October 24, 2009
2009-2010 Season - Vikings win four events at IWU meet
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Alex Piper (Coal City HS, Coal City, Ill.), Molly Clennon (Benet Academy, Naperville, Ill.), Emily Cox (Pioneer HS, Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Sara Hlavin (St. Viator HS, Elk Grove Village, Ill.) got the Augustana swimming season off to a fine start by winning the 500-yard freestyle relay Saturday at Illinois Wesleyan’s Halloween Invitational. That group finished with a time of 5:07.89 to lead the women’s team to a second place finish. The Viking men also finished second in a four-team field that included North Central and Millikin in addition to Augustana and the hosts.
The Illinois Wesleyan men and women each took first place with 98 and 95 points, respectively. Augustana (52 and 66), Millikin (44 and 36) and North Central (6 and 26) took second thru fourth in both men’s and women’s competition.
In addition to women’s 500 freestyle relay win, the Vikings had three individual winners. Clennon, a freshman, took the 100-yard freestyle in a time of :59.35. Cox, a junior, captured the 500-yard freestyle with a 5:52.87, and freshman Marcus Julian (Lake Park HS, Itasca, Ill.) won the men’s 200-yard breaststroke in a time of 2:31.36.
In addition to her two first place finishes, Clennon also finished fourth in the 200 backstroke (2:29.97) and competed on second place finishers in the 300 backstroke and 200 freestyle relays. Cox added a third place finish in the 200 freestyle (2:11.50) and a fourth place finish in the 100 freestyle (:59.91) to her first place finishes.
Hlavin took a fourth-place in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:35.80 and also competed on Augustana’s second-place 200 and 300 medley and 200 freestyle relay teams. She also swam with the Vikings’ 300 butterfly relay team that finished third. Piper took fourth in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 3:09.48 and swam with the second-place 300 breaststroke, 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay teams.
Emma Regnier (Grayslake North HS, Lake Villa, Ill.) captured second place in the 200 breaststroke (2:46.64) and fifth in the 100 freestyle (:59.96) and swam on Augustana’s second-place 300 breaststroke and 200 medley relays as well as the third-place 300 butterfly relay team. Senior Ramsey Vens (Pleasant Valley HS, Bettendorf, Iowa) took second in the 200 backstroke with a 2:22.57 clocking. Vens also led off on three second-place relay teams in the 300 backstroke, and 200 and 300 medleys.
Sophomore Tonya Walter (Prospect HS, Mt. Prospect, Ill.) took second place in the one-meter diving competition with a score of 157.90.
On the men’s side, in addition to his individual first, Julian swam on second place relay teams in the 200 and 500 freestyle, the 200 and 300 medleys and the 300 breaststroke. Freshman Chris Greaves (Morris HS, Morris, Ill.) competed with the 500 and 200 freestyle, 200 and 300 medley and 300 butterfly relay teams, each of which finished second, and took an individual second in the 200 freestyle (1:57.93) and a third in the 100 freestyle (:53.62).
Senior Erik Zike (Ridgeview HS, Colfax, Ill.) captured an individual second in the 200 backstroke (2:17.90) and swam on second-place relays in the 200 and 500 freestyles and 200 and 300 medleys. Sophomore Denny Wind (Downers Grove North HS, Downers Grove, Ill.) was a third-place finisher in the 200 butterfly (2:42.44), just ahead of teammates Kevin Cialdella (Tinley Park HS, Tinley Park, Ill.) and Jacob Glimco (Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.), who took fourth and fifth with times of 2:43.47 and 2:45.26, respectively. Wind also took fifth in the 500 freestyle (5:52.13) and swam on Augustana’s second-place 500 freestyle relay.
Junior Joseph Waldorf (Bloomington HS, Bloomington, Ill.) recorded fifth place finishes in the 100 freestyle (:55.32) and 200 backstroke (2:28.03) as well as a second with the 300 butterfly relay team. Senior Kyle Waller (DeKalb HS, DeKalb, Ill.) was fourth in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:51.57 and swam with the 300 breaststroke relay which finished second.