Host Ohio Out in Front After First day of MAC Swimming Championships

Updated 2/24/2000

  • Day One Results

    Athens, Ohio (February 24, 2000) Ohio University jumped out to an overwhelming lead in the first of three days of Mid- American Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Championship Competition. Ohio's closest competitor is Miami who occupies second place with 223.5 points.

    The Bobcats earned first-place spots in four of the six events held today, with every Ohio victory setting a new MAC Championship record. The top individual performers for Ohio were Kim van Selm (1st 500 Freestyle), Joanne Park (1st 200 IM), Hollie Bonewit (2nd 500 Freestyle), Emily Bresser (2nd 200 IM), Jill Schumacher (3rd 50 Freestyle), and Stephanie Hay (2nd 1 Meter Diving). Ohio's 400 Medley Relay and 200 Freestyle Relay Teams also placed first. Other event winners included Inger Rooneem from Buffalo (50 Freestyle), and Cassie Eakins from Miami (1 Meter Diving).

    Several swimmers' times earned them provisional NCAA Qualifications. These swimmers include; van Selm (500 Freestyle Ohio), Bonewit (500 Freestyle Ohio), Park (200 IM Ohio), Rooneem (50 Freestyle Buffalo), and the Ohio 400 Medley Relay consisting of Bresser, Bonewit, Park, van Selm.

    MAC Championship action continues tomorrow, Friday, February 25th.

    Results through 6 events
    Team 			Score
    Ohio			277
    Miami			223.50
    Eastern Michigan	152
    Toledo			104
    Buffalo			96
    Ball State		93
    Bowling Green		73.50
    Northern Illinois	63
    Akron			46