Angela Newlon Breaks 500 Free Record to Start NCAC Swimming

Photo Courtesy: David Torres

By Cathleen Pruden, Swimming World College Intern

One pool record and one meet record fell and one pool record was tied in the first morning of action at the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships.

Women’s Meet

In the first individual event of the morning, the 500 freestyle, DePauw’s Angela Newlon (4:49.38) broke Campbell Costley‘s meet and pool records (4:49.85). In the following heat, Costley posted a 4:52.34, good for second. Kenyon’s Marysol Arce earned the third seed (4:53.59).

The Ladies of Kenyon posted the quickest relay time this morning. Haley TownsendAbby WilsonCaitlin Foley, and Abby Chopp stopped the clock at 1:36.18. Wooster’s Emma FikseAlex DesotelleJamie Hibbs, and Jillian Saccogna dropped two seconds from their seed to take the second spot (1:37.74). Denison will have the third seed tonight. Marissa BednarekMarisa PulaskiErin Hudson, and Ellen Higdon posted a 1:38.45.

Kenyon’s Julia Wilson used an impressive breaststroke split (34.59) to propel her way to the top seed in the 200 IM (2:03.80), within striking distance of the NCAC record (2:03.06). The Big Red’s Bednarek (2:05.58) and Halli Garza (2:05.70) hold the second and third seeds.

Denison and Kenyon will fill eight of the nine lanes in tonight’s Championship Final. The Big Red’s Mary Van Leuven (23.47) and Ashley Yearwood (23.53) took the top two spots this morning. The Ladies’ Hannah Lobb is seeded third (23.59).

DePauw’s Annie GravesMary Woods, Newlon, and Caroline Bridges combined for a 3:52.39 to win the 400 medley relay this morning. Kenyon’s Delaney AmbrosenEllie CrawfordNatalie Parker, and Hannah Orbach-Madel finished second this morning (3:52.60). Denison earned the third seed as Elizabeth Kane, Pulaski, Garza, and Kate Wright swam a 3:56.76.

Men’s Meet

The Denison men dove to an early lead last night, and the momentum continued this morning. The Big Red took the top two spots in the 200 freestyle relay. Ryan FlemingMax HowesKenny Fox, and Conrad Wuorinen swam to a top time of 1:21.54. Victor Lowe Jason WesselingAlec Carlson, and Kevin Brinegar combined for a 1:22.73. The DePauw squad of Brandon SholtisMatt OonkSam Wagner, and Blake Lehmann are seeded third (1:23.16).

The Big Red men continued to impress, taking the top four seeds in the 500 freestyle. Ben Burdick lead the way (4:30.26), followed closely by Stuart Hohm (4:30.96). Aaron Saccurato, another Denison sophomore finished in 4:33.08 to claim the third spot for this evening.

Kenyon took its first top seed of the day in the 200 IM. Matt Leenhouts (1:50.13), was followed closely by Denison’s Jack Lindell (1:50.95) and Joe Brunk (1:50.98), the defending NCAC Champion.

Kenyon senior Richard Funk tied the Denison pool record (20.36) to touch first in the 50 freestyle. Teammate Joey Duronio was only .02 behind (20.38). Denison’s Fleming (20.64) will be seeded third this evening.

In the 400 medley relay, Denison’s Jason WessleingJack Ball, Fox, and Wuorinen combined for a top seed 3:24.68. Kenyon’s Matthew CooperMark NewellJon Zimdars, and Brooks McCoy earned a second seed (3:26.17). The third seed went to DePauw. Eli AndersonSam McManusMatthew Freudenthaler and Wagner posted a 3:29.09.

Full results available here: 2016 North Coast Athletic Conference: Day 2 Prelims – Results

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Author: Cathleen Pruden

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the High School Content Manager at Swimming World. She was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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