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Oakland University Leads Day One Of Mid-Continent Championships -- December 5, 2003

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind, December 5. OAKLAND University took the first steps in posting its fifth consecutive Mid-Continent Conference Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships by ending the first day of competition with leads in both meets after sweeping first-place honors in all events at the IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI.

The Oakland men (148) finished a short first day of events with a 36-point lead over second-place IUPUI (112), while Western Illinois (81) and Valparaiso (80) followed. The Golden Grizzly women (144) took away a 42-point lead over Western Illinois (102) after day one, with Valparaiso (94) and IUPUI (86) trailing in third and fourth, respectively.

The meet started with a record-setting performance by the Oakland women’s 200 medley relay team of Oksana Strelets, Shelley Aurit, Tanya Korniyenko and Jenna Dejonge, which broke an 11-year-old Mid-Con championship record by winning the event in 1:46.72. That time bested the old record set by Wright State (1:47.43) in the initial women’s championship in 1992. Oakland has won the event five straight seasons.

Oakland’s Angela Simetkosky won the 1650 freestyle event for the third straight season, capturing the title with a time of 17:19.78.

The women’s competition closed with another record-setting time by the Oakland women in a relay event. The team of Line Jensen, Korniyenko, Karoline Freytag and Simetkosky shattered another 11-year-old record in the 800 free relay, finishing with a time of 7:36.05, which broke Wright State’s record (7:38.46), set in 1992, by more than two seconds. The Golden Grizzlies won that event for the fifth straight year as well.

The Oakland men got things going with their own 200 medley relay win, as Chris Sullivan, Hunor Ma’te’, Eric Gusa and Sean Broadbent finished in a time of 1:32.61; it marked Oakland’s fourth win in five years in the 200 medley relay.

Oakland’s Tony Smucler posted a win in the 1650 free, touching the wall in 16:37.07, which was just three seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.

In the final event of the evening, Oakland won its fifth 800 free relay in as many seasons. Nick McCollum, Aroldo Nery, Bryon Tansel and Andy Munoz teamed to win the event in 6:56.77.

Event 1 Women 200 Yard Medley Relay
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MID-CON rec.: # 1:47.43 1992 Wright State
1:39.90 A
1:42.89 B
School Finals Points
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1 Oakland 'A' 1:46.72# 40
1) Strelets, Oksana SR 2) Aurit, Shelley SR
3) Kornieyenko, Tanya SR 4) Dejonge, Jenna FR
27.39 30.00 24.92 24.41
2 Iupui 'A' 1:51.60 34
1) Krey, Kristen SO 2) Helphinstine, Clare JR
3) Miller, Kelly SO 4) Corn, Lindsay SO
28.90 31.89 26.82 23.99
3 Western Illinois 'A' 1:53.35 32
1) Hall, Erin FR 2) Farrar, Madeha FR
3) Mathis, Lindsay FR 4) Thomasson, Marcy SR
30.24 30.14 27.30 25.67
4 Valparaiso 'A' 1:54.45 30
1) Fisher, Julie SR 2) Deardorff, Sarah SR
3) Seale, Ashley SO 4) Gregory, Amanda FR
30.70 31.36 27.28 25.11
5 Centenary 'A' 1:57.94 28
1) Moulden, Kristin SO 2) Staton, Elizabeth FR
3) LeBlanc, Kayli FR 4) Rose, Lauren FR
29.86 33.67 27.98 26.43

Event 2 Men 200 Yard Medley Relay
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MID-CON rec.: # 1:32.43 1991 Wright State
1:26.72 A
1:29.32 B
School Finals Points
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1 Oakland 'A' 1:32.61 40
1) Sullivan, Chris JR 2) Ma'te', Hunor FR
3) Gusa, Eric FR 4) Broadbent, Sean SR
23.68 24.76 23.28 20.89
2 Iupui 'A' 1:36.48 34
1) Anderson, Grant SR 2) Trame, Rob SO
3) Hutchison, Chris FR 4) Parks, A.J. SR
25.46 26.35 23.91 20.76
3 Valparaiso 'A' 1:37.02 32
1) Smith, Travers FR 2) Ewers, Jeff SR
3) Conrin, Sean SR 4) Kesler, David SO
24.89 26.39 23.97 21.77
4 Western Illinois 'A' 1:41.65 30
1) Dennis, Dru JR 2) Norton, Dennis SO
3) Hamlin, Joe JR 4) Adams, Mike SR
26.54 28.80 23.93 22.38

Event 3 Women 1650 Yard Freestyle
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MID-CON rec.: # 17:08.66 12/5/2002 Angela Simetkosky, Oakland
16:23.54 A
16:53.04 B
Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Simetkosky, Angela SR Oakland 17:19.78 20
28.81 31.02 31.38 31.54 31.41 31.52 31.40 31.32
31.22 31.30 31.05 31.21 31.17 31.14 31.53 31.25
31.53 31.42 31.70 31.45 32.03 31.76 32.07 31.89
32.19 32.19 32.14 32.26 32.37 32.47 32.09 31.78
30.17
2 Burwell, Amanda FR Oakland 17:51.95 17
28.45 30.95 31.39 31.67 31.75 31.71 31.78 32.36
32.21 32.12 32.34 32.62 32.54 32.65 32.87 33.10
33.22 33.05 33.28 33.29 33.43 33.15 33.33 33.23
33.30 33.18 33.00 33.01 32.88 32.76 32.43 32.44
32.46
3 Hochhauser, Zoe FR Western Illinois 18:17.83 16
29.78 32.07 32.58 33.22 33.19 33.17 33.26 32.91
33.36 32.91 33.10 33.37 32.93 33.02 33.06 33.46
33.50 33.47 33.40 33.65 33.66 34.03 33.59 33.96
33.89 33.83 34.12 33.84 34.04 34.06 33.88 33.54
31.98
4 Nelson, Britt SO Valparaiso 18:24.93 15
29.81 31.87 32.30 32.75 32.71 33.00 33.07 33.23
33.27 33.45 33.85 33.69 33.99 33.87 33.95 33.79
33.91 33.94 34.19 33.79 33.67 34.06 34.00 33.92
33.97 33.91 33.95 34.03 33.93 34.20 33.88 33.47
33.51
5 Metcalf, Nicole FR Oakland 18:39.01 14
31.43 32.74 33.48 33.80 33.73 33.45 33.96 33.91
33.62 34.20 33.64 33.74 33.85 33.88 33.87 34.24
34.05 34.41 33.96 34.05 33.93 34.33 34.31 34.40
34.20 34.23 34.15 34.30 34.64 34.59 34.37 34.04
33.51
6 Unrath, Lindsey JR Oakland 18:40.82 13
30.58 32.38 33.34 33.54 33.50 33.69 33.71 33.80
34.05 34.09 34.07 34.40 34.39 34.54 34.36 34.70
34.08 34.39 34.10 34.21 35.20 34.50 34.59 33.98
33.99 34.10 34.51 34.32 34.56 34.05 34.06 34.22
32.82
7 Kroemer, Maggie JR Valparaiso 18:48.17 12
30.97 32.99 33.67 33.49 34.33 33.68 34.21 34.22
34.33 34.18 35.03 34.35 34.28 34.36 34.37 34.25
34.28 34.31 34.41 34.81 34.69 34.43 34.66 34.47
34.65 34.21 34.67 34.85 34.60 34.60 34.50 34.25
33.07
8 Carlini, Jamie SO Iupui 18:51.89 11
31.69 33.43 33.67 34.07 34.14 34.12 34.17 34.20
34.01 34.36 34.53 34.66 34.27 34.49 34.49 34.60
34.71 34.34 34.39 34.31 34.10 34.52 35.10 34.52
34.64 34.87 34.65 34.99 35.14 34.81 34.44 34.16
33.30
9 Eizenga, Ashley JR Western Illinois 18:56.71 9
30.34 32.09 32.64 33.12 33.38 33.63 33.78 34.05
34.36 34.58 34.54 34.89 34.90 34.88 34.78 34.91
34.97 35.17 35.22 35.38 35.31 35.35 35.38 35.21
35.47 34.98 35.32 35.26 35.30 34.70 34.65 34.62
33.55
10 Schmidt, Ashley FR Western Illinois 19:01.91 7
31.55 33.83 34.15 34.50 34.60 34.48 35.01 34.45
34.77 34.77 34.79 35.05 34.91 34.96 34.66 34.71
34.87 34.85 34.70 35.16 35.20 35.17 34.92 34.70
35.00 35.07 35.22 35.07 35.00 35.23 34.84 34.40
31.32
11 Seago, Leslie JR Western Illinois 19:02.70 6
31.33 33.97 34.34 34.33 34.39 34.12 34.32 34.74
34.73 34.46 34.59 34.54 34.57 34.39 34.60 34.52
34.77 34.68 34.89 34.81 34.69 34.67 34.88 34.83
35.06 35.28 35.29 35.24 35.49 35.38 35.26 34.97
34.57
12 Anderson, Lindsay SO Iupui 19:15.82 5
30.28 33.62 34.58 34.42 34.34 34.55 34.55 34.74
34.79 34.61 34.61 34.84 35.22 35.26 35.49 35.50
35.70 35.78 35.51 35.42 35.46 35.29 35.48 35.69
35.94 35.45 35.31 35.65 35.99 35.76 35.56 35.41
35.02
13 Carr, Brooke SR Iupui 19:38.45 4
31.98 35.04 35.20 35.05 35.49 35.50
35.73 36.15 35.63 36.16 36.01 35.91 36.30
36.06 35.99 36.04 36.44 35.97 36.22 36.10 36.08
35.80
14 Ryan, Katie SO Valparaiso 20:24.11 3
31.85 35.08 35.51 35.78 36.05 36.80 35.71 37.59
37.52 36.45 37.12 37.18 37.67 36.66 37.51 37.43
38.05 37.66 37.60 36.86 38.88 38.33 37.87 38.07
37.78 38.15 37.92 38.22 37.70 38.33 37.99 37.16
35.63
15 Hummell, Marci SR Iupui 21:04.58 2
33.67 36.78 36.80 37.24 37.54 37.54 37.60 38.29
37.81 37.84 38.33 38.43 39.18 38.85 38.83 38.76
38.76 39.19 38.87 38.79 39.12 38.65 39.13 39.06
39.04 39.35 39.02 39.24 39.43 39.31 39.10 37.98
37.05

Event 4 Men 1650 Yard Freestyle
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MID-CON rec.: # 15:50.21 1993 Kevin Packard, Illinois-Chicago
15:05.87 A
15:33.04 B
Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Smucler, Tony SR Oakland 16:37.07 20
27.71 29.14 29.72 30.28 30.18 30.29 30.16 30.25
30.66 30.49 30.43 30.30 30.40 30.41 30.44 30.47
30.45 30.35 30.27 30.55 30.33 30.38 30.33 30.22
30.50 30.32 30.39 30.33 30.39 30.41 30.29 30.41
29.82
2 Wheeler, Brian FR Iupui 16:40.70 17
26.63 28.68 29.41 29.73 29.98 29.81 29.82 29.73
29.97 30.03 30.24 30.39 30.21 30.22 30.41 30.63
30.48 30.59 30.51 30.74 30.51 30.62 30.76 30.94
31.05 31.10 31.23 31.18 31.14 31.06 31.35 31.10
30.45
3 Fiore, Doug SR Oakland 16:51.98 16
27.18 28.91 29.72 30.01 30.08 30.19 30.30 30.69
30.53 31.18 31.04 31.32 31.17 30.95 31.25 31.32
31.55 31.54 31.25 31.38 31.33 31.15 31.06 31.29
31.14 31.09 31.35 31.00 30.59 30.73 31.10 30.70
27.89
4 Sewell, James SO Oakland 16:56.64 15
26.73 29.19 29.46 30.01 29.94 30.23 30.35 30.52
30.94 31.10 31.26 31.72 31.57 31.69 31.67 31.47
31.00 30.56 30.90 30.82 31.31 31.01 30.95 31.47
31.55 31.33 31.41 31.12 30.90 31.41 31.48 30.81
30.76
5 Ray, Preston JR Iupui 17:15.59 14
26.68 29.70 30.61 31.03 31.14 31.11 31.18 31.62
31.55 31.47 31.61 31.45 31.77 31.75 31.59 31.87
31.96 31.93 31.91 31.98 32.08 31.74 31.89 31.84
31.68 31.83 31.85 32.12 32.02 31.84 31.65 31.24
29.90
6 Morgan, Matt SR Iupui 17:18.75 13
26.38 29.90 30.55 30.85 30.91 31.17 31.18 31.36
31.49 31.25 31.52 31.58 31.45 31.39 31.46 31.63
31.60 31.71 31.86 31.90 31.69 31.90 32.21 32.03
32.37 32.56 32.49 32.26 32.39 32.59 32.40 32.41
30.31
7 Winkel, Chris FR Oakland 17:41.95 12
27.85 31.08 31.09 31.69 31.96 31.93 31.75 31.89
32.40 33.08 32.65 32.02 32.62 32.86 32.53 32.00
33.04 33.12 33.24 33.15 32.81 32.76 32.68 31.63
32.13 32.12 32.42 32.57 32.59 32.06 32.49 32.62
31.12
8 Johnson, Dan FR Valparaiso 17:48.60 11
26.66 30.16 31.16 31.21 31.54 31.62 31.68 32.04
32.32 32.79 32.71 32.40 32.96 32.98 32.95 33.08
33.20 33.37 32.98 33.20 32.95 32.72 32.71 32.97
32.84 32.81 33.47 33.34 33.06 33.14 33.03 32.37
32.18
9 Rugari, Phil JR Western Illinois 17:52.02 9
27.12 30.41 31.24 31.47 31.40 31.26 31.23 31.35
31.70 32.16 32.38 32.50 32.79 33.08 33.06 33.12
33.50 33.26 33.48 33.15 33.07 33.03 33.32 33.48
33.50 33.72 33.48 33.10 33.59 33.08 33.58 32.08
33.33
10 Badgett, Neal SR Valparaiso 17:57.69 7
29.25 32.38 32.11 32.15 32.11 32.62 32.16 32.75
33.12 32.72 32.72 32.71 33.04 33.12 33.75 33.41
33.29 33.31 33.03 33.20 33.08 33.55 33.26 32.50
32.94 32.35 32.53 32.45 32.55 32.37 33.36 32.15
31.65
11 Eames, Brent SO Western Illinois 18:02.10 6
27.83 31.29 31.86 32.16 32.51 32.20 32.37 32.46
32.51 33.03 32.96 33.08 33.00 33.31 32.91 33.21
33.25 33.06 33.34 33.49 33.48 33.21 33.32 33.24
33.58 33.34 33.70 33.80 33.47 33.38 33.13 32.41
32.21
12 Weaver, Steve FR Oakland 18:07.88 5
26.95 30.00 31.33 31.59 32.04 32.50 33.06 33.30
33.75 33.77 33.36 33.70 32.91 33.51 33.07 34.04
33.72 34.39 32.94 33.12 34.26 33.03 33.59 33.44
33.55 33.37 33.96 33.37 33.53 33.60 32.95 33.66
32.52
13 Zumwatt, Wayne FR Western Illinois 18:13.05 4
30.26 32.87 32.81 33.89 33.39 33.52 33.44 33.39
33.10 33.32 32.82 33.04 33.18 33.22 33.17 33.04
33.02 32.91 32.89 32.46 33.07 33.18 32.97 32.97
33.14 33.25 33.17 33.42 33.53 33.63 34.10 33.76
33.12

Event 5 Women 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
===============================================================================
MID-CON rec.: # 7:38.46 1992 Wright State
7:11.65 A
7:24.59 B
School Finals Points
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1 Oakland 'A' 7:36.05# 40
1) Jensen, Line JR 2) Kornieyenko, Tanya SR
3) Freytag, Karoline JR 4) Simetkosky, Angela SR
26.09 54.89 1:24.01 1:53.13 19.69 54.97 1:23.84 1:52.58
25.92 54.76 1:24.32 1:54.06 26.60 56.25 1:26.54 1:56.28
2 Valparaiso 'A' 8:05.39 34
1) Nelson, Britt SO 2) Schneider, Leah SO
3) Clark, Allison FR 4) Urbas, Katie SR
28.47 59.78 1:31.64 2:03.28 27.64 58.55 1:29.84 2:01.51
26.38 56.82 1:28.77 2:00.75 27.12 57.16 1:28.27 1:59.85
3 Western Illinois 'A' 8:07.61 32
1) Hochhauser, Zoe FR 2) Hall, Erin FR
3) Sheridan, Erika SR 4) Eizenga, Ashley JR
26.88 56.66 1:27.34 1:58.23 26.73 57.12 1:29.56 2:01.43
28.75 59.94 1:31.62 2:03.30 28.59 59.65 1:31.99 2:04.65
4 Iupui 'A' 8:17.70 30
1) Kropf, Brandi SO 2) Carlini, Jamie SO
3) Heyde, Lauren SO 4) Rowe, Amy FR
27.08 57.35 1:29.51 2:02.33 14.33 29.08 1:33.42 2:06.52
26.84 57.43 1:29.18 2:01.28 28.50 1:00.29 1:33.64 2:07.57

Event 6 Men 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
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MID-CON rec.: # 6:42.79 2000 Oakland University
6:26.08 A
6:37.66 B
School Finals Points
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1 Oakland 'A' 6:56.77 40
1) McCollum, Nick SO 2) Nery, Aroldo FR
3) Tansel, Bryon FR 4) Munoz, Andy FR
23.90 49.46 1:15.70 1:42.56 25.62 52.96 1:19.69 1:46.44
23.50 49.62 1:16.39 1:43.77 22.73 48.84 1:15.85 1:44.00
2 Iupui 'A' 7:15.99 34
1) Hutchison, Chris FR 2) Vittorio, Damien SO
3) Ray, Preston JR 4) Wheeler, Brian FR
24.60 51.32 1:19.78 1:49.67 23.95 51.22 1:19.98 1:49.67
24.30 52.00 1:20.34 1:48.57 24.66 51.88 1:19.93 1:48.08
3 Western Illinois 'A' 7:19.76 32
1) Roberts, Greg JR 2) DuBois, Mark SO
3) Hamlin, Joe JR 4) Rugari, Phil JR
25.30 52.88 1:20.84 1:48.75 24.34 51.12 1:19.57 1:48.26
24.76 52.85 1:21.41 1:49.81 24.62 52.92 1:22.32 1:52.94
4 Valparaiso 'A' 7:25.43 30
1) Johnson, Dan FR 2) Pedersen, Bob SO
3) Simpson, Colin FR 4) Schmidt, Bob SO
26.85 55.36 1:27.12 1:58.75 25.02 52.45 1:20.36 1:48.78
23.66 51.79 1:20.95 1:50.22 24.17 51.80 1:19.36 1:47.68