Akron Extend Their Lead on Day 2 of MAC Champs

2016 MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

500 Free

  1. Jessica Powers 4:47.63
  2. Rebecca Detro 4:51.84
  3. Lauren Comer 4:53.16

Powers defended her title in the 500 free, dominating the event finishing in a time of 4:47.63, just off of her best time, but in NCAA ‘B-cut’ time of 4:47.63. This years 3rd place finisher from Toledo; Comer, improved her time from her 6th place finish last year (4:55.58). Ashley Drazkowski and Carly Jackson, who finished 2nd and 3rd at the 2015 MAC Championships, placed 7th and 5th respectively this year.

200 IM

  1. Madison Myers 1:58.98 (New Meet Record)
  2. Stephanie Lemire 2:00.80
  3. Paloma Marrero 2:01.06

Akron freshman Myers made an impact at her first collegiate conference, winning the event in NCAA ‘B-cut’ time and new meet record. Lemire of Miami Ohio and Marrero of Akron also swam NCAA ‘B-cut’ times along with 4th place finisher Grace Van Allen of Eastern Michigan (2:01.49).

50 Free

  1. Megan Burns 22.36
  2. Hannah Raspopovich 22.77
  3. Corrin Van Lanen 22.79

The 50 free A final was a close race with 6 of the 8 finalists making NCAA ‘B-cut’. Burns of the University of Buffalo, lead the way defending her title from last year, just missing the conference record of 22.24. Raspopovich took 2nd place again for the 2nd straight year, improving her time by 0.07 seconds.

200 Free Relay

  1. Akron 1:30.06 (New Meet Record)
  2. Buffalo 1:30.64
  3. Eastern Michigan 1:31.60

Three of Akron’s freshmen; Myers, Ragen Engel and Sadie Fazekas joined senior Raspopovich to swim a new meet record, breaking the 5-year old record of 1:30.30. Myers got the team off to a good start, swimming 23.09 from a flat start, Engel then continued the lead with a 22.47 and Raspopovich swam 3rd leg, clocking in in 22.39. Fazekas posted an impressive 22.11 to give Akron more first place points.

TEAM RANKINGS THROUGH EVENT 7

  1. University of Akron: 315.50
  2. University of Buffalo: 198
  3. Eastern Michigan University: 197.50
  4. Bowling Green State University: 160
  5. Miami University (Ohio): 147
  6. Ohio University: 130
  7. University of Toledo: 108
  8. Ball State University: 72

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Greg

Wow! A lot of great performances by many schools. Shout out to Coach Peresie and the Zips and Coach Bashor and the Bulls. Appears that at least these two schools will be in Atlanta. Keep it going!

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My name is Lani Cabrera and I’m from a small island in the Caribbean called Barbados. I am a senior on the swim team at Florida Gulf Coast University and I also swim for the Barbados National Team. I am studying Public Relations here at FGCU and I have always had …

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