Courtesy: PSAC Sports
YORK, Pa. — Saturday, the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Crimson Hawks swam away with their first Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Women’s Swimming title since 1999. IUP dominated the field tallying 1658 total points, 340.5 points ahead of second-place Bloomsburg. IUP was led by Paige Mikesell, who captured the Most Outstanding Swimmer honor with 128 points on her own.
At the conclusion of day one, IUP led the meet with 800 points with Bloom nipping at their heels with 646. Shippensburg was in third with 479 points.
P. Mikesell on day one led all scorers with 64 points, winning the 200 Yard IM (2:04.74), the 100 Yard Fly (54.43) and helped the Crimson Hawks place first in the 400 Yard Medley Relay.
IUP’s Rachel Johnson also contributed nicely earning a victory in the 400 Yard IM (4:30.48) on day one.
Day two showed IUP’s depth getting wins in the 100 Yard Breastroke, the 200 Fly, and the 800 Free Relay in the morning session. They concluded in the evening session with wins in the 100 Yard Free, the 200 Yard Breastroke, and the 400 Yard Free Relay.
It was IUP’s second ever PSAC Women’s Swimming Champion, and for the institution, it was their second PSAC Championship of 2020-21 after the IUP Men’s Golf Team won the Championships back on April 10.