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Swimming and Diving finish regular season

February 3, 2017

On the 21 of January, the Fighting Scots Men’s and Women’s Swim and Dive teams concluded there regular season at the Principia Panther Invitational. The men’s team placed third of nine while the women finished eighth of ten.

Both senior divers Allie Vallance and Brooke Boldt finished top six with Vallance placing first and scoring 227.25 points and Boldt placing sixth and scoring 162.80. Both divers returned to the pool on the 28 of January for the Principia Diving Invitational where Vallance won the 1-meter, 11-dive with 412.10 points easily qualifying her for the NCAA Regional Diving competition. Boldt turned in 280.25 points and grabbed the sixth place of the same event.

Senior Claire Woodrow won the 500 freestyle clocking in a 5:39.10 which slaughtered the competition around her by eight seconds. Woodrow touched in fourth with a 20:06.72 whilst swimming the dreaded 1650 freestyle, or commonly referred to as “The Mile.” Woodrow also placed sixth in the 100 freestyle with a 57.99.

The Fighting Scots men also tried their hand at the mile with Freshman Rik Doornenbal, Junior Sebastian Hernandez, and Senior Cristian Corbett. Doornenbal finished second with an 18:02.59, Hernandez placed fourth with an 18:13.96, and Corbett finishing sixth with an 18:53.94. Doornenbal and Hernandez also placed sixth and seventh in the 500 freestyle with times of 5:06.15 and 5:15.81.

Junior Michelle Nafziger dueled for two sixth-place finishes in both breaststroke events. Her 100 clocked in at 1:20.35 and her 200 finished under three minutes with a 2:51.95. Junior Tom Cangelosi and senior Andrew Domkuski battled it out in the breaststroke events as well. Cangelosi finished seventh in the 200 with a 2:30.12 and added fuel to the fire of his rivalry with Domkuski in the 100. Cangelosi finished seventh with a 1:05.80 and Domkuski placed eighth with a 1:07.52.

Freshman Jared Hankinson and Sophomore Jake Hall both earned seventh place spots. Hankinson went 1:58.63 in the 200 freestyle and Hall finished the 100 backstroke with a 59.40.

Junior Riley Hess showcased a top tier performance in the 200 butterfly finishing third with a 2:18.25. Hess also swam the 400 individual medley and placed sixth with a 4:44.22.

The Scots finished the meet with their men’s 400 freestyle relay finishing fourth with a combined effort from seniors Corbett, Domkuski, Matt Engebretsen, along with sophomore Logan Hoepfner.

The Fighting Scots will finish their season at the Midwest Conference Championships in Grinnell, Iowa on February 17-19. Good luck Scots!

Riley Hess
News Editor

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