2016 MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, February 24 – Saturday, February 27
- Cooper Pool, Bowling Green, OH (Eastern Time Zone)
- Prelims 11 AM / Finals 7 PM
- Defending Champion: Akron (2x) (results)
- Live Stream (Thursday-Saturday, ESPN3)
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- Saturday’s Results
- Jess Powers 16:24.91
- Hannah Miller 16:38.01
- Nicole Swartz 16:49.11
500 free champion, Powers continued to showcase her skills dominating the 1650 free, finishing in NCAA ‘B-cut’ time of 16:24.91. Her teammate Miller, who was 5th at last years championships, touched the pads next, giving Buffalo a 1-2 finish in the event.
- Ludwika Szynal 1:53.12
- Laura Dawson 1:56.70
- Ashley Niznik 1:57.88
Szynal of Akron set tone in the 200 back, taking both victories in the backstroke events this weekend. She won the event by more than 3 seconds in a NCAA ‘B-cut’, improving on her time done at last years championships (1:57.25), where she placed 2nd in this event. Her teammate Laura Savariau, who was the defending champion, placed 8th in the A final in 2:00.43.
- Megan Burns 48.67
- Ragen Engel 49.50
- Mary Kate Maclean 49.72
Buffalo took another victory on the session, when sprint specialist Burns defended her title, broke the 49 second barrier, and won the event in NCAA ‘B-cut’ time. Akron freshman, Engel made an impact at her first collegiate conference, placing 2nd in an impressive NCAA ‘B-cut’ time of 49.50. Maclean of Eastern Michigan improved on her results from last year, when she won the B final in 50.50. This year, she not only made it into the A final, but made it to the podium.
- Daniela Carrillo 2:10.60
- Paloma Marrero 2:13.43
- Stephanie Lemire 2:14.14
After being out touched for a 3rd place finish in the 100 breast, Carrillo set the bar high in the 200 breast, winning the event way ahead of the field in NCAA ‘B-cut’ time of 2:10.60. Last year, it was Marrero who clinched the title in a time of 2:13.34, this year she was just a few seconds shy of that time but ended up with a 2nd place. Lemire was also just off of her time from last year (2:13.80), that gave her a 2nd place finish, to claim the 3rd place spot this year.
- Erin Seiler 1:57.86
- Jordan Bullock 2:00.70
- Clarice Daniel 2:01.24
Seiler garnered more first place points for the Zips, after winning the 100 fly on day 3, she returned to the pool to dominate the 200. She took almost 2 seconds off of her 3rd place time from the 2015 championships (1:59.26) to swim NCAA ‘B-cut’ time and just missed the meet record time of 1:57.70.
- Pei Lin 406.00
- Alice Hottensmith 303.75
- Rebecce Deacon 301.65
1m champion of Miami won on the 3m board in dominating fashion, finishing more than 100 points ahead of 2nd place finisher, and in a new conference record, smashing her previous record she set in preliminaries (398.95).
400 Free Relay
- Akron 3:19.54
- Buffalo 3:20.71
- Bowling Green & Eastern Michigan 3:21.53
Although Akron had 3 swimmers in the A final of the 100 free, Engel was the only finalist to swim the final relay. The A team of Engel (50.13), Niznik (49.96), Sadie Fazekas (49.60) and Madison Myers (49.85) clocked in in 3:19.54, just shy of the conference record time of 3:19.37.