Wheaton, Rose-Hulman Start Fast At CCIW Champs

Photo Courtesy: Rose-Hulman Athletics

After one day of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Championships in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, the Wheaton women and Rose-Hulman men stand atop the team standings.

On the women’s side, Wheaton leads with 263 points. Carthage is in second. Rose-Hulman has 300 points on the men’s side, and Carthage is in second.

The evening started with the women’s 200-yard freestyle relay. The Wheaton team of Sarah Coley, Hannah Rueger, Sarah Oldach and Kirsty Nitz touched in 1:35.44 to win by over two seconds. Carthage won the men’s race by only three-hundredths of a second over Rose-Hulman. The team of James Weslaski, James Hasbrouck, Chris Russo and Lee Hollman touched first in 1:22.92.

In the women’s 500-yard freestyle relay, Illinois-Wesleyan captured the top two spots. Meg Stanley finished in first with a time of 4:55.17 and Lauren Dineen-Griffin was second with a time of 5:01.18. Carthage’s Hannah Skendziel was third in 5:15.33.

On the men’s side, Wheaton swimmers took first and third place. Will McCauley won in 4:32.08, Rose-Hulman’s Paul Hintz was second with a time of 4:41.47 and Daniel Deysher was third, touching in 4:41.71.

The Wheaton women were dominant in the 200-yard individual medley, taking the top three spots. Katie Deysher took first in 2:06.03, Erin Bagley was second and Kayla Roberson was third.

Augustana’s Jared Ekberg took first in the men’s 200-yard individual medley. The freshman posted a time of 1:51.67. Weslaski was second and Wheaton’s Chris Szymczak was third.

Illinois-Wesleyan had a strong showing in the 50-yard freestyle. The school had individual swimmers take first and third place. Kirsten Slaughter won in 23.33 and Lisa Cheng was third in 24.26. Ellie Hong of Rose-Hulman was second.

In the men’s race, Wheaton’s Jack O’Connor brought home the win in 20.51. Illinois-Wesleyan’s Vic Lugg was second and Rose-Hulman’s Pierce Bartine touched third.

The night ended with the men’s and women’s 400-yard medley relay. Wheaton won the women’s race by over 11 seconds, posting a time of 3:45.39. In the men’s race, Wheaton was also victorious. They won with a time of 3:19.80.

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Carly Barker
8 years ago

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