Carthage, Wheaton Lead After Day Two Of CCIW

Photo Courtesy: Rose-Hulman Athletics

Finals of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin started with the 800-yard freestyle relay. Illinois Wesleyan took the women’s race with a time of 7:35.54. The team consisted of Lauren Dineen-GriffinClaire Michael, Meg Stanley and Kristen Slaughter. Wheaton won the men’s relay by two-hundredths of a second. The team of Jacob Clement, Will McCauley, Daniel Deysher and Chris Dingfield posted a time of of 6:49.06.

The Wheaton women won the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:44.39. The team consisted of backstroker Erin Bagley, breaststroker Kayla Roberson, butterflier Kirsty Nitz and freestyler Hannah Rueger. Wheaton also won the men’s relay, posting a time of 1:31.38. The team was made up of backstroker Chris Szymczak, breaststroker Jon Lait, butterflier Clement and freestyler Jack O’Connor. 

Wheaton’s Katie Deysher took the women’s 400-yard individual medley. The senior posted a time of 4:26.89. McCauley took the men’s race with a time of 4:01.22.

In the women’s 100-yard butterfly, Nitz won with a time of 54.41. Rose-Hulman’s Orion Martin touched first in the men’s race. The senior posted a time of 48.36.

Slaughter took the women’s 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:52.37. She won by just over a tenth of a second. In the men’s race, Carthage’s Chris Russo touched first with a time of 1:40.58.

Bagley was first in the women’s 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:03.13. In the men’s event, Wheaton’s Elliot Penson touched first with a time of 56.08.

Nitz took home her second individual win of the day in the 100-yard backstroke. She posted a time of 55.96. Szymczak won the men’s race in 49.42.

Carthage is leading the men’s meet. Wheaton is ahead for the women’s.

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Author: Peter Baugh

Peter Baugh is a freshman at the University of Missouri and is the assistant sports editor for the Maneater, Mizzou's student run newspaper. He swam and played baseball in high school. He is a two time finalist in the National Scholastic Press Association Sports Story of the Year contest and was named the SSP Journalist of the Year for the St. Louis area. He served as co editor-in-chief for his high school newspaper, The Globe, and also worked for the St. Louis American newspaper.

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