2018 Women’s MAC Championship Day 3: Duncan Blast ‘A’ Cut 100 Breast

2018 WOMEN’S MAC CHAMPIONSHIPS

TEAM STANDINGS (DAY 3)

  1. Akron – 539.5
  2. EMU – 363.5
  3. Buffalo – 353
  4. Miami – 344
  5. Bowling Green – 247
  6. Toledo – 197
  7. Ohio  – 179
  8. Ball State – 116

On the 3rd day of the Women’s MAC Championship, EMU overtook Buffalo for 2nd in the team standings, however Akron expanded its lead fairly drastically. Delaney Duncan went the first NCAA ‘A’ cut of the meet, blasting a 58.37 in the 100 breast. That time comes in as the 4th fastest in the nation this year, even when taking into consideration the Pac 12 and Big 12 women’s meets this weekend. She shattered her own MAC and School records of 58.80, which she set in prelims. A low 58 will have an excellent chance of earning Duncan All-American status at the NCAAs in March.

Nicole Swartz of EMU broke the MAC meet record in the 400 IM, running down Akron’s Jackie Pash (4:14.98) on the final 50 to post a 4:14.08. Swartz split a speedy 56.43 on the free leg of the IM, compared to Pash’s 59.12, which was enough for Swartz to overtake Pash and finish nearly a second ahead of her. Swartz is a MAC distance start, so her ability to finish a 400 IM that fast, while still impressive, doesn’t come as a huge shock.

Sadie Fazekas won the 100 fly with her 2nd fastest times of the season, 52.79. Her best this season comes in at 52.70, whcih unfortunately sits just outside what it took to be invited to the NCAAs last year (52.52). Akron teammate and runner-up Paulina Nogaj has a season best of 52.32 however, which should be enough to get her to the NCAAs.

Maddie Myers won the 100 back with a season best of 52.77. That time came in .01 seconds under her previous season best of 52.78. Similar to Fazekas, Myers is just outside what it took to get an invite last year (52.65). She also barely missed the MAC record of 52.57, set last year by EMU alumni Alexis Mitcheltree.

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Don

Anyone know what Duncan’s breaststroke times going in as a freshman were?

Chris

104.3 in 100. Did not swim 200 until college.

swimmer

looks like RKB is back at it. Tight battle for 7th place going on tonight!

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