Wheaton Has Strong Showing in Friday Prelims

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Day two preliminaries of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin started with the 400-yard individual medley.

In the women’s event, Wheaton’s Katie Deysher set the pace. The senior posted a time of 4:29.86. Nicole Eklund of Wheaton was second.

In the men’s heats, Will McCauley of Wheaton was first in 4:04.68. Carthage’s Nick Sall touched second.

Wheaton’s Kirsty Nitz was first in the women’s 100-yard butterfly with a time of 55.45. In the men’s prelim, Rose-Hulman’s Orion Martin touched first with a time of 48.92.

In the 200-yard freestyle, Illinois-Wesleyan’s Meg Stanley touched first with a time of 1:57.02. Carthage’s Chris Russo set the pace for the men, touching in 1:39.82.

Erin Bagley of Wheaton posted the morning’s top time in the 100-yard breaststroke. She touched in 1:04.91. In the men’s heat, Chris Riordan of Carthage touched first with a time of 57.47.

In the 100-yard backstroke, Ellie Hong of Rose-Hulman posted the fastest morning time. She touched in 56.82. Wheaton freshman Chris Szymczak was first for the men with a time of 49.41.

Finals will begin at 6 p.m. It will feature the individual event finals, and also the men’s and women’s 800-yard freestyle relay and 200-yard medley relay.

 

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Peter Baugh is a freshman at the University of Missouri and is the assistant sports editor for the Maneater, Mizzou's student run newspaper. He swam and played baseball in high school. He is a two time finalist in the National Scholastic Press Association Sports Story of the Year contest and was named the SSP Journalist of the Year for the St. Louis area. He served as co editor-in-chief for his high school newspaper, The Globe, and also worked for the St. Louis American newspaper.

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