2019 Mid-American Conference Day 3 Recap: EMU’s Duncan Makes History

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

By Jamie Kolar, Swimming World College Intern. 

Night three of the 2019 Mid-American Conference was well underway in Ocasek Natatorium, with Akron pulling ahead of the competition by a comfortable amount. The day’s events consisted of the  400 IM, 100 Fly, 200 Free, 100 Breast, 100 Back and the 400 Medley Relay as well as 3-meter diving. The most significant accolade of the night was Eastern Michigan’s Delaney Duncan, who is the only women in conference history to win the 100 breast four years in a row.

Day 3 results 

Team Scores: 

Akron 564

Eastern Michigan 368

University at Buffalo 339

Miami 320

Ohio 271

Bowling Green 209

Toledo 124

Ball State 122

400 IM

Olivia Sapio of Buffalo touched first with a time 4:14.11. Jackie Pash of Akron was second with a time of 4:14.15 and Hannah Schlegel of Ohio touched closely behind with a time of 4:14.56. Brittney Beetcher of Buffalo was fourth with a time of 4:15.05. Sam Glass of Ohio was fifth with a time of 4:17.85 and sixth was Jessica Bonezzi of Akron (4:18.10). Hannah Fuchs of Miami was seventh with a time of 4:19.71 and Mackenzie Vargas of Akron rounded out the top eight with a time of 4:21.18

100 Fly

Sarah Watson of Akron, set a new MAC and program record with a time of 51.94. Paulina Nogaj of Akron was second with a time 52.34, followed closely by Corrin Van Lanen of Ohio (53.07) and Andrea Ernst of Buffalo (53.46). Kendra Sheehan of Ohio touched fifth with a time of 54.16 and Morgan Waggoner of Akron touched sixth with a time of 54.38. Kayleigh Cannon of Miami was seventh with a time of 54.41 and in eighth was Eduarda Sales of Toledo with a time of 54.86.

200 Free

Camila Lins de Mello of Miami broke a school and the meet records as she became the 200 free MAC Champion. Her teammate Ella Moynihan of Miami followed closely (1:45.71). In third was Sofia Henell of Akron (1:46.76) followed by Ragen Engle of Akron(1:47.11) and Avery Movold of Akron (1:47.89). Alyssa Shugarman of Eastern Michigan (1:48.54), Katie Burns of Buffalo (1:49.27) and Ellie Nebraska of Akron (1:49.53) rounded out the top eight.

100 Breast

Delaney Duncan of Eastern Michigan touched first (58.25) and is the only women in conference history to win the 100 breast four years in a row. Paula Garcia of Akron was second (1:01.01) and Kelsey Morgan of Ohio was third in a time of 1:01.04. Eli Machado of Eastern Michigan was a close fourth (1:01.29) followed by Andrea Fischer of Akron (1:01.57) and Emilia Lahtinen of Ohio (1:01.64). Anna Vitolins of Buffalo (1:01.90) and Anna Martin of Miami (1:02.10) were seventh and eighth respectively.

100 Back

Sadie Fazekas of Akron won the event with a MAC and Akron program record breaking time of 52.10. Casey Gavigan of Eastern Michigan (52.87) and Daisy Platts of Bowling Green (53.18) rounded out the top three. Claire Young of Eastern Michigan touched with a time of 53.19 and she was succeed by Izzy Herb of Miami (53.65) and Nicole Roitenberg of Buffalo (54.16). Maureen O’Shullivan of Toledo (55.40) and Lauren Sullivan of Bowling Green (55.83) rounded out the top eight.

400 Medley Relay

Akron came out victorious once again with a new MAC and program record with a time of 3:33.43. Their record breaking relay team was made up by Sadie Fazekas, Paula Garcia, Paulina Nogaj and Sarah Watson. Eastern Michigan touched second with a time of 3:37.01 and Ohio touched third with a time of 3:40.08.

3-Meter Diving

Talisa Lemke of Bowling Green finished first with score of 302.10. Jae Sarkis of Buffalo followed with a score of 297.70 and Kami Goodrick of Akron rounded out the top three with a score of 284.30. Bethany Berger of Eastern Michigan (276.65), Gabrielle Mace of Eastern Michigan (272.30), Karly Crail of Akron (270.65), Brielle Johnston of Eastern Michigan (262.10) and Sophia Tsafantakis of Eastern Michigan (255.85) rounded out the top eight.

1 comment

  1. avatar
    Rick V

    What was the 200 free record time?!