BROWN DEER, Wisconsin, February 17. UNIVERSITY of Wisconsin-La Crosse took the lead following the second of three days of competition at the 2012 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Women's Swimming and Diving Championship at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center on Feb. 17.
The Eagles have compiled 603 points in the championship, while UW-Eau Claire, the leader after the first day, is in second with 492. Two-time defending champion UW-Stevens Point is third with 490, UW-Whitewater fourth with 276, UW-Oshkosh fifth with 171 and UW-River Falls sixth with 113.
UW-La Crosse's Danielle Ellingson claimed the 100-yard breaststroke with a conference meet record time of 1:03.04, while Andrea Kolitsch produced a conference meet record time of 57.30 en route to winning the 100-yard butterfly. Abby Diehl secured the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:54.04 and Brooke Reynolds earned the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.34. Tessa Kahring was victorious in the one-meter diving competition with a score of 427.15.
Ellingson was also a member of the first-place 800-yard freestyle and 200-yard medley relay teams. She teamed with Diehl, Andrea Teske and Grace Jarzemsky to produce a time of 7:38.84 in the 800-yard freestyle relay. Kolitsch, Reynolds and Erica O'Neill joined Ellingson with a time of 1:44.20 in the 200-yard medley relay.
UW-La Crosse's Andrea Kolitsch won the 100-yard butterfly with a conference meet record performance of 57.30. She was also a member of the victorious 200-yard medley relay team that posted a time of 1:44.20. Brooke Reynolds, Danielle Ellingson and Erica O'Neill completed the foursome.
UW-Eau Claire's Nicole Dorvinen won the 400-yard individual medley for the third straight season with a time of 4:27.58. She is the third individual in WIAC listings to win the event three consecutive years, joining UW-Stevens Point's Nan Werdin (1991-93) and UW-Eau Claire's Brianna Crowley (1999-2001).
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point expanded its margin following the second of three days of competition at the 2012 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Men's Swimming and Diving Championship at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center on Feb. 17.
The Pointers, who have claimed 12 straight league titles, have compiled 565 points to top UW-La Crosse's second-place total of 419. UW-Whitewater is third with 380, UW-Eau Claire fourth with 339, UW-Oshkosh fifth with 175 and UW-River Falls sixth with 122.
UW-Stevens Point's Joey Clapp claimed the 100-yard backstroke for the second straight year with a time of 51.12. He was also a member of the triumphant 200-yard medley relay squad that produced a conference meet record time of 1:30.57. Ian Girdley, Alex Loftus and Ryan Farmer completed the foursome.
The Pointers also won the 800-yard freestyle relay as Farmer, Sam Davy, Daniel Lynam and Luuk Dekkers had a time of 6:51.90.
UW-Eau Claire's Alex Card won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 56.12, while UW-La Crosse's Garrett Runing captured the 200-yard freestyle witha time of 1:41.75. UW-Oshkosh's Dalton Anderson produced a first-place time of 49.90 in the 100-yard butterfly and UW-Whitewater's John Devroy secured the 400-yard individual medley with a timeof 4:05.98. Devroy is the first Warhawk in program history to win the event.
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