EASTERN MICHIGAN vs. BOWLING GREEN STATE
- Jan. 25, 2020
- Hosted by EMU
- Short Course Yards
- Full Results
- Eastern Michigan 206.5
- Bowling Green State 93.5
PRESS RELEASE – EASTERN MICHIGAN
YPSILANTI, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) – The Eastern Michigan University swimming and diving team notched its third Mid-American Conference victory of the season, defeating Bowling Green State University, 203.5-93.5, at Jones Natatorium, Jan. 24. The Eagles posted a 12-win performance in their last dual home meet of the season.
Armstrong-Grant won the 100 yard freestyle race for the third time this season, this time clocking in at 51.99. Additionally, the Ypsilanti, Mich. native picked up her first win of the season in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 1:52.79.
White won the 100 yard butterfly in 57.01, while recording her first collegiate win in the 200 yard butterfly with a season-best 2:06.61 performance.
The Eagles earned two more wins in the freestyle events, with junior Meike Staffeldt (Niedersachsen, Germany) taking the top spot in the 50 yard event with a 24.16 time, while classmate Alyssa Shugarman (Oswego, Ill.-Oswego) won the 500 yard race in 4:59.62.
Rounding out the individual wins for the Eagles was senior Casey Gavigan (East Setauket, N.Y.-Ward Melville) in the 200 yard backstroke and freshman Riley Hofmann (Ada, Mich.-Forest Hills Central) in the 400 yard individual medley. Gavigan earned the win with a1:58.35 mark, while Hofmann earned her event title with a time of 4:27.26.
The Eagles also earned wins the 400 yard medley and 200 yard freestyle relays. The quartet of Gavigan, Machado, junior Ali Staver (Bettendorf, Iowa-Pleasant Valley) and Staffeldt’s time of 3:49.50 won the 400 medley relay, while Armstrong-Grant, senior Rachel Stark (Avon, Ohio-Avon), freshman Savanna Mouat (Tecumseh, Ontario-All Saints) and Staffeldt won the 200 free relay in 1:37.44.
EMU will celebrate its seniors on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Jones Natatorium for a Senior Day Intrasquad meet. Then, the Eagles will return to action Feb. 15 at the Ohio State Invitational in Columbus, Ohio.
Bowling Green vs. Eastern Michigan
January 24, 2020
400 Medley Relay
1. Eastern Michigan A – 3:49.50
100 Yard Breaststroke
1. Elli Machado – 1:06.32
2. Aleida Wilkins – 1:06.90
4. Kayla Whitehead – 1:08.24
6. Riley Hofmann – 1:09.19
Ex. Carlee Jones – 1:08.24
Ex. Abigail Wenger – 1:09.57
Ex. Kelsi Hill – 1:09.86
200 Yard Freestyle Relay
1. Eastern Michigan A – 1:37.44
3. Eastern Michigan B – 1:38.77
5. Eastern Michigan D – 1:41.95
6. Eastern Michigan C – 1:42.08
7. Eastern Michigan E – 1:43.06
PRESS RELEASE – BOWLING GREEN STATE
Ypsilanti, Mich. – The Bowling Green State University women’s swim and dive team fell to Eastern Michigan on Friday by a score of 206.5-93.5. The Falcons, who are now 3-2 overall and 1-2 in the MAC, saw another strong diving performance from Talisa Lemke. Lemke won both the 1 and 3-meter dives, scoring over 300 in each event for the third consecutive meet and fifth time this season. The senior scored a 314.77 in the 1 meter dive and a 333.08 in the 3 meter dive. Sophomores Kellie House and Daisy Platts won events for the Orange and Brown, with House winning the 1000-yard freestyle in 10:29.72 and Platts winning the 100-yard backstroke in 55.31.
Two Falcon Relay teams finished in second place, one in the 400-yard medley relay and the other in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The medley team of Daisy Platts, Taylor Harris, Sarah Hennings, and Anna Eriksson finished in 3:54.61, and the freestyle team of Platts, Noelle Lavigne, Lauren Sullivan, and Eriksson finished in 1:37.72. Junior Sarah Hennings also had a pair of second place finishes in the butterfly events. She raced the 100 in 57.44 and the 200 in 2:10.00.
Platts finished second in the 200-yard backstroke, touching the wall at 1:59.08. This is the seventh-fastest time in program history, giving Platts four of the top ten times in the 200-yard backstroke. House added a third place finish in the 500-yard freestyle, racing in 5:10.73. The Falcons will have next weekend off before facing off against the Rockets in the Battle of I-75 on Feb. 7 and 8.
First Place Falcons
- Kellie House – 1000-Yard Freestyle (10:29.72)
- Daisy Platts – 100-Yard Backstroke (55.31)
- Talisa Lemke – 3 Meter Dive (333.08)
- Talisa Lemke – 1 Meter Dive (314.77)
- Daisy Platts, Taylor Harris, Sarah Hennings, Anna Eriksson – 2nd Place in 400-Yard Medley Relay (3:54.61)
- Meghan Burnard – 3rd Place in 1000-Yard Freestyle (10:44.64)
- Sarah Hennings – 2nd Place in 200-Yard Butterfly (2:10.00)
- Michaela Ruddock – 3rd Place in 200-Yard Butterfly (2:10.53)
- Noelle Lavigne – 2nd Place in 50-Yard Freestyle (24.26)
- Anna Eriksson – 3rd Place in 50-Yard Freestyle (24.64)
- Daisy Platts – 2nd Place in 200-Yard Backstroke (1:59.08, 7th-fastest time in school history)
- Kellie House – 3rd Place in 500-Yard Freestyle (5:10.73)
- Sarah Hennings – 2nd Place in 100-Yard Butterfly (57.44)
- Daisy Platts, Noelle Lavigne, Lauren Sullivan, Anna Eriksson – 2nd Place in 200-Yard Freestyle Relay (1:37.72)
“I’m pleased with the meet, especially compared to a year ago when we faced Eastern. We’re a much different team now and it’s nice to see that progress over a year. We did really well with some great races. We’ve been training super hard and I know they’re very tired, but we’re still seeing some good things. It’ll be nice to have a couple days to relax and get back to school and our normal schedule. I’m really happy for them, now we’re going to get ready for the Battle of I-75 and the MAC Championships.”
The Falcons will have a weekend off before returning to action in February. BGSU will host UT for the 2020 edition of the Battle of I-75 on Friday, Feb. 7, and Saturday, Feb. 8. Friday’s dual will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will continue at noon on Saturday. On Friday, we will be celebrating International Day and having an Orange-Out. Before Saturday’s meet, we will recognize seniors Meghan Burnard, Sarah Fergus, Talisa Lemke, and Michaela Ruddock. Following the Battle of I-75, the Falcons will have two weekends to rest and prepare for the 2020 MAC Championships. The 2020 MAC Championships will be hosted by Buffalo and run from Wednesday, Feb. 26, to Saturday, Feb. 29.
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