Horizon League Championships Day 1 Recap: Oakland Men, Women Lead

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By Courtney Mykkanen, Swimming World College Intern.

The first session of the Horizon League Championships at IU Natatorium in Indianapolis featured the men’s and women’s 200 yard medley relay, 800 yard free relay, and men’s 3 meter diving.

Team scores after night 1:

Women

1) Oakland 80
2) Cleveland State 66
2) IUPUI 66
4) Milwaukee 58
4) Green Bay 58
6) Youngstown State 50
6) UIC 50

Men

1) Oakland 110
2) IUPUI 106
3) Cleveland State 98
4) Green Bay 71
5) UIC 65
6) Milwaukee 59

Women’s 200 yard medley relay

Oakland’s relay consisting of Grace Shinske, Sydney McDowell, Susan LaGrand, and Katie Colwell started off the night with a first-place finish in a time of 1:39.63, just .16 shy of the Horizon League record set by Oakland the previous year. Cleveland State (1:41.17 ) finished second, followed closely by IUPUI in third.

Men’s 200 yard medley relay

Oakland’s Paul Huch, Tony Eriksson, Mack Flowers, and Rudy Aguilar-Fernandez earned the first-place title, finishing with a time of 1:27.46. Cleveland State (1:28.24) finished in second, followed by Green Bay in third.

Women’s 800 yard freestyle relay

The second relay of the night was another exciting win for Oakland with the top 3 teams all within half a second. Oakland’s relay team consisting of Amber Lefler, Erin Donagan, Mady Cislo, and Susan LaGrand was in fourth-place at the 600 yard mark, but LaGrand blazed home in a 1:49.01 leading the team to a first place finish in a total time of 7:24.33. IUPUI came in second with a time of 7:24.69, followed by Cleveland State (7:24.78) not far behind.

Men’s 800 yard freestyle relay

Oakland’s relay team, consisting of Rudy Aguilar-Fernandez, William Gayne, Benjamin Davis, and Mack Flowers finished first with a new Horizon League Championship record (6:27.72). Cleveland State (6:35.05) finished in second, followed by IUPUI in third.

Men’s 3 mtr diving

IUPUI’s senior Krisztian Somhegyi earned first on the 3 Meter with an NCAA qualifying score of 352.40. Oakland senior Joe Smith was runner up with a score of 333.45.

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