Eastern Michigan Leads After Day One Of MAC Women's Swimming and Diving Championships

Updated 2/23/2006

Feb. 23, 2006

AKRON, Ohio - Eastern Michigan raced out to a 58-point lead after the first day of competition at the 26th Annual Mid-American Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Championships here at the Ocasek Natatorium on the campus of the University of Akron Thursday evening.

Preliminary heats for the 500-yard Freestyle, 200 Individual Medley, 50 Freestyle and the One-Meter Diving competition highlighted the morning session, with the top 16 individual times advancing to the 7 p.m. evening finals. Noteworthy performances included a pool record by Miami junior Margaret Patrick in the 50 Freestyle.

EMU's Madeleine Pilchard also set a MAC season-best time (4:53.68) in the 500 Free. In the one-meter prelims, EMU placed five divers in the top eight, as the Eagles' entire starting lineup advanced to the finals. Miami senior Christin Eberst, the defending MAC champion in the event, claimed top honors (286.20) and was seeded first in the final six-dive round.

Toledo's foursome of Leah Woodard, Elizabeth Hinkleman, Makenzie Manard and Brie Henning led off the finals portion of the meet with a win in the 200 Freestyle Relay, tying the previous MAC record with a clocking of 1:33.50. EMU finished second, and Miami touched the wall in 1:34.04 for a third-place tally.

Top-seeded Pilchard captured the ensuing 500 Freestyle, propelling EMU to an 87-61 team lead over Miami. Her mark of 4:51.99 was a Division 1 "B" provisional mark. Ohio's Ilse Petersen (4:53.85) finished second in another provisional time, while Bowling Green's Caroline Keating was the third-place finisher in 4:54.32.

Ohio freshman Ashley Marion collected a Division 1 "B" qualifying time of 2:04.04 and a first-place finish in the 200 IM. Bobcat sophomore Michaela Hahn-Lawson finished second in 2:05.20, and Akron's Danielle Beland touched the wall in 2:05.95 for a third-place tally.

Top-seeded Woodard carded her second first-place honor of the night with a win in the ensuing 50 Freestyle, breaking the previous pool record (23.52) with an NCAA qualifying mark of 23.23 seconds. Patrick finished second in 23.28 (Division 1 "B" time), while EMU freshman Catherine Lee Ha took third (23.81).

EMU's Sarah Chrzanowski took home top honors in the One-Meter Diving competition with a pool record score of 306.20 after scoring a 262.75 in the preliminary round. Eberst finished second (305.65), while EMU senior Gretchen Plamondon finished third with a meet record 290.65 score.

Ohio's foursome of Emily Wylam, a three-time MAC swimmer of the week this season, Sarah Vaughn, Marion, and Petersen took home top honors in the 400 Medley Relay (3:47.73), the evening's final event. Ball State finished second (3:50.02), while EMU finished third with Pilchard swimming the team's first leg.

Competition will resume tomorrow (Feb. 24) morning, with preliminary swimming heats beginning at 11 a.m. followed by the preliminary rounds of the 3-meter diving event scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

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                    2006 MAC Swimming & Diving Championship
                               Ocasek Natatorium
                                    Results

Event 1 Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay =============================================================================== MAC Record: $ 1:33.50 , Ohio University Meet Record: # 1:33.50 2000 , Ohio University Park, van Selm, Bresser, Schumacher Pool Record: ! 1:36.25 2003 , Clarion Universi B. Turse, M. Trimbur, K. Clarke, J. Brutz School Finals =============================================================================== 1 University of Toledo 'A' 1:33.50$ 1) Woodard, Leah SO 2) Hinkleman, Elizabeth SO 3) Manard, Makenzie JR 4) Henning, Brie JR 23.43 46.85 1:10.14 1:33.50 2 Eastern Michigan University 'A' 1:33.56! 1) Lee Ha, Catherine FR 2) Benedict, Katie SR 3) Miller, Jennifer JR 4) Pilchard, Madeleine SO 24.00 47.33 1:10.97 1:33.56 3 Miami University-OH 'A' 1:34.04! 1) Patrick, Margaret K JR 2) Stevens, Allison E FR 3) Zeleznikar, Diana M JR 4) Unger, Katie M SR 23.36 46.79 1:10.54 1:34.04 4 Ohio University-OH 'A' 1:35.18! 1) DeStefano, Lindsey L SO 2) Marion, Ashley M FR 3) Hahn-Lawson, Michaela SO 4) Petersen, Ilse A SO 24.09 47.78 1:11.72 1:35.18 5 Bowling Green State Univ. 'A' 1:35.58! 1) Guinness, Jessie SR 2) Buckner, Stephanie SR 3) Schultz, Dana SR 4) Jordan, Sami FR 24.17 47.83 1:11.85 1:35.58 6 Ball State University 'A' 1:35.80! 1) Huang, Michelle SO 2) Sayler, Brittany JR 3) Arnold, Abby SR 4) Vanosdol, Ashley SO 24.19 48.05 1:12.05 1:35.80 7 The University of Akron-LE 'A' 1:37.16 1) Walters, Megan 2) Young, Melissa 3) Wichert, Lauren 4) Allwes, Ali 24.59 49.03 1:13.06 1:37.16 8 University at Buffalo-NI 'A' 1:37.46 1) English, Jackie E SR 2) Lafferty, Meghan R SO 3) Scharf, Andrea M SO 4) Wojcik, Olga SR 24.59 49.13 1:13.73 1:37.46

Event 2 Women 500 Yard Freestyle =============================================================================== MAC Record: $ 4:48.00 2000 Kim van Selm, Ohio University Meet Record: # 4:48.00 2000 Kim van Selm, Ohio University Pool Record: ! 4:44.65 2005 Alyssa Kiel, Hawken HS Name Year School Prelims Finals =============================================================================== A - Final 1 Pilchard, Madeleine SO Eastern Michigan 4:53.68 4:51.99 26.71 55.82 1:25.48 1:55.30 2:25.34 2:54.80 3:24.26 3:53.90 4:23.18 4:51.99 2 Petersen, Ilse A SO Ohio-OH 4:56.67 4:53.85 56.15 1:25.81 1:55.63 2:25.64 2:55.34 3:25.37 3:55.21 4:24.83 4:53.85 3 Keating, Caroline JR Bowling Green 4:54.25 4:54.32 26.71 55.51 1:24.94 1:54.70 2:24.37 2:53.82 3:23.72 3:53.73 4:24.16 4:54.32 4 Burandt, Hannah FR Eastern Michigan 4:58.00 4:56.12 27.42 56.54 1:26.34 1:56.35 2:26.37 2:56.73 3:26.82 3:56.72 4:26.45 4:56.12 5 Walters, Megan Akron-LE 4:57.78 4:56.45 27.18 56.19 1:25.83 1:55.63 2:25.60 2:55.76 3:25.97 3:56.17 4:26.60 4:56.45 6 Forster, Katherine A SR Miami-OH 5:01.06 5:00.46 27.36 56.86 1:26.81 1:56.94 2:27.11 2:57.21 3:27.81 3:58.51 4:29.28 5:00.46 7 Ricard, Alissa FR Eastern Michigan 5:03.03 5:04.63 27.61 57.48 1:27.88 1:58.53 2:29.51 3:00.24 3:30.91 4:01.65 4:32.85 5:04.63 8 Gallo, Courtney P FR Ohio-OH 5:00.45 5:09.12 28.24 58.31 1:29.16 2:00.13 2:31.28 3:02.58 3:33.94 4:05.34 4:37.13 5:09.12 B - Final 9 Ohngren, Kara SR Bowling Green 5:05.45 5:02.23 27.08 56.61 1:26.89 1:57.78 2:28.57 2:59.55 3:30.50 4:01.58 4:32.31 5:02.23 10 Seymour, Ashley B JR Miami-OH 5:05.95 5:02.87 27.72 58.18 1:28.72 1:59.15 2:29.75 2:59.78 3:30.45 4:01.48 4:32.69 5:02.87 11 Carey, Jaclyn SO Eastern Michigan 5:06.05 5:03.42 27.73 57.68 1:28.11 1:58.83 2:29.52 3:00.36 3:31.31 4:02.28 4:33.37 5:03.42 12 Flaherty, Jennifer M FR Miami-OH 5:04.18 5:04.48 28.24 58.08 1:28.16 1:58.72 2:29.99 3:00.97 3:31.75 4:03.01 4:34.05 5:04.48 13 Meek, Darcy C JR Miami-OH 5:04.64 5:05.06 28.13 58.41 1:29.10 2:00.06 2:30.96 3:01.91 3:32.92 4:03.90 4:34.84 5:05.06 14 Fisher, Dani SR Ball State 5:07.41 5:06.45 27.73 57.88 1:28.66 1:59.62 2:30.69 3:01.69 3:33.23 4:04.46 4:35.57 5:06.45 15 Patterson, Meghan FR Ball State 5:05.75 5:06.49 27.96 58.09 1:28.44 1:59.12 2:30.07 3:01.22 3:32.59 4:03.94 4:35.50 5:06.49 16 Stech, Sara SO Toledo 5:06.64 5:09.85 27.60 57.77 1:28.53 1:59.84 2:31.19 3:02.87 3:34.61 4:06.69 4:38.64 5:09.85

Event 3 Women 200 Yard IM =============================================================================== MAC Record: $ 2:01.91 2003 Jennifer Brankovsky, Buffalo Meet Record: # 2:01.91 2003 Jennifer Brankovsky, Buffalo Pool Record: ! 2:04.69 2005 Danielle Beland, U of Akron Name Year School Prelims Finals =============================================================================== A - Final 1 Marion, Ashley M FR Ohio-OH 2:05.90 2:04.04! 27.96 59.24 1:35.74 2:04.04 2 Hahn-Lawson, Michaela SO Ohio-OH 2:05.67 2:05.20 26.99 1:00.13 1:36.22 2:05.20 3 Beland, Danielle Akron-LE 2:06.60 2:05.95 27.21 1:00.58 1:36.48 2:05.95 4 Del Rio, Addison SO Ball State 2:06.24 2:06.03 27.78 1:01.43 1:37.04 2:06.03 5 Wylam, Emily M SO Ohio-OH 2:05.73 2:06.23 26.74 58.77 1:36.49 2:06.23 6 Brinkoetter, Mary JR Ball State 2:07.04 2:06.36 27.71 59.53 1:36.79 2:06.36 7 Armbruster, Laura N SR Miami-OH 2:07.33 2:07.21 27.77 59.73 1:37.13 2:07.21 8 Unger, Katie M SR Miami-OH 2:07.25 2:08.71 27.74 1:01.69 1:38.74 2:08.71 B - Final 9 Bezier, Kristen L SO Miami-OH 2:08.64 2:07.55 28.67 1:02.21 1:38.00 2:07.55 10 Hayden, Lindsey FR Eastern Michigan 2:10.45 2:08.71 28.11 1:01.66 1:38.27 2:08.71 11 Sayler, Brittany JR Ball State 2:08.51 2:09.05 27.89 1:00.79 1:39.88 2:09.05 12 Tremblay, Ashley SO Toledo 2:09.48 2:09.13 27.91 59.24 1:39.30 2:09.13 13 Howell, Ali L SO Ohio-OH 2:08.16 2:09.31 27.42 1:00.33 1:38.72 2:09.31 14 Albin, Kim SO Bowling Green 2:09.42 2:09.32 28.54 1:01.99 1:39.18 2:09.32 15 Durand, Ashley FR Eastern Michigan 2:09.89 2:09.62 28.10 1:00.90 1:38.53 2:09.62 16 Raimondi, Jennifer L SR Buffalo-NI 2:10.26 2:11.34 28.21 1:01.61 1:40.73 2:11.34

Event 4 Women 50 Yard Freestyle =============================================================================== MAC Record: $ 22.52 Joy Gallagher, Ball State Unive Meet Record: # 22.77 1997 Joy Gallagher, Ball State Unive Pool Record: ! 23.52 2002 Kayla Heising, Wooster College Name Year School Prelims Finals =============================================================================== A - Final 1 Woodard, Leah SO Toledo 23.76 23.23! 2 Patrick, Margaret K JR Miami-OH 23.08 23.28! 3 Lee Ha, Catherine FR Eastern Michigan 23.86 23.81 4 Buckner, Stephanie SR Bowling Green 23.98 23.99 5 Hinkleman, Elizabeth SO Toledo 23.97 24.07 6 Guinness, Jessie SR Bowling Green 23.95 24.09 7 DeStefano, Lindsey L SO Ohio-OH 23.90 24.12 8 Vanosdol, Ashley SO Ball State 24.08 24.26 B - Final 9 Henning, Brie JR Toledo 24.14 24.13 10 Huang, Michelle SO Ball State 24.18 24.17 11 Benedict, Katie SR Eastern Michigan 24.09 24.26 12 Rico, Mallory F SO Ohio-OH 24.14 24.33 13 Stephens, Kathyrn A SO Miami-OH 24.31 24.47 14 Miller, Jennifer JR Eastern Michigan 24.20 24.65 15 Zeleznikar, Diana M JR Miami-OH 24.24 24.67 -- Stevens, Allison E FR Miami-OH 24.16 DQ

Event 5 Women 1 mtr Diving =============================================================================== MAC Record: $ 312.45 Sarah Gonso, Miami Universtiy Meet Record: # 282.80 2005 Christin Eberst, Miami University Pool Record: ! 297.00 2004 Lindsey Power, U of Akron Name Year School Prelims Finals =============================================================================== A - Final 1 Chrzanowski, Sarah JR Eastern Michigan 262.75 306.20! 2 Eberst, Christin L SR Miami-OH 286.20 305.65! 3 Plamondon, Gretchen SR Eastern Michigan 270.20 290.65# 4 McKinley, Megan SO Toledo 260.85 280.90 5 Strating, Jamie Lea FR Eastern Michigan 240.30 278.55 6 Canarecci, Marie SR Eastern Michigan 264.25 276.15 7 Renkola, Becky FR Eastern Michigan 231.45 269.95 8 Holbach, Melissa Akron-LE 245.55 248.05

Event 6 Women 400 Yard Medley Relay =============================================================================== MAC Record: $ 3:44.15 2000 , Ohio University Breser, Bonewit, Park, van Selm Meet Record: # 3:44.15 2000 , Ohio University Bresser, Bonewit, Park, van Selm Pool Record: ! 3:51.63 12/2/2005 , U of Akron R Ripley, M Young, D Beland, M Walters School Finals =============================================================================== 1 Ohio University-OH 'A' 3:47.73! 1) Wylam, Emily M SO 2) Vaughn, Sarah E FR 3) Marion, Ashley M FR 4) Petersen, Ilse A SO 27.09 55.87 1:25.89 2:00.35 2:26.48 2:56.85 3:21.02 3:47.73 2 Ball State University 'A' 3:50.02! 1) Sayler, Brittany JR 2) Del Rio, Addison SO 3) Paul, Erika FR 4) Huang, Michelle SO 28.15 57.91 1:28.01 2:02.52 2:28.27 2:58.83 3:23.03 3:50.02 3 Eastern Michigan University 'A' 3:50.16! 1) Pilchard, Madeleine SO 2) Hayden, Lindsey FR 3) Illescas, Andrea SR 4) Lee Ha, Catherine FR 27.57 56.38 1:27.18 2:02.26 2:29.31 2:59.33 3:23.37 3:50.16 4 Miami University-OH 'A' 3:52.04 1) Schmidt, Malarie M FR 2) Unger, Katie M SR 3) Stevens, Allison E FR 4) Patrick, Margaret K JR 27.92 57.81 1:28.19 2:03.41 2:29.35 3:00.88 3:24.90 3:52.04 5 Bowling Green State Univ. 'A' 3:52.84 1) Jordan, Sami FR 2) Ohngren, Kara SR 3) Schultz, Dana SR 4) Buckner, Stephanie SR 27.72 57.58 1:28.31 2:04.56 2:30.33 3:00.78 3:25.60 3:52.84 6 University at Buffalo-NI 'A' 3:54.51 1) Sorg, Rachel C FR 2) Gervais, Danielle A JR 3) Walkinshaw, Kahla J JR 4) English, Jackie E SR 28.23 58.76 1:29.79 2:04.80 2:31.29 3:01.77 3:26.78 3:54.51 -- The University of Akron-LE 'A' DQ 1) Ripley, Rachel 2) Young, Melissa 3) Beland, Danielle 4) Walters, Megan 28.36 59.41 1:29.03 2:03.56 2:29.14 2:58.71 3:23.04 DQ -- University of Toledo 'A' DQ 1) Tremblay, Ashley SO 2) Gamelier, Kylie FR 3) Manard, Makenzie JR 4) Woodard, Leah SO 28.24 58.81 1:28.36 2:03.44 2:28.90 2:59.55 3:23.04 DQ

Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 6

1. Eastern Michigan University 228 2. Ohio University 170 3. Miami University 163 4. Ball State University 117 5. Bowling Green State Univ. 112 6. University of Toledo 104 7. The University of Akron 65 8. University at Buffalo 49