CCIW Conference Championships Preview

Wheaton College 2015 Swimming Invitational, Friday Prelims, December 4, 2015
Photo Courtesy: Michael Hudson

The College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Championships (CCIW) will take place from Feb. 11 to Feb. 13 at Pleasant Prairie RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. Augustana, Carthage, Illinois Wesleyan, Millikin, North Central, Rose-Hulman and Wheaton will all compete at the meet.

One swimmer to watch at the meet is Wheaton’s Erin Bagley. The junior is seeded first in the 200-yard individual medley (2:04.69) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.04). She is also seeded third in the 50-yard freestyle (24.21), 100-yard butterfly (57.91) and 100-yard backstroke (1:00.13) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:27.73).

Rose-Hulman’s Orion Martin is expected to have a big meet on the men’s side. The senior is seeded first in the 100-yard butterfly (48.00), 200-yard freestyle (1:39.70), 100-yard freestyle (44.92) and the 200-yard butterfly (1:47.73).

The Wheaton’s men’s team will look for a strong meet from Elliot Penson. Penson is seeded first in the 200-yard individual medley (1:54.86), 100-yard breaststroke (57.25) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:03.24).

Wheaton is seeded first in most relays. They have the top pre-meet time in the women’s 200-yard freestyle relay (1:36.69), women’s 400-yard medley relay (3:50.14), men’s 400-yard medley relay (3:22.28), women’s 200-yard medley relay (1:45.71), men’s 200-yard medley relay (1:31.53) and women’s 400-yard freestyle relay (3:32.31).

Wheaton is the 18th ranked Division III men’s team and are seeded 11th on the women’s side.