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March 1, 2009

2009-10 Season - 2008-09 WOMEN'S SWIMMING REVIEW

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The Vikings finished fifth at the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Championship meet by earning 273 points.  Wheaton won the team title with 872 points and Carthage was a close second with 855 points.  Illinois Wesleyan (629), Rose-Hulman (297), Millikin (232), and North Central (175) rounded out the field.

Augustana compiled several strong showings at the CCIW Championships, grabbing seven individual top 10 finishes at the three day championship meet.  Senior Megan Lonergan (Bettendorf HS, Bettendorf, Iowa) was second in the 1650 freestyle (17:50.68), third in the 200 butterfly (2:15.75), and fourth in the 500 freestyle (5:18.77).  Her times in the 1650 freestyle and 200 butterfly races set new schools records.  Lonergan also set new school marks in the 500 freestyle (5:17.94) and 1000 freestyle (11:01.02) earlier in the season.  Junior Sara Hlavin (St. Viator HS, Elk Grove Village, Ill.) added a pair of top 10 finishes, placing seventh in the 400 individual medley (5:05.24) and ninth in the 200 backstroke (2:22.22).  Her clocking in the 200 backstroke is eighth best in school history.  Sophomore Tonya Walter (Prospect HS, Mount Prospect, Ill.) grabbed the fourth spot in the one meter diving event with a score of 292.80.

The Vikings also had a trio of top-five finishes in the relay events.  Freshman Jessica Fair (Ashton-Franklin Center HS, Franklin Grove, Ill.), sophomore Emily Cox (Pioneer HS, Ann Arbor, Mich.), freshman Alissa Giedd (Freeport HS, Cedarville, Ill.), and Hlavin combined for a fourth place performance in the 200 freestyle relay (1:45.08).  Fair, Cox, Hlavin, and Lonergan were fifth in the 400 freestyle relay (3:52.35).  Lonergan, Hlavin, Cox, and Fair took fourth place in the 800 freestyle relay (8:26.15).

The Blue & Gold won the four-team Panther Invitational on January 31, crowning five individual champions and one relay team.  Hlavin scored two individual titles, taking top honors in the 200 backstroke (2:27.07) and the 400 individual medley (5:03.18).  Lonergan was also a double winner, finishing first in the 200 butterfly (2:17.60) and the 500 freestyle (5:22.96).  Cox also won an individual race, earning a top finish in the 200 freestyle (2:07.57).  Fair, Giedd, Cox, and Lonergan teamed up to win the 400 freestyle relay (3:57.62).

The women also won the Eureka Invitational, grabbing the team title for the fourth year in a row.  Augustana defeated five other teams and saw Lonergan win three individual races.  She was first in the 200 freestyle (2:04.76), 50 butterfly (:30.25), and 100 butterfly (1:06.50).  Fair earned a victory in the 50 freestyle (:26.60) and Giedd raced past the competition in the 100 freestyle (:59.86). 

Augustana also won its host event, taking home the team crown at the Augustana Invitational against seven other squads.  Fair won the 100 freestyle (:56.86) and Lonergan took home the title in the 200 butterfly (2:18.68) to lead the Vikings to victory.  Fair, Cox, Hlavin, and Lonergan also combined to win the 800 freestyle (8:30.14).

The Vikings were 4-2 during the season in dual meets.  Augustana defeated Coe, Iowa Central CC, Knox, and North Central.  Augustana’s only defeats came against Monmouth and Loras.  The women also placed second out of eight teams at the Illinois Wesleyan Invitational, third out of four teams at the Halloween Invitational, and fourth out of eight teams at the Grinnell Invitational.

2009 CCIW Swimming Championship
Chrouser Natatorium
Wheaton, Illinois

Women’s Team Results: 1) Wheaton 872; 2) Carthage 855; 3) Illinois Wesleyan 629; 4) Rose-Hulman 297; 5) AUGUSTANA 273; 6) Millikin 232; 7) North Central 175

Individual Champions
(and Augustana finishers)

50 freestyle: 1. Amanda Croix, Carthage :23.49; 13. Jessica Fair, Augustana :26.11
100 freestyle: 1. Amanda Croix, Carthage :51.14; 9. Jessica Fair, Augustana :56.11; 13. Alissa Giedd, Augustana :57.59
200 freestyle: 1. Amanda Croix, Carthage 1:52.78; 13. Jessica Fair, Augustana 2:04.69; 14. Emily Cox, Augustana 2:06.96; 15. Alissa Giedd, Augustana 2:07.18
500 freestyle: 1. Angela Lugg, Illinois Wesleyan 5:15.42; 4. Megan Lonergan, Augustana 5:18.77
1650 freestyle: 1. Lauren Jurgens, Wheaton 17:43.46; 2. Megan Lonergan, Augustana 17.50.68
100 backstroke: 1. Jensena Paul, Carthage :58.32; 11. Colleen Mans, Augustana 1:07.19
200 backstroke: 1. Andrea Peterson, Illinois Wesleyan 2:09.64; 9. Sara Hlavin, Augustana 2:22.22; 15. Colleen Mans, Augustana 2:28.87
100 breaststroke: 1. Liz Hartman, Wheaton 1:07.52
200 breaststroke: 1. Liz Hartman, Wheaton 2:25.71; 16. Kaitlyn Babicz, Augustana 2:58.41;
100 butterfly: 1. Heather Crockett, Wheaton :59.30
200 butterfly: 1. Michelle Pelka, Carthage 2:05.59; 3. Megan Lonergan, Augustana 2:15.75; 15. Emma Moran, Augustana 2:37.59
200 IM: 1. Michelle Pelka, Carthage 2:07.66; 11. Sara Hlavin, Augustana 2:20.48
400 IM: 1. Michelle Pelka, Carthage 4:29.86; 7. Sara Hlavin, Augustana 5:05.24
200 freestyle relay: 1. Carthage 1:35.41; 4. Jessica Fair, Emily Cox, Alissa Giedd, Sara Hlavin, Augustana 1:45.08 13. Colleen Mans, Kaitlyn Babicz, Laura Anderson, Emma Moran, Augustana 1:56.55
400 freestyle relay: 1. Carthage 3:32.24; 5. Jessica Fair, Emily Cox, Sara Hlavin, Megan Lonergan, Augustana 3:52.35; 12. Kaitlyn Babicz, Mary Galloway, Laura Anderson, Courtney Carlisle, Augustana 4:26.17
800 freestyle relay: 1. Wheaton 7:50.70; 4. Megan Lonergan, Sara Hlavin, Emily Cox, Jessica Fair, Augustana 8:26.15; 11. Alissa Giedd, Colleen Mans, Emma Moran, Courtney Carlisle, Augustana 9:10.31
200 medley relay: 1. Carthage 1:46.14; 6. Colleen Mans, Kaitlyn Babicz, Emma Moran, Alissa Giedd, Augustana 2:05.72;
400 medley relay: 1. Carthage 3:56.21; 7. Sara Hlavin, Jessica Fair, Megan Lonergan, Alissa Giedd, Augustana 4:27.60; 11. Colleen Mans, Kaitlyn Babicz, Emma Moran, Emily Cox, Augustana 4:35.46
One meter diving: 1. Meg Calabrese, Illinois Wesleyan 3:49.85; 4. Tonya Walter, Augustana 292.80
Three meter diving: 1. Meg Calabrese, Illinois Wesleyan 327.80

2008-09 AUGUSTANA SUPERLATIVES

DUAL MEET RECORD: 4-2
COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN FINISH: 5th with 273 points
CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE: Megan Lonergan
CCIA ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE: Courtney Carlisle, Emily Cox, Alissa Giedd, Megan Lonergan, Colleen Mans, Emma Moran, Tonya Walter
TEAM FINISHES IN INVITATIONALS: Halloween Invitational on 10/25/08 – 3rd… Illinois Wesleyan Invitational on 11/22/08 – 2nd…Augustana Invitational on 12/05-06/08 – 1st…Grinnell Invitational on 01/16-17/09 – 4th…Eureka Invitational on 01/24/09 – 1st…Panther Invitational on 01/31/09 – 1st.
INVITATIONAL INDIVIDUAL & RELAY CHAMPIONS 
Halloween Invitational on 10/25/08 – 100 freestyle (Emily Cox) :58.83…500 freestyle relay (Emily Cox, Jessica Fair, Sara Hlavin, Alissa Giedd) 5:08.95.
Illinois Wesleyan Invitational on 11/22/08 – 500 freestyle (Megan Lonergan) 5:24.91.
Augustana Invitational on 12/05-06/08 – 100 freestyle (Jessica Fair) :56.86…200 butterfly (Megan Lonergan) 2:18.68…800 freestyle relay (Jessica Fair, Emily Cox, Sara Hlavin, Megan Lonergan) 8:30.14.
Grinnell Invitational on 01/16-17/09 – 500 freestyle (Megan Lonergan) 5:18.65…200 butterfly (Megan Lonergan) 2:17.65.
Eureka Invitational on 01/24/09 – 200 freestyle (Megan Lonergan) 2:04.76…50 butterfly (Megan Lonergan) :30.25…100 butterfly (Megan Lonergan) 1:06.50…50 freestyle (Jessica Fair) :26.60…100 freestyle (Alissa Giedd) :59.86.
Panther Invitational on 01/31/09 – 200 backstroke (Sara Hlavin) 2:27.07…400 individual medley (Sara Hlavin) 5:03.18…200 butterfly (Megan Lonergan) 2:17.60…500 freestyle (Megan Lonergan) 5:22.96…200 freestyle (Emily Cox) 2:07.57…400 freestyle relay (Jessica Fair, Alissa Giedd, Emily Cox, Megan Lonergan) 3:57.62.
2009-10 CAPTAINS ELECT: Sara Hlavin & Emma Moran

ALL-TIME TOP 10 LISTS

Megan Lonergan…500 freestyle (1st – 5:17.94)…1000 freestyle (1st – 11:01.02)…1650 freestyle (1st – 17:50.68)…200 butterfly (1st –
2:15.75)
Sara Hlavin…200 backstroke (8th – 2:22.22)

Story written by Assistant Sports Information Director Adam Strand