Grant, White Double as EMU Beats Bowling Green State

EASTERN MICHIGAN vs. BOWLING GREEN STATE

  • Jan. 25, 2020
  • Hosted by EMU
  • Short Course Yards
  • Full Results

TEAM SCORES

WOMEN

  1. Eastern Michigan 206.5
  2. 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.

Leading the way for EMU was senior Amelia Armstrong-Grant (Ypsilanti, Mich.-Saline) and freshman Hannah White (Carmel, Ind.-Carmel), who each tallied two wins for the Green and White.

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.

In breaststroke, junior Carlee Jones (Edgewood, Ky.-Notre Dame Academy) won the 200 yard event in 2:23.42, while junior Elli Machado (Reading, Pa.-Exeter Township) placed first with a 1:06.32 mark.

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

1,000 Yard Freestyle
2. Morgan Booth – 10:31.86
4. Marcella Da Costa – 10:45.55
5. Anna Stephan – 10:56.09

200 Yard Freestyle
1. Amelia Armstrong-Grant – 1:52.79
2. Savanna Mouat – 1:53.40
3. Alyssa Shugarman – 1:53.50
4. Abby Rapien – 1:54.51

100 Yard Backstroke
2. Claire Young – 55.82
3. Avrie Stewart – 57.68
4. Ali Staver – 58.85
5. Amelia Kinnard – 59.73
Ex. Sydney Thomas – 58.14

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 Butterfly
1. Hannah White – 2:06.61
4. Kylie Sutherlin – 2:10.76
6. Anna Stephan – 2:13.29

50 Yard Freestyle
1. Meike Staffeldt – 24.16
3. Rachel Stark – 24.64
5. Carlin Hudson – 24.80
7. Arianna Ortiz – 25.30

3-meter Diving
2. Sophia Tsafantakis – 308.63
3. Bethany Berger – 272.93
4. Micaela Schempf – 268.20
6. Keira Veltigian – 243.53
8. Angelia Daman – 222.23

100 Yard Freestyle
1. Amelia Armstrong-Grant – 51.99
2. Carlin Hudson – 53.37
3. Arianna Ortiz – 53.89
6. Savanna Mouat – 54.98
Ex. Riley Hofmann – 54.70

200 Yard Backstroke
1. Casey Gavigan – 1:58.35
3. Avrie Stewart – 2:04.67
5. Amelia Kinnard – 2:10.62

200 Yard Breaststroke
1. Carlee Jones – 2:23.42
2. Aleida Wilkins – 2:26.18
3. Kayla Whitehead – 2:27.35
5. Abigail Wenger – 2:32.44

500 Yard Freestyle
1. Alyssa Shugarman – 4:59.62
2. Abby Rapien – 5:07.61
4. Morgan Booth – 5:13.18
6. Elli Machado – 5:20.88

100 Yard Butterfly
1. Hannah White – 57.01
3. Marcella Da Costa – 57.88
4. Kylie Sutherlin – 58.86
5. Avrie Stewart – 59.57
Ex. Kayla Whitehead – 1:01.54
Ex. Claire Young – 57.69

1-meter Diving
3. Bethany Berger – 298.88
4. Sophia Tsafantakis – 286.57
5. Micaela Schempf – 268.32
6. Angelia Daman – 250.65
7. Keira Veltigian – 248.77

400 Yard Individual Medley
1. Riley Hofmann – 4:27.26
2. Ali Staver – 4:32.03
3. Sydney Thomas – 4:35.28
4. Kelsi Hill – 4:46.58

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 PlattsTaylor HarrisSarah Hennings, and Anna Eriksson finished in 3:54.61, and the freestyle team of Platts, Noelle LavigneLauren 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

Notable Performances

 


FULL RESULTS (PDF)


Coach’s Quote
“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.”

Up Next
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 BurnardSarah FergusTalisa 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.

Follow The Falcons
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Twitter – @BGAthletics and @FalconSwimDive
Instagram – ‘bgfalcons’ and ‘bgsu_swimdive’
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