Great Lakes Valley Championships Day 3 Finals

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

By Delaney Lanker, Swimming World College Intern

The Great Lakes Valley Athletic Conference Championships day three finals were last night in Crawfordsville, Ind.

To start the night off Drury took the gold and silver in the women’s 500 free. Sarah Pullen, who also won the1000 free, came in first with the time of 4:54.22. Her teammate Megan Ouhl came in second with a 4:58.68 and Truman’s Emma Barnett finished in a 4:59.55 for third place.

Missouri S&T’s Jonathan Glaser won the men’s 500 freestyle with a 4:25.75. Drury’s Alex Reinbrecht touched the wall second with a 4:26.08 and close behind him was UINDY’s Vitor Botana who finished third for the bronze in a 4:26.25.

In the women’s 100 backstroke Truman State swept the podium. Evyn Spencer won the event with a 54.95. Her teammates Alison Strickler came in second (56.00) and Hannah Nicks came in third with a 56.39.

Missouri-SL’s Diogo Dias won the men’s 100 backstroke with a 49.33. Drury took second and third in the event with Ramiro Olivares coming in at a 49.40 for the silver and Aidan Glynn touching the wall with a 49.90 for the bronze.

Zuzanna Chwadeczko won the women’s 100 breastroke with a 1:02.33. UINDY came in second and third in the event. Michelle Mikaelsson took silver with with a 1:04.62 and her teammate Karolina Szymaszek came in for a close third with a 1:04.74.

Missouri S&T’s Miguel Chavez won the men’s 100 breastroke tonight with a 54.30. With this time Chavez broke the previous GLVC record of 54.40. Bartosz Zarzecki touched the wall second with a 54.87 and Drury’s Andrea Bazzoli took bronze (54.90).

Drury’s Gretchen Stein, who also won the 400 IM, won the women’s 200 butterfly with a 2:04.21. William Jewell’s Haley Ramsey finished right behind Stein for second in a 2:04.70 and Ashley Sturman from Drury finished in third with a 2:05.60.

In the men’s 200 butterfly, Truman’s Will Shanel won the event in a 1:47.27. With this time he broke the previous GLVC record of 1:47.80. Caleb Hathaway of Missouri S&T came in second with a 1:49.25. David Wong of Drury, came in third with a 1:50.53. (1:50.16).

In the women’s 800 freestyle relay Truman State took the win. Their team of Spencer (1:53.12), Jasmine Roghair (1:53.39), Emma Barnett (1:53.61) and Nikki Sisson (1:49.14) went a 7:29.26 for the win. Drury came in second (7:31.68) with the team of Megan Ouhl (1:53.41), Gretchen Stein (1:52.31), Laura Brasier (1:55.22) and Sarah Pullen (1:50.74). William Jewell went a 7:39.99 for third with Maddie Allen (1:56.16), Paige Meredith (1:54.31), Shea Marcinski (1:53.90) and Alex Millhuff (1:55.62).

Missouri S&T won the men’s 800 free relay. The team of Kevin McPherson (1:40.86), Jonathan Glaser (1:37.07), Eirik Nielsen (1:38.52) and Keith Sponsler (1:36.61) went a 6:33.06 for the win. UINDY came in second (6:37.39) with Sebastian Konnaris (1:40.04), Marius Bornkessel (1:38.93), Vitor Botana (1:39.32) and Rodrigo Cordo Berti (1:39.10). Truman came in third with the team of Sam Heveroh (1:39.57), Neil Girmus (1:39.59), Will Shanel (1:40.65) and Alec Morgan (1:40.97) for a 6:40.78.

Men’s Scores

1. Missouri S&T 585.5
2. Drury University 568.5
3. University of Indianapolis 531
4. Truman State University 324
5. Lewis University 298
6. William Jewell College 272
7. University of Missouri-SL 202
8. Bellarmine University 103
9. MaryVIlle University 34

Women’s Scores

1. Drury University 720
2. Truman State University 667.5
3. University if Indianapolis 434
4. William Jewell College 345
5. Lewis University 247
6. Bellarmine University 168
7. Maryville University 127
8. Quincy University 106.5
9. University of Missouri-SL 92

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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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