MUNCIE, Ind. - The women's swimming and diving team claimed a 176.5-117.5 victory over the Bowling Green Falcons on the heels of 11 event wins. Junior Haley Richter (Roanoke, Ind./Columbia City) claimed three individual wins and also claimed a victory in a relay.
"The girls are showing a lot of consistency in their races from week to week," said head coach Kristy Castillo. "It is also great to be able to get a win at home."
The Cardinals started off the meet earning first place in the 200 yard medley relay. Freshman Larah Beaver (Muncie, Ind./Yorktown) swam a 27.75 split followed by junior Bridgette Ruehl (Lowell, Ind./Lowell) who came in at 29.98. Richter touched in 24.56 with sophomore Carlena Magley (Waterloo, Ind./DeKalb) finishing with a 23.59 anchor leg. Ball State would finish in 1:45.88.
Sophomore Kayla Hussey (Goshen, Ind./Goshen) earned second in the next event, the 1000 free, in 10:39.64. Junior Cheyanne Jackson (Atlanta, Ind./Hamilton Heights) swam a season-best time at 10:46.31.
Junior Emily Wisolek (Middlebury, Ind./Northridge) finished second in the 200 yard freestyle in 1:54.75 followed by senior Jillian Bischoff (Atlanta, Ind./Hamilton Heights) who came in with a time of 1:55.20.
Senior Katelyn Pratt-Collins (Greenville, Ohio/Greenville) claimed the first individual win for the Cardinals in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 58.25. Beaver was in third at 59.26.
Ruehl won the 100 yard breast for the second week in a row, with a time of 1:04.13. Junior Stacey Wierman (Munster, Ind./Munster) finished third in 1:06.32. Senior Dana Graunke (Colgate, Wis./Germantown) swam a season-best at 1:10.35.
Richter earned one of her three individual wins in the 200 yard fly at a time of 2:04.68. Senior Mallory Miles (Holland, Ind./Southridge) earned second place with a time of 2:10.06. Senior Mackenzie Imbro (Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville) touched fourth at 2:12.36.
Magley earned an individual win in the 50 free with a time of 24.21. Bischoff tied for third at 24.33. Senior Cori Vormohr (Portland, Ind./Jay County) and Mallory Przybylinski (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) finished with season-best times of 24.98 and 24.75 respectively.
Magley would finish in second in the 100 free at 52.76. Bischoff and Wisolek came in fourth and fifth with times of 53.36 and 53.64. Sophomore Elaine Pitsas (Munster, Ind./Munster) swam a season-best with a time of 55.20.
Pratt-Collins came in first place in the 200 back with a season-best time of 2:06.66. Ruehl followed that event up by winning the 200 breast with a season-best time of 2:20.77. Wierman came in second (2:24.71) and Vormohr touched fourth (2:26.88). Junior Sumaiyah Ahmad (Lowell, Ind./Lowell) finished with a season-best time of 2:26.91.
Richter claimed her second and third wins in back-to-back swimming events - the 100 fly and 200 IM. She finished three seconds ahead of the field in the 100 fly with a time of 55.86, while besting her season-best in the 200 IM by two seconds (2:08.48).
Freshman Madie Zirzow (Crown Point, Ind./Homestead) won the 1M diving event with a score of 244.05 while sophomore Jamie Denlinger (Elkhart, Ind./Northridge) claimed the 3M event with a score of 239.02.
The event ended with the 200 free relay of Bischoff, Przybylinski, Vormohr and Magley finishing in a season-best time of 1:37.12.
The women's swimming and diving team is next in action Friday, Nov. 9 when it travels to Eastern Illinois for a 4 p.m. meet. You can keep up with the team on Twitter by following @BSUswimdive. Check ballstatesports.com for more news and updates on women's swimming and diving.