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Titans Have Three First-Place Listings At Carthage College Classic

Matt Wilke won the 1- and 3-meter diving events at the Carthage College Classic.
Matt Wilke won the 1- and 3-meter diving events at the Carthage College Classic.

Matt Wilke won the 1- and 3-meter diving events and Jack Miller the 500-yard freestyle to lead UW-Oshkosh's place-winning performances at the Carthage College Men's Swimming & Diving Classic held Thursday through Saturday (Dec. 5-7) in Kenosha.

Wilke defeated three opponents in both diving categories as he compiled winning scores of 448.20 off the 1-meter board and 465.50 off the 3-meter plank. Wilke finished third in the 1- and fourth in the 3-meter diving at last year's meet.

Miller beat 32 other contestants in the 500-yard freestyle with his time of 4:45.28. He also finished second in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:44.67, sixth in the 1,650-yard freestyle at 16:44.62 and seventh in the 100-yard freestyle at 48.44.

Miller additionally swam on UW-Oshkosh's 800-yard freestyle relay team that finished second with a school-record time of 7:08.79 and the Titans' 400-yard freestyle relay squad that placed third in 3:19.15. Alex Jernberg, Jarrett Lieder and Josiah Vandenberg joined Miller in the 800-yard race while Lieder, Michael Gerondale and Andrew Park joined Miller in the 400-yard event.

David Bain finished third in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:02.66 and fourth in the 100-yard backstroke at 55.81 seconds. Bain also swam with Gerondale, Jernberg and Lieder for a third-place time of 1:39.73 in the 200-yard medley relay.

Lieder added a fourth-place time of 1:46.01 in the 200-yard freestyle and a seventh-place swim of 17:05.35 in the 1,650-yard freestyle.

The Titans also had Vandenberg finish seventh in the 100-yard butterfly and 10th in the 200-yard individual medley with times of 54.99 seconds and 2:05.89, respectively, and Jernberg place 10th in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 17:23.04.

UW-Oshkosh finished fifth among eight programs in the team standings with 1,240 points. The Titans were a seventh-place finisher (861 points) at last year's meet.

Carthage College scored 2,914 points to successfully defend its team title while Lake Forest College (Ill.) placed second with 2,066, Olivet College (Mich.) third with 1,622 and St. Norbert College fourth with 1,360. 

UW-Oshkosh is off until it hosts UW-Stevens Point on Jan. 3 in Albee Hall.