Men's Swimming & Diving

GVSU Men, Wayne State Women Continue to Lead After Day 3 of 2012 GLIAC Swimming & Diving Championships

GVSU Men, Wayne State Women Continue to Lead After Day 3 of 2012 GLIAC Swimming & Diving Championships

JENISON, Mich. - The Wayne State University women’s team and the Grand Valley State University men’s team are in the lead after Day 3 of the 2012 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Swimming and Diving Championships, being held at the Jenison Aquatics Center in Jenison, Mich.

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Friday’s finals session started with Wayne State University freshman Kei Cze Prentis placing first in the 400-yard individual medley with an NCAA “B” cut time of 4:27.73.  Two swimmers attained NCAA “A” cuts in the men’s 400-yard individual medley, led by Wayne State junior Joaquin Abascal Gallegos, who finished first with a time of 3:55.78, and University of Indianapolis junior Daniel Chan, who finished second with a time of 3:56.25.

A total of seven swimmers earned “B” cuts in the women’s 100-yard butterfly.  Wayne State freshman Gloria Martin Perez finished first with a time of 55.91. Grand Valley State senior Aaron Beebe placed first in the men’s 100-yard butterfly with an “A” cut time of 47.71.  All eight finalists recorded NCAA “B” cuts or better in the event.

UIndy junior Maura Donahue led a group of seven swimmers who earned “B” cuts at in the women’s 200-yard freestyle finals when she posted a time of 1:50.68.  WSU senior Andrey Seryy claimed the men’s 200-yard freestyle crown with an “A” cut and GLIAC Championships record time of 1:37.37.

Wayne State sophomore Kayla Scott won the women’s 100-yard breaststroke with an “A” cut time of 1:02.14, while Ashland University junior Cheyne Fisher took the men’s 100-yard breaststroke with a “B” cut time of 54.82.

Ashland junior Julie Widmann placed first in the 100-yard backstroke with a “B” cut time of 55.66, while GVSU senior Raphael Santos claimed the men’s 100-yard backstroke with a “B” cut time of 49.16.

Wayne State took two of the top three places in the women’s one-meter diving event as WSU junior Carly Sevald placed first with 423.05 points, while junior Emily Mitzelfeld took third with 404.40 points.

The Wayne State 800-yard freestyle relay team took the event final in an NCAA “A” cut time of 7:38.80, the GVSU took the crown in the men’s 800-yard freestyle relay with a GLIAC Championship and pool record time of 6:39.19.

The 2012 GLIAC Swimming and Diving Championships resume Saturday morning with the Day four preliminaries.

Team scores through the first 29 events are listed below.

Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 29

  1. Wayne State – 703.00
  2. Grand Valley State – 422.50
  3. Indianapolis – 323.50
  4. Ashland – 292.00
  5. Northern Michigan – 287.00
  6. Hillsdale –252.00
  7. Findlay – 221.00
  8. Lewis – 127.00
  9. Lake Erie – 87.00

Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 29

  1. Grand Valley State – 572.00
  2. Wayne State – 527.00
  3. Ashland 358.00
  4. Indianapolis – 330.00
  5. Lewis – 209.00
  6. Findlay – 177.00
  7. Lake Erie – 164.00
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