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April 1, 2005

2009-10 Season - 2004-05 WOMEN'S SWIMMING REVIEW

2004-05 WOMEN’S SWIMMING REVIEW

 

MICHELE CHAO LEADS THE WAY IN 2004-05; VIKINGS PLACE FOURTH IN THE CCIW CHAMPIONSHIPS AND CAPTURE OWN INVITATIONAL TITLE; 200 MEDLEY RELAY TEAM SETS SCHOOL RECORD

 

Junior Michele Chao (Ottawa HS, Ottawa, IL) led the way for the Augustana women’s swimming team in the 2004-05 season. Chao, who has been the Vikings top sprinter for the past two years, really stepped up in her first year under the tutelage of rookie head coach Jake Anderson.

 

With Chao leading the way, Augustana placed fourth in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin championship on February 10-12 with 178 points. The Vikings won the Augustana Invitational on December 3-4 with 567.5 points and they were third in the North Central Invitational on December 11 in Naperville. They also recorded fourth place finishes in the Illinois Wesleyan Invitational on November 20 and in the CCIW Classic on October 30. At the Grinnell Invitational they took sixth and ended the year with a 2-4 record in dual meets.

 

There was one school record set during the 2004-05 campaign and that came in the 200 medley relay during the CCIW meet. The team of Kristin Beil (Buffalo Grove HS, Arlington Heights, IL), Annalee Kellogg (North Muskegon HS, Muskegon, MI), Kelly Dougherty (Woodstock HS, Woodstock, IL) and Michele Chao (Ottawa Township HS, Ottawa, IL) finished third in the conference with a time of 1:54.48, erasing the old mark of 1:55.24 set back in 1988 by a squad consisting of Nancy Fabrizio, Nancy Pople, Julie Konchan and Sanchia Horst.

 

Wheaton won the league title with 803 points while Carthage (488) was second, Illinois Wesleyan third (329.5), Augustana fourth (178), Millikin fifth (167) and North Central sixth (163.5). North Park and Elmhurst do not sponsor swimming.

 

The new school record was the highlight of the meet for the women. Chao placed fourth in the 50 freestyle with a time of :24.76 and Dougherty was eighth in the same race with a clocking of :25.46. Dougherty also placed sixth in the 100 backstroke in 1:03.57 and fourth in the 200 backstroke in 2:18.61.

 

The 200 freestyle relay team of Dougherty, Cristina Ornelas (Thornton Fractional South HS, Lansing, IL), Kellogg and Chao took fourth in 1:42.26. The 400 medley relay of Beil, Kellogg, Dougherty and Chao finished sixth in 4:17.72. Taking sixth in the 800 freestyle relay was the team of Laura Hineman (Prospect HS, Mount Prospect, IL), Sarah Nelson (Jacobs HS, Algonquin, IL), Jennifer Larson (Hononegah HS, Rockton, IL) and Ornelas in 8:51.67 while the 400 freestyle team of Dougherty, Beil, Kellogg and Chao was fourth in 3:48.22.

 

When the season started with the CCIW Classic on October 30, the 400 freestyle team of Chao, Kellogg, Beil and Ornelas got things headed in the right direction by winning with a time of 4:00.52. Chao never missed a beat after that, winning Most Valuable Performer honors at the Illinois Wesleyan Invitational on Saturday, November 20 when she won both the 50 and 100 freestyle events and anchoring the 200 medley relay to victory. At the Augustana Invitational on December 3-4 she once again won the 50 and 100 freestyle and anchored the 200 freestyle relay to a win. She was named the MVP at the North Central Invitational on December 11 when she won the 50 freestyle, placed second in the 100 freestyle and anchored the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays to second place finishes. She won the 50 freestyle in the Grinnell Invitational on January 29.

 

Chao finished the year with the team’s best times in the 50 (:24.76), 100 (:54.58) and 200 (2:02.19) freestyles. Those times earned her places on the school’s career top ten all-time list. She is currently third in the 50, fourth in the 100 and eighth in the 200 freestyle events.

 

Dougherty ended the season with the third fastest time in school history in the 200 backstroke at 2:18.61. She is fifth on the 100 backstroke list at 1:03.47 and ninth in the 50 freestyle with a :25.17 clocking. Beil wrapped up her fine career eighth on the 100 backstroke list (1:04.42) and fifth in the 200 backstroke at 2:19.40. Ornelas has the ninth best 200 backstroke time at 2:24.07. Kellogg has entered the career top ten list in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke events. She is sixth in the 100 at 1:12.28 and ninth in the 20 at 2:38.77.

 

2005 AUGUSTANA SUPERLATIVES

DUAL MEET RECORD: 2-4

COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN FINISH: 4th with 178 points

TEAM FINISHES IN INVITATIONALS: CCIW Classic on 10/30/04 – 4th…Illinois Wesleyan Invitational on 11/20 – 4th…Augustana Invitational on 12/03-04 – 1st…North Central Invitational on 12/11/04 – 3rd…Grinnell Invitational on 01/25/05 – 6th.

INVITATIONAL INDIVIDUAL & RELAY CHAMPIONS

CCIW Classic at Wheaton on 10/30/04 – 400 freestyle relay (Michele Chao, Annalee Kellogg, Kristin Beil, Cristina Ornelas) 4:00.52.

Illinois Wesleyan Invitational on 11/20/05 – 50 freestyle (Michele Chao) :25.61…100 freestyle (Michele Chao) :56.87…200 medley relay (Kristin Beil, Annalee Kellogg, Kelly Dougherty, Michele Chao) 1:59.09.

Augustana Invitational on 12/03-04/04 – 50 freestyle (Michele Chao) :26.24…100 freestyle (Michele Chao) :57.37…200 freestyle relay (Cristina Ornelas, Annalee Kellogg, Kelly Dougherty, Michele Chao) 1:47.05

North Central Invitational on 12/11/04 – 50 freestyle (Michele Chao) :25.88

Grinnell Invitational on 01/14-15/05 – 50 freestyle (Michele Chao) :25.55

MOST OUTSTANDING PERFORMER ILLINOIS WESLEYAN INVITATIONAL – Michele Chao on 11/20/04

MOST OUTSTANDING SWIMMER AUGUSTANA INVITATIONAL – Michele Chao on 12/03-04/04

MOST VALUABLE PERFORMER NORTH CENTRAL INVITATIONAL – Michele Chao on 12/11/04