Toledo Takes Early Lead In Women's Swimming Championship

Updated 2/25/2010

Story courtesy of Toledo Sports Information 

OXFORD, OH - The University of Toledo swimming and diving team swept the two relays and sits in first place following day one action at the MAC Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, taking place at the Nixon Aquatic Center at Miami University.

The Toledo team of senior Ashley Cusack, sophomore Laura Lindsay, junior Amanda Thompson and senior Katie White hit the wall in the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:40.20. The mark is an NCAA "B" qualifying time and just .05 off the school record set last year. The time was also nearly three seconds faster than their best mark of the season, which came against Ohio State on Jan. 9 (1:43.12).

In the 800 freestyle relay, the Rockets set another NCAA "B" time with their mark of 7:14.53, which is also a school record. The team, comprised of junior Laura Heckroth, freshman Carly Harter, junior Kelsey Atchison and junior Jacy Dyer surged forward in the final 100 yards to record the victory. They broke the school record of 7:16.95, set at last year's MAC Championships.

The two relay victories - the lone events of the day - resulted in 80 points for Toledo. Ohio is second with 68 points and Miami is third with 60 points.

Thursday's action will include prelims in the 500 free, 200 IM and 50 free in the first session. The second session will feature the finals in those three events as well as the one meter diving finals and 200 free relay finals.

DAY ONE SCORES

1. TOLEDO, 80
2. Ohio, 68
3. Miami, 60
4. Akron, 58
5. Buffalo, 54
6. Eastern Michigan, 32
7. Bowling Green, 26
7. Ball State, 26

 

Licensed to Miami University Aquatics
                                   HY-TEK's MEET MANAGER 3.0 2/24/2010 08:10 PM
                  Women's MAC Swimming & Diving Championships                  
                    February 24 - 27, 2010 Miami University                    
                                    Results                                    
 
Event 1  Women 200 Yard Medley Relay
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        Meet: ! 1:39.74   2/25/2009 University at Buffalo, Buffalo             
                         J Ballard, B Marecki, S Eckert, J Koltz           
         MAC: # 1:39.74        2009 University at Buffalo, Buffalo             
                         J Ballard, B Marecki, S Eckert, J Koltz           
                1:37.81  DV 1
                1:42.70  DV1B
    School                                               Seed     Finals        
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  1 University of Toledo-OH                           1:43.12    1:40.20 DV1B   
     1) Cusack, Ashley N SR             2) Lindsay, Laura A SO            
     3) Thompson, Amanda R JR           4) White, Katie M SR              
                  26.04       53.84 (27.80)     1:17.75 (23.91)     1:40.20 (22.45)
  2 Ohio University-OH                                1:44.64    1:40.46 DV1B   
     1) Heim, Rachel A                  2) Schaefer, Allison M            
     3) Bower, Chelsey L                4) Donovan, Annie M               
                  25.44       53.74 (28.30)     1:18.31 (24.57)     1:40.46 (22.15)
  3 Miami University-OH                               1:42.63    1:40.54 DV1B   
     1) Thornton, Leah M FR             2) Vehr, Kelsey E JR              
     3) Roddenbery, Nicole N JR         4) Westrick, Bekka L FR           
                  25.93       53.49 (27.56)     1:17.73 (24.24)     1:40.54 (22.81)
  4 University at Buffalo-NI                          1:44.28    1:40.82 DV1B   
     1) Ballard, Jessica L SR           2) Marecki, Brynn R SO            
     3) Koltz, Jessie L JR              4) Simmons, Caroline I FR         
                  26.09       54.11 (28.02)     1:18.50 (24.39)     1:40.82 (22.32)
  5 Akron, University of-LE                           1:46.98    1:42.80        
     1) Karchner, Kendall E SR          2) Reynolds, Julie E JR           
     3) Miles, Katie V FR               4) Finnerty, Meg J SO             
                  25.96       55.29 (29.33)     1:19.69 (24.40)     1:42.80 (23.11)
  6 Ball State University-IN                          1:49.11    1:43.82        
     1) Saulters, Nikki K               2) Karwoski, Emily                
     3) Gramelspacher, Maria A          4) Przybylinski, Mallory A        
                  26.58       55.09 (28.51)     1:20.52 (25.43)     1:43.82 (23.30)
 -- Eastern Michigan University-MI                    1:47.03         DQ        
      Early take-off swimmer #3
     1) Maraskine, Sarah J              2) Allard, Chelsea N              
     3) Nameth, Samantha R              4) Cholyk, Stephanie A            
                  26.02       54.92 (28.90)     1:20.74 (25.82)          DQ (23.15)
 -- Bowling Green State Univ.-OH                      1:46.78         DQ        
      Early take-off swimmer #3
     1) Harris, Alexa E FR              2) Kain, Alexis M FR              
     3) Burston, Sarah C JR             4) Reinink, Sarah K SO            
                  27.34       55.81 (28.47)     1:21.24 (25.43)          DQ (22.87)
 
Event 2  Women 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
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        Meet: ! 7:13.21   2/25/2009 Miami University, Miami                    
                         A Way, C Bruington, A Schmidt, A Stevens          
         MAC: # 7:13.21        2009 Miami University, Miami                    
                         A Way, C Bruington, A Schmidt, A Stevens          
                7:02.07  DV 1
                7:23.17  DV1B
    School                                               Seed     Finals        
===============================================================================
  1 University of Toledo-OH                           7:33.19    7:14.53 DV1B   
     1) Heckroth, Laura J JR            2) Harter, Carly L FR             
     3) Atchison, Kelsey L JR           4) Dyer, Jacy L JR                
                  25.40       52.99 (52.99)   1:21.43 (1:21.43)   1:50.06 (1:50.06)
        2:14.32 (24.26)     2:41.45 (51.39)   3:09.88 (1:19.82)   3:38.90 (1:48.84)
        4:04.32 (25.42)     4:31.42 (52.52)   4:59.29 (1:20.39)   5:27.91 (1:49.01)
        5:52.26 (24.35)     6:19.32 (51.41)   6:46.95 (1:19.04)   7:14.53 (1:46.62)
  2 Ohio University-OH                                7:36.19    7:16.57 DV1B   
     1) Bower, Chelsey L                2) Owen, Sarah E                  
     3) Traylor, Amanda N               4) Heim, Rachel A                 
                  25.49       53.53 (53.53)   1:21.34 (1:21.34)   1:49.33 (1:49.33)
        2:14.33 (25.00)     2:42.42 (53.09)   3:11.48 (1:22.15)   3:40.40 (1:51.07)
        4:05.71 (25.31)     4:32.55 (52.15)   4:59.79 (1:19.39)   5:27.42 (1:47.02)
        5:51.82 (24.40)     6:19.32 (51.90)   6:47.43 (1:20.01)   7:16.57 (1:49.15)
  3 Eastern Michigan University-MI                    7:34.38    7:19.09 DV1B   
     1) Partridge, Sam J                2) Emig, Briana J                 
     3) Moser, Leeza C                  4) Kowalski, Sarah E              
                  25.84       53.30 (53.30)   1:20.99 (1:20.99)   1:48.61 (1:48.61)
        2:14.19 (25.58)     2:41.98 (53.37)   3:10.52 (1:21.91)   3:39.36 (1:50.75)
        4:05.33 (25.97)     4:33.46 (54.10)   5:01.96 (1:22.60)   5:30.73 (1:51.37)
        5:55.27 (24.54)     6:22.08 (51.35)   6:49.71 (1:18.98)   7:19.09 (1:48.36)
  4 Akron, University of-LE                           7:33.79    7:20.08 DV1B   
     1) Zielinski, Steph M SR           2) Gregos, Julia M SR             
     3) Zimmer, Becca A FR              4) Collins, Cathryn C SR          
                  25.35       53.20 (53.20)   1:21.75 (1:21.75)   1:50.83 (1:50.83)
        2:15.58 (24.75)     2:42.88 (52.05)   3:11.26 (1:20.43)   3:40.16 (1:49.33)
        4:05.45 (25.29)     4:32.99 (52.83)   5:01.26 (1:21.10)   5:30.46 (1:50.30)
        5:55.42 (24.96)     6:22.94 (52.48)   6:51.36 (1:20.90)   7:20.08 (1:49.62)
  5 Miami University-OH                               7:33.34    7:22.89 DV1B   
     1) Way, Allison L SR               2) Vehr, Kelsey E JR              
     3) Wallace, Lauren L SO            4) Radke, Sarah M SO              
                  25.48       53.23 (53.23)   1:21.29 (1:21.29)   1:49.53 (1:49.53)
        2:14.71 (25.18)     2:42.86 (53.33)   3:11.48 (1:21.95)   3:40.76 (1:51.23)
        4:06.30 (25.54)     4:34.66 (53.90)   5:02.70 (1:21.94)   5:31.34 (1:50.58)
        5:56.41 (25.07)     6:24.27 (52.93)   6:53.12 (1:21.78)   7:22.89 (1:51.55)
  6 Bowling Green State Univ.-OH                      7:37.97    7:23.27        
     1) Richardson, Meg L SR            2) Bennet, Emily F FR             
     3) Yu, Vicky V SO                  4) Waller, Emily A FR             
                  25.35       52.62 (52.62)   1:20.47 (1:20.47)   1:49.25 (1:49.25)
        2:05.14 (15.89)     2:42.23 (52.98)   3:10.85 (1:21.60)   3:39.75 (1:50.50)
        4:04.98 (25.23)     4:33.10 (53.35)   5:02.19 (1:22.44)   5:31.69 (1:51.94)
        5:56.44 (24.75)     6:24.30 (52.61)   6:53.74 (1:22.05)   7:23.27 (1:51.58)
  7 University at Buffalo-NI                          7:46.74    7:30.66        
     1) Ballard, Jessica L SR           2) Deren, Jordan T JR             
     3) Schirmers, Alie G SO            4) Mason, Logan A FR              
                  25.74       54.06 (54.06)   1:23.52 (1:23.52)   1:53.42 (1:53.42)
        2:18.65 (25.23)     2:46.43 (53.01)   3:15.00 (1:21.58)   3:43.74 (1:50.32)
        4:09.86 (26.12)     4:38.07 (54.33)   5:07.40 (1:23.66)   5:36.78 (1:53.04)
        6:01.90 (25.12)     6:30.31 (53.53)   7:00.34 (1:23.56)   7:30.66 (1:53.88)
 -- Ball State University-IN                          7:45.42         DQ        
      Early take-off swimmer #2
     1) Kehe, Sarah E                   2) Bischoff, Jillian R            
     3) Spilman, Elizabeth A            4) Bylsma, Katie M                
                  26.01       54.15 (54.15)   1:23.06 (1:23.06)   1:52.46 (1:52.46)
        2:17.70 (25.24)     2:46.60 (54.14)   3:16.47 (1:24.01)   3:46.60 (1:54.14)
        4:13.37 (26.77)     4:42.54 (55.94)   5:12.05 (1:25.45)   5:41.45 (1:54.85)
        6:06.02 (24.57)     6:34.10 (52.65)   7:03.38 (1:21.93)        DQ (1:51.67)
 
                    Combined Team Scores - Through Event 2                     
 
  1. University of Toledo                 80   2. Ohio University                      68
  3. Miami University                     60   4. Akron, University of                 58
  5. University at Buffalo                54   6. Eastern Michigan University          32
  7. Ball State University                26   7. Bowling Green State Univ.            26
 
                    Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 2                    
 
  1. University of Toledo                 80   2. Ohio University                      68
  3. Miami University                     60   4. Akron, University of                 58
  5. University at Buffalo                54   6. Eastern Michigan University          32
  7. Bowling Green State Univ.            26   7. Ball State University                26