TOLEDO, Ohio, November 10. SOPHOMORE Megan Reissig broke her own record that she set last night in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:03.63 in a big win over the second-place Ohio University on Nov. 10. The Rockets came away with a 184-116 win, pushing their record to 7-1, 4-0 in the MAC.
“This was a good weekend for us overall with beating these two great MAC schools,” Head Coach Lars Jorgensen said. “I am really proud of the team. They competed well against two really good programs.”
The team of Reissig, juniors Kylie Gamelier and Shannon Hazelton and senior Leah Woodard started the meet of with a pool record in the 400-yard medley relay, coming in with a time of 3:50.19. In the second event of the afternoon, the 1650-yard freestyle, freshman Jacy Dyer came away with the win and a time of 17:12.89. In the 100-yard, Reissig, came in with her best time of the season at 57.39. Then in the 100-yard breaststroke Gamelier came in with a time of 1:06.04.
“We need to keep getting better for conference,” Jorgensen said. “There are a lot of areas that need improvements. We had new people stepping up for us today, which is good to see.”
Senior Leah Woodard broke the 50-yard freestyle NCAA ‘B’ standard again today with a time of 23.07, while she tied the record for the 100 freestyle with a time of 50.90. In the eleventh event, the 200 breaststroke, junior Amanda Breen came in first with a time of 2:21.78, while Dyer came in first in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:59.29. In the last two event, Reissig came away with the win in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:04.71, while in the 200 freestyle relay the team of seniors Liz Hinkleman, Brittany Dominique and Woodard and freshman Amanda Thomspon came in first with a time of 1:36.54.
UT swept the diving events. In the one-meter board, senior Megan McKinley came away in first with 282.82 points, her best total this year. Finishing out the top-three was senior Jill Reighard in second-place with 272.17 points, and freshman Brittany Teneyck in third-place with her best total this year, 264.22. In the three-meter board, McKinley came away with that win also, with 289.80 points, with Reighard in second (280.05) and Teneyck in third (209.29)
“Our divers are doing great,” Jorgensen said. “Marie is doing a good job in coaching them.”
The Rockets next meet will be on Friday-Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at Ypsilanti, MI for the Eastern Michigan Invitational.
Special thanks to Toledo for contributing this story.