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By Katlynn Emaus, Swimming World College Intern
Day 2 of the Horizon League Championships yield 3 new meet records. Brie Hines from University of Illinois Chicago and Mitchell Stover from Wright State defend their Horizon League Titles and break their own meet records, while Oakland University’s men’s 200 free relay break the meet record.
Women’s 500 Free
Brie Hines from University of Illinois Chicago defends her 500 freestyle title by winning in a time of 5:50.36, dropping 3.24 seconds from her prelims swim, and breaking her own meet record of 5:50.67. Natalie Johnson from Milwaukee placed second in a time of 4:52.96 and Viktoria Orosz from Youngstown state finished third with a time of 4:53.06 dropping over four seconds from this morning.
Men’s 500 Free
Devon Nowicki from Oakland University won the men’s 500 freestyle in a time of 4:27.82. The Halverson brothers from Milwaukee finished second and third, Nicholas Halverson finishing second in 4:28.70 and Tim Halverson finished third in 4:28.10.
Women’s 200 IM
Patricia Aschan from Oakland just missed the Horizon League record, but won the event in 2:00.53. Lexie Joy from University of Illinois Chicago placed second with 2:02.52 and Takara Martin from Oakland finished third with 2:03.92.
Men’s 200 IM
Mitchell Stover from Wright State University defended his Horizon League title by winning the event in a time of 1:45.98, breaking his previous meet record of 1:46.72. Tuomas Kiviluoma from Oakland was right behind Stover in second with a time of 1:46.16 and Tommi Wolst from Cleveland State finished third in 1:47.83.
Women’s 50 Free
Milwaukee women claimed the first and third. Amanda Siehs from Milwaukee won the event with a time of 23.00. Holly Morren from Oakland placed second in 23.06 and Shelby Rozeboom from Milwaukee placed third with 23.10.
Men’s 50 Free
Oakland’s Jeremiah Morren broke 20 to win the event with a time of 19.93. Teammate Andrew Binder was right behind him finishing second in 20.33. Nicholas Menninga from Milwaukee finished in third with a time of 20.43.
Women’s 200 Free Relay
The team of Morren, Lefler, Melissa VanderMuelen and Flynn from Oakland University won with a time of 1:31.59. Siehs came back from winning the 50 to place second in the 200 free relay. Roozeboom, Arica Smith, Sara Bentley and Siehs from Milwuakee finished second in 1:33.07 and from Wright State University the team of Ashlyn Roberts, Samantha Miller, Emily Hayhow and Nikki Borgerding placed third in a time of 1:33.08.
Men’s 200 Free Relay
Oakland University’s Paul Hutch, Binder, Tony Eriksson and Morren followed their women’s team and won the event with a time of 1:19.28, breaking the former meet record of 1:19.36 set in 2011 by Cleveland State. The team from Cleveland State placed second, Declan McLaughlin, Adam Ingledew, Phillip Brittain and Robert Tolson swam a time of 1:21.47. The Milwaukee Panthers’ team of Tanner Nimke, Yevgenky Foster, Evan Kuker and Nicholas Menninga finished third in a time of 1:22.31.
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