WISCONSIN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (WIAC) – MEN AND WOMEN
- Dates: Thursday, February 13-Saturday, February 15, 2020
- Location: Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center – Brown Deer, WI
- Host: UW-Whitewater
- Defending Champion: La Crosse women (8x); Stevens Point men (20x)
- Live Results: Meet Mobile
- Live Video (if available): TBD
- Championship Central
After breaking the WIAC Record, and becoming just the 2nd Division III swimmer in history to break 53 seconds in prelims of the 100 yard breaststroke, UW-Eau Claire’s Collin Miller went even faster in finals on Friday.
Miller swam a 52.38, re-breaking his own record and pulling himself within a second and a half of Andrew Wilson‘s Division III Record of 50.94. Miller’s best time coming into the meet was a 53.38, and he swam 52.75 in prelims on Friday morning.
That marked a 4th-straight 100 breaststroke WIAC title for Miller. He became just the 3rd male swimmer to have two four-peats at the WIAC Conference Championships, joining Dan Jesse, who won the 100 and 200 breaststrokes from 1977-1980. Miller already won the 200 IM on Thursday in 1:47.52, his 4th-straight title in that event as well, and also a new WIAC Record.
Courtesy: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
BROWN DEER, Wis.–University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, the 20-time defending champion, maintained its lead following the second day of events at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Men’s Swimming & Diving Championship (presented by Culver’s) at Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center on Feb. 14.
Through 13 events, the Pointers have totaled 634 points. UW-Eau Claire is second with 495 points, UW-Whitewater third with 381, UW-La Crosse fourth with 285 and UW-Oshkosh fifth with 221.
UW-Stevens Point claimed four individual titles and a pair of relay crowns during the second day of competition. Sam Young secured his second straight championship in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:00.91. Payton Kilian was victorious in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:41.86, while Alec Jeffers won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 51.04 seconds and Jake Larsen had a first-place time of 49.57 seconds in the 100-yard butterfly.
Young and Kilian were also members of the triumphant 800-yard freestyle team that had a time of 6:51.77. They were joined by Will Lennertz and Jacob Aegerter. Kilian, Larsen and Aegerter teamed with William Buhler to win the 200-yard medley relay in 1:31.22.
UW-Eau Claire’s Colin Miller captured the 100-yard breaststroke for the fourth consecutive season with a time of 52.38 seconds. His time is the fastest in the NCAA Division III this season and established a conference meet record. Miller became just the second individual in league history to win the event four times, joining UW-Stevens Point’s Dan Jesse (1977-80).
An All-Sportsmanship Team was chosen for individuals that displayed exemplary sportsmanship throughout the season. It included one member from each school. Named to the squad were: UW-Eau Claire’s Jack Poppitz; UW-La Crosse’s Matthew Geils; UW-Oshkosh’s Cody Else; UW-Stevens Point’s Matthew Inserra; and UW-Whitewater’s Chase Searcy.
Competition at the three-day championship concludes on Feb. 15, with the prelims beginning at 10 a.m., followed by the finals at 6:00 p.m.
Individual Event Champions – Day Two
200-Yard Freestyle: Payton Kilian (UW-Stevens Point), 1:41.86
100-Yard Backstroke: Alec Jeffers (UW-Stevens Point), 51.04
100-Yard Breaststroke: Collin Miller (UW-Eau Claire), 52.38* (also fastest time in NCAA Division III this season)
100-Yard Butterfly: Jake Larsen (UW-Stevens Point), 49.57
400-Yard Individual Medley: Sam Young (UW-Stevens Point), 4:00.91
Relay Champions – Day Two
800-Yard Freestyle Relay: UW-Stevens Point (Payton Kilian, Will Lennertz, Sam Young, Jacob Aegerter), 6:51.77
200-Yard Medley Relay: UW-Stevens Point (Jake Larsen, William Buhler, Jacob Aegerter, Payton Killian), 1:31.22
*Conference Meet Record