Wheaton Impresses At Day Three Prelims of CCIW

Photo Courtesy: Hayley Good

The final day of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) began with morning preliminary races.

In the women’s 200-yard backstroke, Rose-Hulman’s Ellie Hong set the pace with a time of 2:02.10. Wheaton’s Chris Szymczak took first in the men’s prelims with a time of 1:49.43.

Wheaton’s Kirsty Nitz touched first in the women’s 100-yard freestyle with a time of 51.18. A Wheaton swimmer also took first in the men’s event. Jack O’Connor touched in 45.33.

In the women’s 200-yard breaststroke, Katie Deysher of Wheaton touched in 2:22.67. Elliot Penson, also of Wheaton, set the pace for the men. The senior touched in 2:04.20.

Milikin’s Caroline Lodovisi took the top spot in the 200-yard butterfly. The freshman touched in 2:13.25. Sophomore Chris Dingfield was first in the men’s race with a time of 1:51.09. Dingfield represents Wheaton.

Carthage currently leads the men’s meet. Wheaton is ahead of all women’s teams.


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Author: Peter Baugh

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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