Franklin College Sweeps HCAC Championships

by SwimSwam 0

February 19th, 2019 College, NCAA Division III

Courtesy: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Franklin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were crowned champions at the second annual Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships held at Vigo County Aquatic Center on February 14-16.

The Grizzlies men scored 723.5 points in the 20 events to hold off Rose-Hulman’s 696 point effort to claim the school’s first HCAC swimming and diving title. The Franklin women’s swimming and diving team earned its second straight HCAC title, totaling 796 points holding off second place Rose-Hulman (339 points).

The Franklin College men won 10 out of the 20 events at the three-day championship event. The Grizzlies were led by Charlie Hall who won three individual events at the meet. A total of seven conference records fell during the championship finals on the men’s side while other records fell during the preliminary sessions.

Hanover College placed third in the men’s team standings with 204 points and was followed by Anderson University (173.5), Transylvania University (169) and Manchester University (141).

On the women’s side, the Franklin women claimed victories in 18 total events over the course of the championship weekend. Out of those 18 championship event titles for the Grizzlies, 17 became new conference records in the championship finals at the event.

Anderson University placed third in the women’s team standings with 320 points and was followed by Hanover College (282), Transylvania University (265) and Manchester University (134).

Franklin Women – HCAC Championships – courtesy Kevin Gast

Men’s Event Winners

50 Free Jared Brown, Rose-Hulman 20.98*
100 Free Jared Brown, Rose-Hulman 46.30
200 Free Brendan King, Rose-Hulman 1:43.21
500 Free Caleb Strange, Franklin 4:40.21*
1650 Free Brendan King, Rose-Hulman 16:22.58*
100 Back Zach Rayce, Franklin 52.61
200 Back James Hone, Franklin 1:53.28
100 Br Jack Heim, Franklin 57.22*
200 Br Ethan Park, Rose-Hulman 2:07.06
100 Fly Mike Rosier, Rose-Hulman 50.98
200 Fly Charlie Hall, Franklin 1:53.55
200 IM Charlie Hall, Franklin 1:54.47
400 IM Charlie Hall, Franklin 4:08.19*
200 F.R. Rose-Hulman 1:24.43
400 F.R. Franklin 3:05.16
800 F.R. Franklin 6:54.44*
200 M.R. Rose-Hulman 1:33.30
400 M.R. Franklin 3:24.90*
1 meter diving Peter Venema, Rose-Hulman 520.45
3 meter diving Jordan Spearman, Manchester 441.25

Women’s Event Winners

50 Free Courtnee Coffman, Franklin 23.72*
100 Free Courtnee Coffman, Franklin 51.60*
200 Free Brynna Sentel, Franklin 1:51.68*
500 Free Brynna Sentel, Franklin 4:54.99*
1650 Free Mattie Fogle, Transylvania 18:29.34
100 Back Brynna Sentel, Franklin 57.66*
200 Back Jessica Halmer, Franklin 2:03.08*
100 Br Ashley Snoke, Franklin 1:04.92*
200 Br Sarah Haerle, Transylvania 2:24.73
100 Fly Jacqueline Richard, Franklin 58.70*
200 Fly Cady Mehringer, Franklin 2:10.55*
200 IM Cady Mehringer, Franklin 2:11.42
400 IM Mackenzie Dwyer, Franklin 4:37.98*
200 F.R. Franklin 1:35.13*
400 F.R. Franklin 3:31.12*
800 F.R. Franklin 7:43.11*
200 M.R. Franklin 1:43.97*
400 M.R. Franklin 3:56.66*
1 meter diving Lexi Blackburn, Franklin 527.45*
3 meter diving Lexi Blackburn, Franklin 457.15*

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