80-80 tie. The next event was the 200 breaststroke and freshman Ryan Chaney (Pleasant Valley HS, Bettendorf, Iowa) placed second in 2:35.92 while freshman Jasen Hengst (Bettendorf HS, Bettendorf, Iowa) was fourth in 2:36.90. Monmouth took a 92-86 lead into the last event (200 freestyle) but the Vikings clinched the meet with the victory in that race.
Reppy placed second in both the 200 individual medley (2:08.72) and the 100 freestyle (:51.01). Sophomore Harrison Vogt (Oak Park-River Forest HS, Oak Park, Ill.) was second in the 50 freestyle in :24.42 and he added a third in the 200 backstroke in 2:31.99. Hinck grabbed second in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:22.38.
Junior Denny Wind (Downers Grove North HS, Downers Grove, Ill.) took third in the 200 freestyle in 2:04.11. Hengst was third in the 200 individual medley (2:15.22) and Charles Vogt took third in the 100 freestyle (:51.75). Wind also added a fourth in the 50 freestyle in :27.28 and Zarbuck placed fourth in the 100 freestyle in :54.04. Chaney placed fifth in the 200 individual medley (2:21.64) and senior Kennan Hootman (Addison Trail HS, Addison, Ill.) was fifth in the 200 butterfly in 3:11.70.