Freshmen impress at Championships
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. - The first full day of the Summit League Championships saw two more relay records fall and a pair of freshman continue their outstanding first seasons.
The quartet of Phil Albu, Shea Patrick, Chris Schreier and John Bisson got things started off on a good note with a record setting 200 medley relay of 1 minute, 34.87 seconds.
Albu went on to break the 50 freestyle record with his finish of 21.51 sec. The previous mark was set by Chris Holzwarth at the 2009 Championships.
Fellow freshman Schreier added another record to his list with a 200 IM time of 1:51.95 breaking the five-year-old SDSU mark.
For the second straight day, the women broke a relay record, this time coming in the 200 freestyle relay. Alexandra Hoffman, Shauna Foor, Ashley Valdez and Kaylin Caron ended day two with a second place time of 1:36.26, two second better than the mark set two-years-ago.
After 13 events, the Jackrabbit women are in second place overall with 214.5 points with the University of South Dakota close behind at 203.
The men sit in third place with 164 points trailing second place Centenary by 52 points. Both the Oakland men and women are well on their way capturing their 12 consecutive conference titles.
The second full day of competition begins Friday with swimming preliminaries begin at 11 a.m. (ET) followed directly by diving preliminaries. Swimming finals start at 6:30 p.m. (ET) and will be followed by the diving finals.
Women's Team Rankings - After Day Two
1. Oakland - 382
2. South Dakota State - 214.5
3. South Dakota - 203
4. Centenary - 115
5. Eastern Illinois - 114
6. IUPUI - 103.5
7. Western Illinois - 96
Men's Team Rankings - After Day Two
1. Oakland - 291
2. Centenary - 216
3. South Dakota State - 164
4. Eastern Illinois - 149
5. South Dakota - 104
6. IUPUI - 96
7. Western Illinois - 87