By Delaney Lanker, Swimming World College Intern
Day two of the New South Intercollegiate Swim Conference Championships began this morning. The prelims competition of the men’s and women’s 400 IM, 100 butterfly and 200 freestyle were swam. The women’s 100 butterfly NSISC record was broken.
Delta’s Melanie Tombers came in at a 4:24.93 in the 400 IM for the fastest time this morning. her teammate Kierstin Page touched in second with a 4:29.20 and West Florida’s Madeline Pitt, who won the 1000 free yesterday, finished third in a 4:31.70.
Theresa Michalak of West Florida had another memorable swim after her record breaking 200 IM last night. Michalak touched the wall first in the women’s 100 butterfly with a 54.79 this morning. With this time she broke her teammate, Peggy de Villiers‘ NSISC record of 54.84. de Villiers touched the wall second this morning in a 56.36 and close behind was Kylie Gaeth of Minnesota State Mankato with a 56.73.
In the 200 freestyle, St. Cloud’s Andrea Bryson touched the wall first with a 1:50.63; this is only a tenth off of the NSISC record of 1:50.50. Taylor Bass of Minnesota State Mankato went a 1:52.17 for second and right behind her was Rebecca Halfast of West Florida with a 1:52.46.
Yesterday’s 200 IM winner, Cody Lavoie of Delta, touched first in the men’s 400 IM this morning with a 4:00.40. There was a tie for second place this morning in the event. Delta’s Bryce Anderson and Henderson’s Guy Buls both went a 4:02.97 to be seeded second going into tonight. Behind them was David Wray of Ouachita with a 4:03.59.
Henderson’s Max Pohl touched first this morning in the men’s 100 butterfly with a 48.45. Fabrice Wendel of Delta came in second with a 49.30 and Ouachita’s Artemii Orekhov finished third this morning with a 49.49.
Colton Laramore of Henderson had the fastetst time of the morning in the men’s 200 free with a 1:39.91. Delta came in second and third in the event. Mattia Schirru had the second fastets time of the morning with a 1:40.64 and right behind his was teammate Dylon Johnson with a 1:40.90.