Ohio's Kelly, Miami's Donohue Named MAC Swimmers of the Week

Updated 11/11/2003

Nov. 11, 2003

Nov. 11, 2003

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Swimmers of the Week

Shannon Kelly, Ohio, Sr., Vandergrift, Pa.
Kelly won six of seven events this weekend versus Akron and Buffalo. On Friday against the Zips, Kelly led off the victorious 200 MR with a league-leading 27.42 backstroke split. She followed with a league-leading 57.72 100 backstroke victory and a 52.83 100 freestyle win. Kelly finished off her undefeated day with a 2:07.08 in the 200 IM. On Saturday, the senior touched the wall first in the 400 MR, 100 freestyle and finished second in the 200 IM. Kelly's backstroke split was 58.61, her 100 freestyle time was 52.97 and her 200 IM was 2:09.13.

Peter Donohue, Miami, Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio
Donohue helped the RedHawks move their conference mark to 2-0 by winning both diving events in his first meet of the season against Ball State on Saturday. In the one-meter event, Donohue fell three points short of a school record, tallying 323.85 points. The mark also surpasses his previous personal-best by 0.8 points. From the three-meter board, he tallied 291.75 points in completing the sweep. Both scores are tops in the MAC, with his one-meter score 50-plus points better than second.

Other Nominees

Emily Aubie, Ball State, Sr., Nepean, Ont.
Aubie won two individual events, swam on a winning relay team and finished second in another individual event as Ball State fell to Miami. Aubie was part of the Cardinals' winning 400 medley relay team, which won with a time of 3:57.73. She also took top honors in the 200 butterfly with a 2:08.13 clocking and in the 100 fly with a winning effort of 58.54. Aubie also tallied a third-place finish in the 200 IM with her time of 2:10.47, less than a second off the winning time of 2:09.67.

Caroline Keating, Bowling Green, Fr., Cincinnati, Ohio
Keating captured the 200 free (1:55.20) and 500 free (5:05.52) at Toledo on Friday in MAC competition. On Saturday at Eastern Michigan, Keating improved her times in the 200 free (1:54.82) and 500 free (5:04.40) from the previous night at Toledo and earned first place in both.

Abby Delia, Buffalo, Sr., Oswego, N.Y.
Delia took three first places against Marshall, posting times of 59.83 in the 100 backstroke, 2:07.20 in the 200 backstroke and 2:13.79 in the 200 IM. She set pool records in all three of her events. Against Ohio the next night, she posted a time of 25.30 in the 50 free and tabbed a time of 2:11.11 in the 200 backstroke, both good for third-place honors.

Maria del Mundo, Eastern Michigan, Jr., Corona, N.Y.
del Mundo remains undefeated in the 200 breaststroke this season, posting a first-place finish with a time of 2:24.48 against BGSU on Saturday. On her way to leading the Eagles to their first conference win of the season, she also won three other races: the 100 breaststroke (1:08.87), the 200 IM (2:12.28) and was on the winning 400 medley relay team (3:59.96).

Sarah Baumert, Miami, Fr., Columbus, Ohio
Baumert swept both breaststroke events in Miami's meet at Ball State on Saturday. After taking second in her first six career breaststroke races, she broke through in the 100 breast, clocking a time of 1:07.65. In the 200, Baumert hit the wall in 2:25.23 for the win. The RedHawks improved their MAC dual meet winning streak to 20 meets, dating back to the 2000-01 season.

Iiris Hilvo, Toledo, Jr., Heinola, Finland
Hilvo captured three individual wins, along with a first-place relay finish against arch-rival Bowling Green on Friday. Hilvo edged out senior teammate Samantha Keevey for the victory in the 100 breaststroke, finishing the tight race in 1:07.93. She also won the 200 breaststroke (2:22.39). Hilvo's final individual victory of the evening came in the 200 IM (2:10.16). In the opening event, the Toledo team of freshman Briana Henning, Hilvo, freshman Makenzie Manard and junior Emily Markovich captured first in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:49.46.

Adam Konopka, Ball State, Fr., Aurora, Ill.
In just his second collegiate meet Saturday, Konopka won the 200 individual medley (1:56.78) and 200 backstroke (1:53.89). He also helped the Cardinals to a victory in the 400 medley relay (3:32.04) in the dual meet against Miami. The freshman has three individual victories in just two meets so far this season.

Mark Sy, Buffalo, Jr., Scarborough, Ont.
Sy took three first places against Ohio. He posted times of 9:36.28 in the 1000 free, 4:42.11 in the 500 free and 1:55.38 in the 200 fly.

Dan Wohl, Eastern Michigan, Fr., Sandusky, Ohio
Wohl won three events this past weekend as EMU beat Michigan State, 136-107, leading the Eagles to their second consecutive victory over the Spartans in the past two seasons. Wohl won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:41.99 and the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:37.40. He was also a member of the winning 400 free relay team which posted a time of 3:08.23. It's the second week in a row he has won the 200 free event.

Eric Flecher, Ohio, Sr., Brunswick, Ohio
The senior co-captain won the 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle and was a member of the victorious 400 freestyle relay. Flecher's 200 freestyle time of 1:44.29 was an unshaven personal best, as was his 48.15 100 freestyle win. He made it three wins in three tries this weekend with a 400 freestyle relay win and a 49.13 lead-off split.