By Delaney Lanker, Swimming World College Intern
Tonight at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships the men’s 400 IM and 100 butterfly RMAC records were broken.
Lindenwood won both the men’s and women’s 200 freestyle relays tonight. The women’s team of Kinga Lesinska (23.89), Bethany Steffes (23.73), Niki Dahl (23.01) and Kate Stauffer (23.36) came in first with a 1:33.99. Cal Baptist’s team of of Hailey Golden (24.22), Kristina Tchernyschev (23.74), Tessa Olson (24.18) and Grace Oeser (23.85) went a 1:35.99 for second place. In the time of 1:36.12 Western State’s team of Kate Hewson (24.60), Ariel Fitch (24.35), Morgan Aragon (24.21) and Randi Yarnell (22.96) swam into third place.
Linnenwood’s men’s team also won the 200 free relay. The team of Serghei Golban (19.83), Michal Szczukowski (20.26), Jared Thornton (20.41) and Thomas Bernard (20.93) took first place in the time of 1:21.43. In a close second Cal Baptist came in second (1:21.78) with the team of Brent Teraoka (20.88), Alexis Ohmar (20.47), Bernardo Valentim (20.10) and Andrew Denton (20.33). Colorado School of Mines came in third going a 1:24.49 with the team of Josh Graber (21.83), Brent Kehoe (20.88), Samuel Knott (20.78) and Ethan Pfeiffer (21.00).
Colorado Mesa’s Sam Bryant won the men’s 400 IM. With the time of 5:52.96 he broke the 2012 RMAC record of 3:55.41. Lindenwold’s Cristian Vasquez came in second place with a 3:54.32 and Joshua Hanson came swam to third for Cal Baptist in the time of 3:57.40.
In the women’s 400 IM Alecia McGillivray of Lindenwood won the gold with a 4:28.96. Cal Baptist took silver and bronze with Courtney Chacon going a 4:28.33 for second and Alena Rumiantceva touching third in a 4:30.90.
Kristina Tchernyschev took the win for Cal Baptist in the women’s 100 butterfly tonight in the time of 55.23. Eryn Leonard from Colorado Mesa came in second with a 55.70 and Sara Yoshii from Cal Baptist took the bronze with a 57.70.
Serghei Golban of Lindenwood came up from fifth place this morning, speeding into first place at finals in the time of 47.01. This time not only got him the gold but also broke the previous RMAC record of 47.63. Colorado Mesa came in second and third place tonight. Sky Hirsch took the silver with a 48.41 and teammate Justin Hastings was right behind him with a 48.70 for third place.
Randi Yarnell won the women’s 200 freestyle tonight in the time of 1:50.60. Colorado School of Mines’ Carrie Kralovec took the silver with a time of 1:52.07 and rich behind her, Colorado Mesa’s Mary Saiz raced her way into third place with a time of 1:52.27.
In the men’s 200 freestyle, Alexis Ohmar of Cal Baptist won the event in the time of 1:40.67. Mesa’s Josh Bedford finished in a 1:41.09 for second place and Lindenwood’s Gustavo Silva Santa placed third in a 1:41.15.
To finish up the night, Cal Baptist’s women’s team won the 400 medley relay. The squad of Andrea Laliena (57.43), Alena Rumiantceva (1:02.78), Kristina Tchernyschev (55.08) and Patricia Hapsari (50.75) went a 3:46.04 for the gold. With the time of 3:47.60, Colorado Mesa’s team of Mary Saiz (55.66), Miranda Reetz (1:04.06), Eryn Leonard (55.82) and Marissa Bradley (52.06) took the silver. Lindenwood came in third (4:39.60) with the team of Elise Defabio (58.97), Ewa Dymarek (1:03.07), Hannah Vinyard (55.39) and Kinga Lesinska (52.17).
In the men’s 400 medley relay it was Lindenwood who took the win. The team of Krzysztof Jankiewicz (47.97), Mateusz Pacholczyk (53.31), Serghei Golban (47.21) and Kian Quigley (46.72) went a 3:15.21 for first place. Cal Baptist came in second (3:21.59) with Alexis Ohmar (51.90), Joshua Hanson (54.49), Jean Monteagudo (50.23) and Bernardo Valentim (44.97). Colorado School of Mines took bronze (3:23.31) with Cort Hanson (51.19), Samuel Knott (56.11), Brent Kehoe (50.12) and Loki Hondorf (45.89).
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1. California Baptist University 482
2. Lindenwood University 457.5
3. Colorado Mesa University 305.5
4. Western State University 213
5. Colorado School of Mines 178
6. Colorado State University-Pueblo 140
7. Adams Sate University 113
8. University of Nebraska Kearney 65
1. Lindenwood University 492
2. California Baptist University 438
3. Colorado Mesa University 428
4. Colorado School of Mines 225
5. Adams State University 59