2020 Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships Day 3: Grace Shinske Picks Up Double Victory

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The Oakland University team cheering. Photo Courtesy: Oakland University Athletics / Jose Juarez

2020 Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships

Rochester, Michigan 2020

The 2020 Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships continued on Friday evening with the 100 fly, 400 IM, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, 400 medley relay and women’s 1-meter diving event. This meet is taking place at the Oakland University Aquatics Center in Rochester, Michigan.

Grace Shinske won both the 100 fly and the 100 back, while Oakland’s team broke the Horizon League Championship record in the women’s 400 medley relay. Oakland leads by a large margin on both the men’s and women’s sides.

2020 Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships Details:

Team Scores after Day 3:

Women:

  1. Oakland University (642.5)
  2. Cleveland State (416)
  3. IUPUI (372)
  4. UIC (307)
  5. Milwaukee Panthers (254.5)
  6. University of Wisconsin Green Bay (195)
  7. Youngstown State (195)

Men:

  1. Oakland University (579)
  2. Cleveland State University (447)
  3. UIC (343)
  4. IUPUI (310.5)
  5. University of Wisconsin Green Bay (257)
  6. Milwaukee Panthers (217.5)
  7. Youngstown State (73)

Women’s 100 Fly

The Oakland University duo of Grace Shinske (53.45) and Susan LaGrand (53.58) took home first and second place honours respectively. UIC’s Lilly Culp finished in third position with a time of 54.97, followed by Green Bay’s Anna Liu (55.45) and IUPUI’s Lauren Thompson (55.91). Milwaukee teammates Bella Passamani (56.03) and Molly Meland (56.74) took sixth and seventh place respectively. Cleveland State’s Shaw Barney finished in eighth with a time of 56.83.

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Men’s 100 Fly

Cleveland State senior Dominic Poletta won his second individual title of the meet, taking home the win in a time of 46.55. Oakland teammates Mack Flowers (47.08) and Colton Phelps (47.25) finished in second and third respectively. Cleveland State’s Matthew Martin took fourth place in a time of 47.96, while Green Bay’s Benjamin Redman finished fifth (48.22). Milwaukee’s Patrick Kelley came in sixth (48.37), followed by Cleveland’s DJ Arslanian (48.42) and Milwaukee’s Jasper Appleton (49.02).

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Women’s 400 IM

Oakland’s Kiera Brough took home the victory with a time of 4:21.73, with Cleveland State’s Agnes Bahr taking second place honours (4:25.47). Rachel Boodt of Oakland finished in third place with a time of 4:26.59, while Giulia Guerra Montes of Milwaukee finished fourth (4:27.33). Oakland’s Sonya Zubenko finished in fifth place in 4:28.97, followed by Youngstown’s Aida Jurinovics (4:30.56), and Cleveland teammates Sule Van Der Merwe (4:31.59) and Hannah Cooper (4:32.25).

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Men’s 400 IM

Cleveland State’s Timmy Kubacki established himself as the king of the IMs as he completed the 200 IM – 400 IM double. He won the 400 IM in a time of 3:50.53. Oakland’s Andrew Bernsdorf took runner up honours in a time of 3:52.82, while Kyle Lewarchick of UIC finished third in a time of 3:54.56. IUPUI’s Jason Harary took fourth place in a time of 3:55.08, while Oakland’s Ian Allen came fifth (3:56.18). Green Bay’s Daniel Frederick finished in sixth with a time of 3:57.04, followed by Nicholas Dibley of IUPUI (3:57.26) and Oakland’s Michael VanCoppenolle (4:03.82).

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Women’s 200 Free

Oakland’s Emily Aycock nabbed the victory to dip below 1:50 with a time of 1:49.63. Cleveland’s Gabriella Marinelli finished in second place with a time of 1:50.30, closely followed to the wall by Oakland’s Sohvi Nenonen (1:50.95). In fourth place was Meagan Ronci of IUPUI with a time of 1:51.05, followed by her teammate Maggie Hatfield (1:51.13). Oakland’s Katie Colwell finished in sixth place with a time of 1:52.14, while Rachel Contich of Cleveland came in seventh with a time of 1:52.52. IUPUI’s Andrea Hanas rounded out the championship final with a time of 1:53.29.

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Men’s 200 Free

Oakland University captured the top three spots on the podium with a stunning 1-2-3 finish from Rudy Aguilar-Fernandez (1:36.79), Danylo Hrebelnyi (1:37.44) and Ben Davis (1:37.73). Milwaukee’s Danny Larson took fourth place honours with a time of 1:37.96, while IUPUI’s Jackson Sandala finished in fifth place in 1:38.88. UIC’s Jacob Cunningham finished in sixth with a time of 1:39.54, followed by Cleveland’s Nathan Eberhardt (1:39.95) and UIC’s Josh Dellorto (1:40.91).

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Women’s 100 Breast

Oakland University’s Sydney McDowell took top honours with a time of 1:00.81. Green Bay’s Emilie Boll finished in second place with a time of 1:00.97, while Oakland’s Taylor Bailey finished in third place in 1:02.45. Cleveland teammates Alana Cartwright (1:03.31) and Libby Smith (1:03.63) took fourth place and fifth place respectively. IUPUI’s Aubrey Wing finished in sixth position with a time of 1:03.91, followed to the wall by Cleveland’s Gracyn McQueary (1:04.94) and Youngstown’s Tiphaine Saint Gilles (1:05.10).

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Men’s 100 Breast

Oakland University got a thrilling 1-2 finish, with Ryan Geheb taking home the win in 53.25, closely followed to the wall by his teammate Christian Bart (53.29). Green Bay’s Maxwell Boehnlein took third place honours with a time of 54.06. Cleveland’s Jack Krusinski nabbed fourth place in 55.05, while his teammate Tyler Stevenson finished fifth in 55.13. UIC’s Ben Gabbey came sixth in 55.53, while Oakland’s Tarek Aboelenin finished in seventh (55.95). Sam Hahs of IUPUI rounded out the top eight with a time of 55.98.

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Women’s 100 Back

Oakland’s Grace Shinske picked up her second victory of the night, winning the 100 back by over a second over her closest rival in a time of 53.66. IUPUI teammates Lauren Thompson (55.28) and Eline Van den Bossche (55.70) took second and third place respectively. Milwaukee’s Riley Melendy came in fourth with a time of 56.39, while UIC’s Anna Scovill came fifth in 56.80. Chuchu Yang of Cleveland touched sixth in a time of 56.94, followed by IUPUI’s Catrionna Bruce (57.09) and Milwaukee’s Molly Meland (58.20).

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Men’s 100 Back

Cleveland’s Dominik Niedzialek won a tight fought race to touch the wall in a time of 47.47. One one-hundredth behind, Oakland’s Marko Khotynetskyi came second in a time of 47.48, followed by his teammate Will Barton (48.19). UIC’s Daniel Sivak finished in fourth position in a time of 48.31, while Oakland’s William Gayne finished in fifth at 48.68. IUPUI’s Riley Lohse came sixth in 48.97, while his teammate Nick Hanas finished seventh in 49.71. Cleveland’s Matthew Martin (49.92)  rounded out the top eight swimmers.

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Women’s 400 Medley Relay

Oakland University broke the Horizon League Championship record and picked up yet another relay victory with their squad of Grace Shinske, Sydney McDowell, Susan LaGrand and Katie Colwell. They touched the wall in a time of 3:38.59, almost a second better than the existing record. Cleveland State’s team took runner-up honours in a time of 3:46.28. IUPUI finished close behind in third position in a time of 3:46.75.

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Men’s 400 Medley Relay

Oakland University took home top honours as their quartet of Marko Khotynetskyi, Ryan Geheb, Mack Flowers and Christian Bart finished in a time of 3:10.91. The team from Cleveland State finished in second place in a time of 3:15.54. Green Bay’s team took home third place in a time of 3:16.60.

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Women’s 1-Meter Diving

Mckenzie Sanchez of Milwaukee nabbed the victory with a score of 268.65. Cyndey Liebenberg finished in second place with a score of 266.90. Rylee Dahlman of IUPUI finished in third position with a score of 248.30. She was followed by Oakland’s Bernie Turchi who scored 247.55 and Cleveland’s Emma Kerro (244.55).

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The 2020 Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships continues tomorrow at the Oakland University Aquatics Center.