Oakland Women, Men Lead Horizon League After Day 1

Horizon League – Men and Women

  • Wednesday, February 24 – Saturday, February 27
  • Oakland Aquatic Center, Rochester, MI (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: Oakland men (2x); Oakland women (2x) (results)
  • Live results (will be here once meet starts)
  • Live video (if available)
  • Championship Central

Wright State kicked off the 2016 Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships with a win in the women’s 200 medley relay, notching a conference, meet, and pool record with their 1:39.96 from Sofia Aledo Carmona (25.54), Kayla Fearrin (28.30), Emily Hayhow (23.75), and Samantha Miller (22.37). Their combine 1:39.96 edged Oakland by a half-second and Milwaukee by .23.

The men’s 200 medley relay went to Cleveland State, in a conference, meet, and pool record of 1:26.05. Philipp Sikatzki (21.18), Tommi Wolst (24.26), Szymon Golczyk (20.53), and Declan McLaughlin (20.08) contributed to the Vikings’ win. Oakland finished just .05 back in second, while Wright State took third in 1:28.72.

The Golden Grizzlies put two men on the podium in 3-meter diving, with Stirling Fordham getting the win with 331.65 points and Joe Smith picking up a third- place finish with 303.85. Illinois-Chicago’s Tyler Pastore came in second with 306.00.

Oakland women cruised to a 7:17.13 win in the 800 free relay, setting conference, meet, and pool records. Nikki Flynn (1:47.77), Alysse Fischer (1:50.04), Arynn de Leeuw (1:51.36), and Patricia Aschan (1:47.96) made up the quartet. Milwaukee came to the wall in 7:23.62; Youngstown State took third with 7:27.56.

The Golden Grizzlies also set championship and League records in the men’s 800 free relay, as Tuomas Kiviluoma (1:37.26), Jacob Pearson (1:37.89), Andrew Binder (1:38.12), and Devon Nowicki  (1:35.83) combined for 6:29.10. Wright State (6:32.41) took second ahead of Cleveland State (6:34.58).

Women’s Standings

  • 1. Oakland University 74
  • 2. Milwaukee Panthers 66
  • 3. Wright State University 64
  • 4. Youngstown State University 56
  • 4. Illinois, University of, Chicago 56
  • 4. University of Wisconsin Green Bay 56
  • 4. Cleveland State University 56
  • 8. Valparaiso University Swimming 22

Men’s Standings

  • 1. Oakland University 74
  • 2. Cleveland State University 72
  • 3. Wright State University 66
  • 4. University of Wisconsin Green Bay 58
  • 5. Illinois, University of, Chicago 56
  • 6. Valparaiso University Swimming 50
  • 7. Milwaukee Panthers 28


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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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