Vinyard Reset Women’s 200 Butterfly RMAC Record During Day Three Finals

Photo Courtesy: Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

By Delaney Lanker, Swimming World College Intern

The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships day three finals took place tonight in Grand Junction, CO. The women’s 200 butterfly RMAC record was broken again tonight. The women’s 500 free and men’s 100 backstroke RMAC records we broken as well.

Women’s Meet

Lindenwood’s winner of both the 1000 freestyle and 400 IM, Alecia McGillivray, also took gold the 500 freestyle tonight in the time of 4:56.13.With this time she also broke the previous RMAC record of 4:58.35. Right behind her was Cal Baptist’s Christie Halverson came in for the silver with a 4:56.74 and Kyleigh Troxel of Lindenwood touched third for the bronze (5:03.91).

Mary Saiz won the women’s 100 backstroke with a 55.94, besting her time from this morning. It was a race for silver with Colorado School of Mines, Claire Collier coming in second with a 57.24 and Cal Baptist’s Andrea Lane finishing third in a 57.34.

Alena Rumiantceva (1:02.95) won the women’s 100 breaststroke in finals tonight. Ewa Dymarek of Lindenwood came in second with a 1:03.15 and Cal Baptist’s Robin Smallwood came in third for the bronze with a 1:03.92.

After Courtney Chacon of Cal Baptist broke the women’s 200 butterfly RMAC record this morning in the time of 2:04.39, Hannah Vinyard of Lindenwood reset the record tonight. Vinyard won the event in the time of 2:02.93. Chacon came in second, still besting her time from this morning with a 2:03.77. Mesa’s Eryn Leonard finished in third with a 2:03.99.

Men’s Meet

Sam Bryant of Colorado Mesa, who won the 1000 free and 400 IM, won the men’s 500 freestyle with a time of 4:29.09. Cal Baptist’s Robert Griffith came in second place with a 4:31.00 and Lindenwood’s Sylwester Borowicz Skoneczny came in third with a 4:32.67.

Mesa’s Justin Hastings won the men’s 100 backstroke in the time of 47.88. With this time Hastings broke the previous RMAC record of 47.91. Lindenwood’s Krzysztof Jankiewicz took the silver in a 47.95 and Colorado School of Mines’ Justin Dearden finished third (50.78).

Lindenwood’s Mateusz Pacholczyk won the men’s 100 breaststroke tonight with a 54.44. Mesa’s Josh Bedford came in second going a 55.90. Joey Martin of Lindenwood came in third with a 56.58.

Cal Baptist swept the podium in the men’s 200 butterfly tonight. Joshua Hanson, winner of the 200 IM, took the gold with with a 1:48.93. Jean Monteagudo finished in second with a 1:49.00 and Chris Sands came in third with a 1:50.42.

All finals results available on Meet Mobile.

Women’s Scores

1. California Baptist University 765
2. Lindenwood University 728.5
3. Colorado Mesa University 481.5
4. Western State University 319
5. Colorado School of Mines 281
6. Colorado State University-Pueblo 198
7. Adams Sate University 163
8. University of Nebraska Kearney 98

Men’s Scores

1. Lindenwood University 662
2. California Baptist University 647
3. Colorado Mesa University 643
4. Colorado School of Mines 320
5. Adams State University 120

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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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