By Tim Glon
ALLIANCE — The No. 30-ranked Ohio Northern men's swimming and diving team fell 160-123 at Mount Union at the Hammond Natatorium Saturday afternoon.
The Polar Bears fall to 4-3 overall and are 1-2 in Ohio Athletic Conference action, while the Purple raiders improve to 7-0, 3-0.
Chen won the 100 free in :48.56 and Pfeifer won the 50 free in :22.34.
Ferrell won the 100 breast in 1:01.67 and Huey touched first in the 400 I.M. in 4:21.44.
"We had a rough day having less than 48 hour to turn around from our training trip to the meet today," ONU head coach Peggy Ewald said. "We left two athletes home due to the flu and had a couple more end up sick while at the meet. We didn't swim poorly but notably tired and down a few athletes hurt the overall scoring. Mount swam well having been back from their trip a week definitely. This is the first dual meet Mount has won against our men in my 13 years with ONU. It was a big win for them. It will be a different meet by conference with the competition in the OAC rising across the board. That's a good thing for all of us."
The Polar Bears will return to action on Friday night when they host Baldwin Wallace at 6 pm at the ONU Sports Center Natatorium.