By Courtney Bartholomew, Swimming World College Intern
Results can be found here: MAC Championship Central
The Bowling Green sophomore Franziska Wohlert dominated prelims and finals today in the Women’s 400 IM. This morning she took the even in a 4:21.79 and then in finals tonight dropped an impressive three seconds for a final time of 4:18.04. Second in this event tonight was Holly Schuster, the sophomore from Miami of Ohio in a 4:20.72. Third was senior Claire Daniel from Eastern Michigan in a 4:23.39.
Erin Seiler the senior from Akron took home an individual MAC title in this event tonight. She finished in a 52.97, a half-second better than her preliminary time. Addy Ferguson, a senior from Ohio University, was runner-up in a 53.13 and Sadie Fazekas, a freshman from Akron was third in a 53.83. This event showcased seven of the top-16 finalists being under the NCAA B-standard cut.
Rebecca Detro, the senior from Eastern Michigan University, won the 200 freestyle in a 1:47.39. In finals, she bettered her time from the preliminary session of 1:47.80. Second place was Victoria Griffin, a junior from Bowling Green in a 1:48.42. Rounding out the top three was sophomore Megan Burns from Buffalo in a 1:48.98.
Delaney Duncan, the freshman from Eastern Michigan took home her first individual MAC Championship title tonight in meet record fashion. She won the event in a 59.46, bettering her preliminary time of 1:00.27. Not only was the swim a meet record, but the time was only .42 off the NCAA A-standard cut. Second was Sammy Richart of Toledo in a 1:00.54 and third was Daniela Carrillo of Bowling Green. Carillo set the Bowling Green school record in a 1:00.57.
Ludwika Szynal of Akron took the final individual event of the evening. Missing the meet record and conference record of 53.10 set in 2014, she won the race in a 53.16. In second place was meet and MAC record holder, Addy Ferguson the senior from Ohio University, in a 53.55. This was the second event of the night in which Ferguson placed in the top three. Rounding out the top three was Madison Myers, the freshman from Akron, in a 53.68.
400 Medley Relay
Eastern Michigan’s Duncan, Alexis Mitcheltree, Carly Jackson and Mary Kate Maclean who grabbed the 2016 title in a time of 3:37.17. Second was Akron in a 3:37.89 and third was the team from Miami of Ohio in a 3:41.04.
The final day of competition will take place on Saturday with preliminaries beginning at 11:00 a.m. The evening finals session will stream on ESPN3 at 5:00 p.m. EST.