Megan Bilko Claims Second Individual Title at PAC

By Emma Foster, Swimming World College Intern 

On the second night of finals at the President’s Athletic Conference, Megan Bilko of Grove City won her second individual title of the meet in the 400 IM, winning by over 6 seconds with a time of 4:28.53.

This swim was a standout for Bilko who has already claimed an individual title in the 500 free. She was followed by teammate Megan Smith who along with Bilko earned her NCAA  B-Cut with a swim of 4:34.63. Kelly Kramer  of Saint Vincent was third in 4:43.42.In the women’s 200 medley relay, Saint Vincent College’s team of Sarah Sheldon (27.84) Grace Reynolds (30.39) Marissa Frollo (25.80) and Ciara Lewis (24.16) took home the gold with a time of 1:48.19. Westminster’s team was second with a swim of 1:48.89, while Grove City College was third in 1:49.25.

On the men’s side, Westminster took the win with the team of Austin Karper (24.38) Matthew Baurle (25.34) Brad Kolesar (23.00) and Michael Spencer (20.80) coming together to post a time of 1:33.52. They were followed by Grove City College (1:34.08) and Washington and Jefferson (1:35.57)

Nick Krost of was the men’s champion in the 400 IM with a time of 4:06.73, which nabbed him a B-cut. Luke Simmons of Penn State Behrend was second with a time of 4:11.22, while Jack King of Washington and Jefferson College was third in 4:15.86.

Megan Douds of Westminster won the 100 fly in a time of 58.05. Ama Hutzelmann of Grove City College was was second in 58.95, while teammate Alexis Glenn was third in 58.97.

Brad Kolesar of Westminster took the men’s 100 fly, swimming a 50.80. He beat out Rhys Dickhudt Grove City who was second in 51.98, and teammate Jeremy Kim who was third in 52.02.

In the women’s 200 free, Maddie Bartrug of Saint Vincent won in a time of 1:54.62. Aureli Sheehan of Chatham was second in 1:56.18, while Abby Jank was third in 1:57.27.

Westminster asserted their dominance in the 200 free with a sweep of the top three. Mitch Stahara won the event, swimming a solid 1:41.27. He was followed by his teammate David Peffer who was 1:42.27. Griffin Nincke was third in 1:44.61.

Grove City College Freshman Megan Crutcher won the women’s 100 breastroke in 1:06.16. Grace Reynolds of Saint Vincent was a close second in 1:06.48. Samantha Tower of Westminster was third in 1:07.19.

The men’s 100 breast saw Matthew Baurle and Kevin Dunigan both claim B-cuts, with Baurle winning with 56.06 and Dunigan swimming a 56.88. Adam Smale was third in 59.65.

Sarah Sheldon of Saint Vincent won the women’s 100 back with a time of 59.14. Kelsey Reott of Westminster was second in 1:00.51, while Maddie VanDyke was third in 1:00.69.

Peffer followed up his second place in the 200 free with a first place in the 100 back, posting a 51.50. Austin Karper of Westminster was second in 51.77, while Nicholas Willison was third in 52.42.

In the final event of the night, Grove City College won the women’s 800 free with the team of Bilko (1:52.96), VanDyke (1:59.17), Smith (1:58.12), and Jank (1:59.52) were first in 7:49.77. Saint Vincent College followed in 7:57.58, while Westminster was third in 8:01.84.

On the men’s side, Westminster won the event with the team of Stahara (1:41.56), Bogen (1:48.21), Nincke (1:45.87), and Peffer (1:43.10) combining for a time of 6:58.74. Grove City College was second in 7:09.06, while Saint Vincent College was third in 7:10.20.

Prelims for the final day of the President’s Athletic Conference will take off at 10 tomorrow. Meet Results can be found at Meet Mobile.

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Author: Emma Foster

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Emma Foster is an English and Gender Studies major at Seattle University and is a part of the Redhawks NCAA Division I team. Before college, Emma was a member of the Helena Lions Swim Team and the Helena High School squad.

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