Coe Women, Illinois Tech Men Continue To Lead Liberal Arts Champs

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February 15th, 2020 College, NCAA Division III


  • Dates: Wednesday, February 12-Saturday, 15, 2020
  • Location: Principia Natatorium – Elsah, IL
  • Defending Champion: Coe women; NWU men
  • Live Results: Available here
  • Championship Central

Courtesy: Coe College Athletics

ELSAH, Ill. – The Coe Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Teams completed day two of the four-day Liberal Arts Championships, hosted by Principia College. The women are leading the team field, with a total score of 222 points heading into Saturday’s competition, while the men are in second place behind Illinois Tech with 207 points.

The school records for the men’s and women’s 200-meter individual medley were broken on Thursday. Sophomore Kaleb Donels took the record with a third-place finish while posting a time of 1:56.88 in the finals. Freshman Lauren Pio also earned a third-place finish with her performance in the pool, recording a time of  2:11.65. Senior Phil Cunningham also tied the Kohawk record in the men’s 50-meter freestyle, with a time of 21.66 en route to a second-place finish.

On Wednesday night, the Kohawks placed in all three events, including a first-place finish by the women’s 800-meter freestyle relay team (7:52.16) and a standout performance on the diving board by junior Abe Sala, tallying up 294.85.

Coe was terrific on Thursday, picking up 11 combined top-three finishes at the championship meet. The women’s team had another first-place finish, taking the win in the 200-meter freestyle relay and surpassing their preliminaries time by over two seconds. The men’s 200-meter freestyle relay team posted a third-place finish with a 1:26.76 time, just behind Morningside’s 1:26.15 second-place finish and surpassing the Kohawks’ 1:30.46 prelim time.

2nd Place: 800 Free Relay – Quincy MarkhamZach KolkerPhil CunninghamBlake Sterns – 7:07.28
2nd Place: 1 Meter Dive – Abe Sala – 294.85

1st Place: 800 Free Relay – Katie FreelandDarby ManternachLauren PioDana Clements – 7:52.16

3rd Place: 200 Free Relay – Phil CunninghamQuincy MarkhamLuke BaldwinKaleb Donels – 1:26.76
3rd Place: 500 Free – Zach Kolker – 4:44.53
3rd Place: 200 IM – Kaleb Donels – 1:56.88
2nd Place: 50 Free – Phil Cunningham – 21.66
2nd Place: 400 Medley Relay – Kaleb DonelsLuke BaldwinZach KolkerQuincy Markham – 3:29.66

1st Place: 200 Free Relay – Katie FreelandDarby ManternachLauren PioDana Clements – 1:38.36
2nd Place: 500 Free – Tracy Martinek – 5:16.06
3rd Place: 200 IM – Lauren Pio – 2:11.65
3rd Place: 50 Free – Darby Manternach – 24.76
3rd Place: 3 Meter Dive – Erin Horton – 297.85
2nd Place: 400 Medley Relay – Sammi HallKatie FreelandDana ClementsLauren Pio – 3:57.76

Up Next: The Kohawks continue competition in Elsah, Illinois on Friday and Saturday with preliminaries beginning at 10 a.m. followed by finals at 5:30 p.m.

Courtesy: Illinois Tech Athletics

ELSAH, ILL.—Day three of the Liberal Arts Championship was upon the Illinois Institute of Technology men’s swimming & diving team in Elsah, Illinois on Friday. The Scarlet Hawks sit in first place out of eight teams with 513 points heading into the final day.

Kanoa Sawai claimed gold in the 100 yard butterfly with a 49.07, while Tyler Van Wagener followed in third place with a 51.49. Samuel Kastan registered a first-place time of 56.45 in the 100 yard breaststroke, and Samuel Kalenowski was on his heels in third place with a 59.30.

Eric Zhang registered second place in the 200 yard freestyle with a 1:43.83 while Mark Klinchin pulled down bronze in the 400 yard individual medley with a 4:13.91. Matthew Randle kept the third-place trend alive in the 100 yard backstroke with a school-record 51.54.

The Scarlet Hawks will embark on day four of the Liberal Arts Championship tomorrow, Saturday, February 15 at 10:00 a.m. / 5:30 p.m.

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