UW-Stevens Point Men Win 21st, UW-La Crosse Women Claim 9th Straight WIAC Title

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February 16th, 2020 College, NCAA Division III

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
  • Championship Central

Courtesy: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

WOMEN

BROWN DEER, Wis.–University of Wisconsin-La Crosse won its ninth consecutive title following three days of competition at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship (presented by Culver’s) at Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center on Feb. 15.

The Eagles secured the league-best 20th championship with 812.50 points. UW-Eau Claire placed second with 777 points, UW-Whitewater third with 603.50, UW-Stevens Point fourth with 559 and UW-Oshkosh fifth with 369.

The Eagles had two individuals win titles during the third day of competition. Maria Vaudreuil collected her third consecutive championship in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:23.67, while Sydney Vian won the three-meter diving crown for the second straight year with a score of 429.55.

UW-Whitewater’s Renata Schlomann won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 51.90 seconds and was named the Swimmer of the Meet for her efforts during the three-day championship. She also helped the 400-yard freestyle relay team win the event for the first time in program history with a time of 3:32.93. Schlomann was joined by Bailey Weston, Savana Bitz and Olivia Theobald. Weston also received the Judy Kruckman Scholar-Athlete Award.

The Warhawks’ Meredith Gustafson successfully defended her title in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:09.07.

UW-Stevens Point’s Anna Pilecky established a conference meet record time of 17:07.18 enroute to winning the 1,650-yard freestyle for the second straight year, while UW-Eau Claire’s Emma Steffel claimed the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:06.67.

UW-Oshkosh’s Mariah Marowsky received Newcomer of the Year honors. A newcomer is defined as a student-athlete who has used her first season of participation in women’s swimming & diving this season.

UW-La Crosse’s Steve Mohs was selected the Coach of the Year.

Individual Champions – Day Three
100-Yard Freestyle:  Renata Schlomann (UW-Whitewater), 51.90
1,650-Yard Freestyle:  Anna Pilecky (UW-Stevens Point), 17:07.18*
200-Yard Backstroke:  Emma Steffel (UW-Eau Claire), 2:06.67
200-Yard Breaststroke:  Maria Vaudreuil (UW-La Crosse), 2:23.67
200-Yard Butterfly:  Meredith Gustafson (UW-Whitewater), 2:09.07
Three-Meter Diving:  Sydney Vian (UW-La Crosse), 429.55

Relay Champions – Day Three
400-Yard Freestyle Relay:  UW-Whitewater (Savana Bitz, Olivia Theobald, Bailey Weston, Renata Schlomann), 3:32.93

*Conference Meet Record

MEN

BROWN DEER, Wis.–University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point secured its 21st straight first-place finish following three days of competition at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Men’s Swimming & Diving Championship (presented by Culver’s) at Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center on Feb. 15.

The Pointers won the 24th league title in program history with 964 points. UW-Eau Claire placed second with 807 points, UW-Whitewater third with 571, UW-La Crosse fourth with 407 and UW-Oshkosh fifth with 325.

UW-Stevens Point won two individual titles and one relay crown during the third day of competition. Jacob Aegerter claimed the 200-yard butterfly for the fourth straight year with a conference meet record time of 1:49.07. He is just the third individual in league archives to win the event four times.
Aegerter also was a member of the first-place 400-yard freestyle relay team that posted a time of 3:02.77. He was joined by Payton Kilian, Jacob Larsen and Sam Young. Larsen received Newcomer of the Year honors. A newcomer is defined as a student-athlete who has used his first season of participation in men’s swimming & diving this season.

The Pointers’ Alec Jeffers emerged with the title in the 200-yard backstroke after posting a time of 1:51.52.

UW-Eau Claire’s Dylan Glumac-Berberich secure the one-meter diving crown for the fourth consecutive year with a score of 572.95. His is the third diver in WIAC history to win four one-meter championships. Glumac-Berberich also received Diver of the Meet recognition for the third straight season and was selected the recipient of the Max Sparger Scholar-Athlete Award.

The Blugolds’ Collin Miller claimed the 100-yard freestyle for the third time in his career with a time of 44.19 seconds. He also won the event in 2017 and 2019. Miller also collected his third Swimmer of the Meet plaque for his efforts during the three-day championship. He is the first swimmer to secure the distinction three times.

UW-Eau Claire’s Michael Bylander established a conference meet record of 2:00.87 enroute to placing first in the 200-yard backstroke, while UW-Oshkosh’s Jarrett Lieder won the 1,650-yard freestyle for the second straight year with a time of 16:15.46.

UW-Stevens Point head coach Al Boelk was selected the Coach of the Year for the 12th time in his career.

Individual Champions – Day Three
100-Yard Freestyle:  Collin Miller (UW-Eau Claire), 44.19
1,650-Yard Freestyle:  Jarrett Lieder (UW-Oshkosh), 16:15.46
200-Yard Backstroke:  Alec Jeffers (UW-Stevens Point), 1:51.52
200-Yard Breaststroke:  Michael Bylander (UW-Eau Claire), 2:00.87*
200-Yard Butterfly:  Jacob Aegerter (UW-Stevens Point), 1:49.07*
One-Meter Diving:  Dylan Glumac-Berberich (UW-Eau Claire), 572.95

Relay Champions – Day Three
400-Yard Freestyle Relay:  UW-Stevens Point (Payton Kilian, Jacob Larsen, Jacob Aegerter, Sam Young), 3:02.77

*Conference Meet Record

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