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Men’s Swimming and Diving Places Four on All-LAC Team

From left to right: Karsen Diepholz, Julian Escasa, Jay Korhonen and Seth Wissenbach
From left to right: Karsen Diepholz, Julian Escasa, Jay Korhonen and Seth Wissenbach

DECORAH, Iowa – The Illinois Tech men's swimming and diving team had a successful weekend at the Liberal Arts Conference meet. The strong showing earned Tech great representation on the All-LAC team, as Karsen Diepholz, Jay Korhonen, Julian Escasa, and Seth Wissenbach all finished in the top three in different events.

Diepholz not only is an all-conference swimmer, but had one of the most impressive swims in school history in his 1650 Freestyle Relay. With a time of 15:59.97, he set a school, pool, and LAC record while also record a NCAA B-Cut time. He also had All-Conference swims in the 200 Yard Freestyle (1:43.34), 500 Yard Freestyle (4:40.95), and was a part of Tech's 800 Yard Freestyle relay team.

Korhonen ended his collegiate career on a strong note, as the senior finished in the top three in four events.  He finished third in the 200 Yard Individual Medley (1:56.31) and second in the 400 Yard Individual Medley (4:08.47.)  Korhonen also placed second in the 200 Yard Breaststroke with a time of 2:09.56 plus part of the second-place 800 Yard Freestyle Relay Team. 

Junior Julian Escasa and Wissenbach—just a freshman—were also part of the 800 Yard Freestyle Relay Team that finished with a time of 7:01.08 and placed second.

The Scarlet Hawks placed third in the overall rankings with 534 points.