Oakland Men Win 37th Conference Title and Women 22nd on the Final Day of Horizon Leagues

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Oakland men win their 37th consecutive conference title and their women their 22nd. Oakland women sweep the 200 breast going 1,2,3,6. The Halverson brothers from Milwaukee go one two in their senior year 1650 as Brie Hines breaks the Horizon League record in the 1650.

Women’s 1650
Brie Hines from UIC broke the previous 1650 record in a time of 16:34.75, this is her second individual win of the meet and her second Horizon League record of the meet. Natalie Johnson from Milwaukee finished second in 16:53.83 and Krissy Harmon from Oakland finished in third at 17:01.46.

Men’s 1650
The Halverson brothers, both seniors from Milwaukee, finished first and second at their last college swim meet. Tim Halverson won in 15:43.03 and Nicholas Halverson finished second in 15:46.47. Tanner Alms from UIC finished third in 15:47.44.

Women’s 200 Back
Oakland’s Patricia Aschan won her third individual title by winning in a time of 1:58.74 while Oakland’s Hannah Burgess comes back from placing 7th in the women’s mile and getting second in 2:00.70. Viktoria Orosz from Youngstown State finishes in third at 2:00.90.

Men’s 200 Back
Mitchell Stover from Wright State also won his third individual event and just missed the meet record with a time of 1:44.10. Tommi Wolst from Cleveland State finished second in 1:46.75 and Oakland’s John Ferrara finished third in 1:47.05.

Women’s 100 Free
Holly Morren from Oakland set the Horizon League record this morning and rebroke it at finals by winning in a time of 49.71. Amanda Siehs from Milwaukee finished second in 50.12 and Nikki Flynn from Oakland finished third in 50.29.

Men’s 100 Free
Cleveland State’s Phillipp Sikatzki won in 43.22, his third individual win of the meet. Oakland then took two and three with Paul Huch finishing second at 44.09 and Andrew Binder in third at 44.72.

Women’s 200 Breast
Oakland swept the event by going one two three. Rachel Waite, who won and broke the Horizon League record in the 100 breast last night, won in 2:13.91. Takara Martin finished second in 2:15.41 and Melissa VanderMeulen finished third in 2:15.62.
Men’s 200 Breast

Devon Nowicki from Oakland won and broke the Horizon League record in the 100 breast last night won the 200 tonight with a time of 1:55.66. Hrafn Traustason also from Oakland finished second with a time of 1:59.65 and Sebastian Koller from Wright State finished third at 1:59.65.

Women’s 200 Fly
Emily Hayhow from Wright State broke the Horizon League record last night in the 100 fly and again tonight in the 200 fly. Her time of 1:59.14 won and broke the previous record of 1:59.26. Molly McNamara from Cleveland State placed second at 1:59.71 and Haley Lucas from Green Bay finished third in 2:02.59.

Men’s 200 Fly
Szymon Golczyk from Cleveland State won in 1:45.41 and Mitchell Alters from Oakland finished second in 1:47.91, both earning NCAA B cuts. Matthew Dassow from Wright State finished third in 1:48.83.

Women’s 3m Diving
Milwaukee’s Rachel Margis won with a score of 316.90 and Kyah Fleckner from Wright State finished second with 286.35, both a D1 A score. Bec Stafford from Youngstown State finished third with 276.60

Women’s 400 Free Relay
The team of Morren, Amber Lelfer, Aschan and Flynn from Oakland won the event and set the new Horizon League record at 3:21.03. THe team from Milwaukee, Danielle Kudis, Shelby Rozeboom, Natalie Johnson and Amanda Siehs, finished second in 3:23.86. Racheal Weiland, Sephanie Garvin, Janna Check and Claire Friederick from Green Bay finished third at 3:26.97.

Men’s 400 Free Relay
Oakland’s Huch, Binder, Jeremiah Morren and Nowicki won the event and set the new meet record at 2:54.40, all the splits were 43.92 or faster, the fastest being 42.90 from Nowicki. Wright State finished second, the team of Stover, Clement Quilliec, Wiehan Boshoff and Lucas Osgood swam a time of 3:00.47. T.Halverson, Tanner Nimke, Erik Wahlgren and Nicholas Menninga from Milwaukee finished third in 3:02.51.

Special Awards
Male Freshman of the Meet- Devon Nowicki, Oakland
Female Freshman of the Meet-Molly McNamara, Cleveland State
Male Diver of the Meet-Stirling Fordam, Oakland
Female Diver of the Meet-Rachel Margis, Milwaukee
Male Swimmer of the Meet- Philipp Sikatzki, Cleveland State
Female Swimmer of the Meet-Patricia Aschan, Oakland
Male Athlete of the Meet-Philipp Sikatzki, Cleveland State
Female Athlete of the Meet- Patricia Aschan, Oakland
Men’s Diving Coach of the Year- Larry Albright, Oakland
Female Diving Coach of the Year-Todd Hill, Milwaukee
Men’s Coach of the Year-Paul Graham, Cleveland State
Women’s Coach of the Year-Kyle Oaks, Wright State

Team Scores

Women
Oakland-827.50
Milwaukee-628.50
Wright State-428
Green Bay-401.50
UIC-400
Youngstown State-353
Cleveland State-350.50
Valpo-94

Men
Oakland-840
Cleveland State-597.50
Wright State-585
UIC-399
Milwaukee-382.50
Green Bay-366
Valpo-153

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Author: Katlynn Emaus

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Katlynn Emaus is a freshman at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan and is currently studying pre-physical therapy. Before swimming at Oakland, a NCAA Division I college, she trained with the Rapid Area YMCA Swimmers for 10 years. She also competed in pole vault in high school.

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