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December 3, 2011

2011-12 Season - Augustana seventh at Pioneer Classic

Junior Molly Clennon finished second in the 200 freestyle and eighth in the 100 freestyle Saturday to lead Augustana to a seventh-place finish at Grinnell's Pioneer Classic.

GRINNELL, Iowa-Augustana junior Molly Clennon (Benet Academy, Naperville, Ill.) was second in the 200 freestyle (2:06.05) and eighth in the 100 freestyle (:58.34) Saturday to lead the Vikings to a seventh-place finish at Grinnell's Pioneer Classic.

 Clennon also swam on the Vikings' 400 and 800 freestyle and 200 medley relays that each set Augustana season bests. The 200 medley unit of Clennon,  juniors Emily Timmons (West Aurora HS, North Aurora, Ill.) and Emma Regnier (Grayslake North HS, Lake Villa, Ill.) and sophomore Hillary Ferguson (Waubonsie Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.) was ninth in a time of 2:02.70. The same quartet took ninth in the 800 freestyle relay (9:00.86) and 11th in the 400 freestyle relay (4:03.20). Regnier and Timmons swapped the second and third legs in the 400-yard event.

 Timmons and Regnier each garnered individual eighth-place finishes as well. Timmons' came in the 400 individual medley (5:15.05) and Regnier's in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.44).

 Regnier set Augustana season bests with ninth-place finishes in the 100 butterfly (1:05.06), 200 breaststroke (2:40.72) and 200 butterfly (2:36.88). Timmons' ninth-place 20:28.59 in the 1650 freestyle was also a Viking season best, as was Clennon's 24th-place 2:35.69 in the 200 backstroke.

 On Friday, December 9, Augustana will face Loras in a dual meet in Dubuque, Iowa. Scheduled starting time is 6:00 p.m.