2016 MAC Championships: Final Day

By Courtney Bartholomew, Swimming World College Intern

Final Results can be found here: MAC Championship Central

 

1650 Freestyle

Senior Jess Powers of Buffalo won her second distance event of the meet. Powers won the event in a 16:24.91, an NCAA B-cut time standard. The second place finisher, Hannah Miller also from Buffalo, touched the wall in a 16:38.01. Third was the freshman from Eastern Michigan, Nicole Swartz in a 16:49.11.

 

200 Backstroke

Ludwika Szynal, the junior from Akron, took her second individual backstroke title of the weekend. She won the race in a 1:53.12, breaking the meet and MAC conference record. Laura Dawson, a junior from Ohio University, took second in 1:56.70. Rounding out the top three was Ashely Niznik, a senior from Akron, in a 1:57.88.

 

100 Freestyle

The sophomore, Megan Burns, from the University of Buffalo won the 100 Freestyle tonight in a 48.67. Second this evening was Ragen Engel, a freshman from Akron in a 49.50. Finishing third was Mary Kate Maclean, a senior from Eastern Michigan, in a 49.72.

 

200 Breaststroke

Daniela Carrillo, the senior from Bowling Green, took home the MAC title in the event tonight. Finishing almost three seconds ahead of the field, Carrillo won the event in a 2:10.60. Second was Paloma Marrero, a sophomore from Akron, in a 2:13.43. Third was Stephanie Lemire, from Miami of Ohio, in a 2:14.14.

 

200 Butterfly

In the final individual event of the weekend, Erin Seiler, a senior from Akron, claimed the title in a 1:57. 86. Seiler’s time represents the only NCAA B-cut standard time in this event. Second was Jordan Bullock, a senior from Bowling Green, in a 2:00.70. Third was Clarice Daniel, a senior from Eastern Michigan, in a 2:01. 24.

 

400 Freestyle Relay

To cap their dominant performance in the pool over the course of the weekend, the University of Akron won the relay in a 3:19.54. The team of Ragen Engle, Ashley Niznik, Sadie Fazekas, and Madison Myers combined to touch the wall first. Second was the University of Buffalo in a 3:20.17. In a tie for third, Bowling Green and Eastern Michigan touched the wall in a 3:21.53.

 

After scoring 773.50 points throughout the four day meet, the University of Akron claimed the 2016 Mid-American Conference Women’s Swimming and Diving title. This title marked their third straight year of dominance.

Second was Eastern Michigan in 592 points. Third was Bowling Green in 478 points.

 

MAC Women’s Swimming & Diving Final Team Results
1. Akron – 773.50 points
2. Eastern Michigan — 592 points
3. Bowling Green — 478 points
4. Buffalo — 454.50 points
5. Miami – 410.50 points
6. Ohio – 346.50
7. Toledo – 263 points
8. Ball State – 131 points

 

MAC Postseason Specialty Awards
Swimming Coach of the Year: 
Brian Peresie, Akron
Diving Coach of the Year: Chris Medvedeff, Akron
Freshman Diver of the Year: Karly Crail, Akron
Freshman Swimmer of the Year: Madison Myers, Akron
Most Outstanding Diver: Pei Lin, Miami
Most Outstanding Swimmer: Madison Myers, Akron
Most Outstanding Senior Swimmer: Hannah Raspopovich, Akron

All-MAC First Team
Madison Myers, Akron
Erin Seiler, Akron
Ludwika Szynal, Akron
Paloma Marrero, Akron
Hannah Raspopovich, Akron
Ashley Niznik, Akron
Franziska Wohlert, Bowling Green
Daniela Carrillo, Bowling Green
Jessica Powers, Buffalo
Megan Burns, Buffalo
Rebecca Detro, Eastern Michigan
Delaney Duncan, Eastern Michigan
Clarice Daniel, Eastern Michigan
Pei Lin, Miami
Stephanie Lemire, Miami
Corrin Van Lanen, Ohio

All-MAC Second Team
Alice Hottensmith, Akron
Sadie Fazekas, Akron
Emily Verbrugge, Bowling Green
Jordan Bullock, Bowling Green
Victoria Griffin, Bowling Green
Natalie Criswell, Bowling Green
Hannah Miller, Buffalo
Sarah Baxter, Buffalo
Addy Ferguson, Ohio
Grace Van Allen, Eastern Michigan
Mary Kate Maclean, Eastern Michigan
Carly Jackson, Eastern Michigan
Holly Schuster, Miami
Lauren Comer, Toledo
Sammy Richart, Toledo
Laura Dawson, Ohio

 

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Author: Courtney Bartholomew

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Courtney Bartholomew is a Fourth Year at the University of Virginia and is double majoring in Foreign Affairs and Media Studies. She has placed second at D1 NCAAs in the 100 and 200 backstrokes and is the second fastest woman in history in the 100 backstroke.

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