Akron Women Take 8 of 10 Events in Tom Stubbs Relays


  • Complete results
  • Hosted by Bowling Green State University
  • Friday, September 30, 2016
  • 25 yards
  • Relay-only format

The University of Akron women toppled three meet records en route to winning 8 of a total 10 events at the annual Tom Stubbs Relays in Bowling Green, Ohio.

The team of Luka Szynal, Paloma Marrero Munoz, Ragen Engeland Sadie Fazekas took a meet record right out of the gate with 1:44.31 to win the women’s 200 medley. Engel’s sub-25 fly leg (24.92) made the difference in a narrow victory over Bowling Green (1:44.58).

Their other meet records came in the 3×100 backstroke relay, where Szynal, Laura Savariau, and Madison Myers put up an eight-second victory over Toledo with 2:45.44 and the 200 free relay, where Susan Franz, Savariau, Engel, and Fazekas teamed up for 1:35.42.

Oakland University snuck in a pair of victories over Akron in the very off-event 3×500 free relay and the 3×100 breaststroke relay. The Golden Grizzlies’ Krissy Harmon, Cassie Misiewicz, and Alysse Fischer scored a ten-second victory over Toledo with 15:34.31 in the 3×500, while Rachel Waite, Takara Martinand Patricia Aschan won the 3×100 breast in 3:13.26, five and a half seconds ahead of Akron.


Courtesy Zips Athletics

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – The Akron swimming and diving team broke three meet records and took top place in eight of the ten events at the Tom Stubbs Relays in Bowling Green, Ohio on Friday afternoon.

“I am very impressed with the energy our ladies brought on the pool deck tonight,” said head coach Brian Peresie. “Our attitudes and efforts were off the charts and we will look to take this momentum into the season in a few short weeks.”

The Zips promptly began the night at Cooper pool sweeping the first three events on the evening.

A year ago the Akron 200 medley relay team broke the meet record (1:44.41) in the event. The 2016 relay team of senior Luka Szynal (Lublin, Poland), junior Paloma Marrero Munoz(Merida, Spain), and sophomores Ragen Engel (Springfield, Ohio) and Sadie Fazekas(Windsor, Ontario) broke that record by .10 of a second by clocking in at 1:44.31.

The Zips followed up their first place finish in the 200 medley relay with one in the 3X100 butterfly event. Junior Susan Franz (Canton, Ohio), Engel, and Fazekas swam a swift time of 2:52.38 to touch first.

The 3X100 backstroke relay team of Szynal, senior Laura Savariau (Saint-Hilaire-la-Palud, France), and freshman Madison Myers (Copley, Ohio), finished the event in a time of 2:45.44 which bettered the previous meet record of 2:48.33.

Akron would again take control of the events in the 800 free relay, 400 medley relay, and 200 free relay finishing in first in all three events.

Freshman Jackie Pash (Carmel, Ind.), Savariau, sophomore Emma King (Centerville, Ohio), and Fazekas swam the 800 free in 7:43.83. In the 400 medley, Szynal, Marrero, freshmanJessica Bonezzi (Wooster, Ohio), and Myers clocked in a 3:50.05, while the relay team of Franz, Savariau, Engel and Fazekas broke the meet record in the 200 free relay with a dashing time of 1:35.42.

UA closed out the event with back-to-back first place finishes in the final two events, the 4X100 IM relay (3:56.68) and the 400 free relay (3:30.92).

Akron begins the 2016-17 regular season at home, the Ocasek Natatorium, on Oct. 28, when the Zips go head-to-head with Ball State.

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4 years ago

Way to represent Jackie Pash!

About Hannah Hecht

Hannah Hecht

Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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