Storm Men Cap Weekend with Win Over Wooster, Scots Win Combined Meet to Finish Third in Cleveland Tournament

Andy Armstrong
Andy Armstrong

WOOSTER, OHIO—The Lake Erie College men's team won for the second straight day behind a trio of three-time individual winners, defeating the host College of Wooster 162-118.  However, the Fighting Scots women's team beat Lake Erie to offset the men's win and give Wooster a combined 330-225 victory to claim third place in the Cleveland Championship Tournament. 

The Storm placed fourth in the tournament, despite a 2-1 mark overall for the men (6-1) in the two-week-long competition.  

Against Wooster, Ivan Cizmar (Zagreb, Croatia), Julian Milinkovskyi (Ukraine) and Denys Federchenko (Zaporozhye, Ukraine / Collegium of Zaporizhia No. 98) each collected three first place finishes for the Storm. Cizmar was victorious in the 100 (52.17) and 200 (1:52.89) backstroke and the 500 freestyle (5:02.20) while Federchenko won the 400 individual medley (4:13.07), 200 butterfly (2:05.65) and the 1650 free. His time of 16:33.78 in the latter event set a school record.

Milinkovskyi finished first in the 200 free (1:43.57) and the 100- (1:01.61) and 200- (2:09.93) breaststrokes. Yan Milinkovskyi (Zaporozhye, Ukraine / Academical Laceum of Zaporizhia) won the 100-free (47.91) and the 100-fly (51.46) as well as taking second in the 50-free. Jordan Krumpelman (Westerville, Ohio/St. Charles Prepatory) and David Thieshen (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) finished second in the 20- free and 200-breast, respectively.

The men's 200 medley relay team of Patrick Goelz (South Park, Pa./South Park), Cizmar, and the two Milinkovskyis finished first with a time of 1:37.38.

Lauren Menicucci (Reno, Nev./Reno) picked up a win for the women in the 100- (1:10.17) and 200- (2:30.41) breaststroke events and finished second in the 400 IM. Jennifer Scholl (Kentwood, Mich./East Kentwood) took second in the 100 fly with a time of 1:02.23. Brittany Funk (Turlock, Calif. / John H. Pittman) added a second place finish in the 1650 free with a time of 18:56.37, stting another LEC mark.

The Storm return to action next Saturday (Nov. 17) to compete at the Ohio Wesleyan University Corbiere/Merion Invitational in Delaware, Ohio.