Eric Wood: Swimming

Eric Wood: Swimming

This week’s Dean Trailways Male Comet of the Week is junior Eric Wood, of West Branch, and graduate of Ogemaw Heights High School. Wood won five total individual events and swam on one winning relay in a two-day span for the men’s swimming and diving team. On Friday night against Kalamazoo, he finished first in the 50-yard freestyle (:22.02) and 500-yard freestyle (4:54.00). Wood followed that performance with wins in the 50-yard freestyle (:22.00), 50-yard backstroke (:26.10) and 100-yard backstroke (:56.55) in a double dual sweep of Anderson (Ind.) and Manchester (Ind.). He also swam the anchor leg of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay, recording the fastest 50 split in the race at 21.19 seconds.