2016 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships Preview

Photo Courtesy: Colorado Mesa University Athletics

By Delaney Lanker, Swimming World College Intern

The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships are this Wednesday, February 10-13. Last year’s conference winners are looking to defend their titles with strong competition on their toes. With fast in-season time this year a multitude of RMAC records are looking to be broken.

Women’s Meet

The 2015 RMAC winner for the women’s meet was Cal Baptist and the Lancers are coming into the 2016 Championship seeded well against their competition.

In the women’s 1000 freestyle Cal Baptist’s Christie Halverson (10:05.93) and Kyleigh Troxel from Lindenwood (10:09.62) are both going into the meet with a time faster than the RMAC record of 10:12.79. Troxel is also seeded second in the 1650 (16:56.10). Her teammate Alecia Macgillivray is going into the meet with the fastest time of 16:34.40.

Alena Rumiantceva of Cal Baptist is seeded first in the 200 IM (2:02.98), 100 breastroke (1:02.28) and 200 breaststroke (2:13.19). She currently holds the RMAC record in the 200 breast and will be looking to top it again this year.

In all of the women’s relays it will be a close race between Cal Baptist and Lindenwold, who both have put up competitive times this season.

Men’s Meet

2015 RMAC Champions, Lindenwold are looking to defend their title this year.

In the men’s 1000 freestyle the top three seeds have times faster than the RMAC record of 9:19.75 held by Brennan Mays (9:27.29) who is seeded 5th this year. With the fastest time this season is Gustavo Silva Santa (9:12.62) from Lindenwood. His teammate Sylwester Borowicz Skoneczny is seeded second (9:16.91) and Robert Griffith (9:19.64) from Cal baptist is third.

In both the 200 and 400 IM Lindenwood has swimmers seeded ahead of the RMAC records. Lindenwood’s freshman Christian Vasquez is seeded first in the 400 IM (3:50.94) and the 200 butterfly (1:47.76) and will be looking to break both RMAC records.

Lindenwood’s Krzysztof Jankiewicz is going into the meet first in the 100 butterfly (47.58), 100 backstroke (46.48) and 200 backstroke (1:43.27). He is entered with a time faster than the RMAC record in all three events and will be looking to take them this year.

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Author: Delaney Lanker

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Delaney Lanker is a junior at Northeastern University studying journalism. She is a butterflier and captain of their NCAA Division I team. Before college, she swam for the Colorado Stars.

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