By Delaney Lanker, Swimming World College Intern
This morning was the start of day two at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships in Grand Junction, CO. In the prelims session the men’s and women’s 400 IM, 100 butterfly and 200 freestyle were swum.
In the women’s 400 IM Alecia McGillivray of Lindenwood won the event in a 4:27.98. Cal Baptist took second and third place with Courtney Chacon going a 4:29.22 for second and Alena Rumiantceva touching third (4:32.36).
Colorado Mesa’s Sam Bryant touched the wall first in the men’s 400 IM with a 3:59.11. Last night’s 200 IM winner from Cal Baptist, Joshua Hanson is seeded second with a 4:00.61. Felix Eigel of Lindenwood finished in third (4:01.22).
Eryn Leonard from Colorado Mesa took first this morning in the women’s 100 butterfly in a time of 56.19. Cal Baptist touched in second and third. Junior Kristina Tchernyschev came in second with a 56.72 and Sara Yoshii placed third (57.46).
After coming in second in the men’s 50 freestyle last night, Mesa’s Justin Hastings got his hand on the wall first this morning in the men’s 100 butterfly. He won the event in the time of 48.97. His teammate Chris Radomski placed second (49.05) and Lindenwood’s Krzysztof Jankiewicz came in third with a 49.24.
Randi Yarnell is going into tonight’s women’s 200 freestyle seeded first with the time of 1:51.03. Yarnell was also the winner of last night’s 50 freestyle. Cal Baptist’s Christie Halverson placed second with a 1:52.26 and Colorado School of Mines’ Carrie Kralovec is third with a 1:53.33.
In the men’s 200 freestyle, Alexis Ohmar of Cal baptist finished first in the time of 1:40.01. Mesa’s Josh Bedford came in a close second of 1:40.16 and Lindenwood’s Gustavo Silva Santa placed third (1:40.96).
Finals will begin at 5pm (MST). The finals of the above events will be swam again, as well as the men’s and women’s 200 yard freestyle relay and 400 medley relay.