BUFFALO, N.Y. – Bridgette Ruehl won gold and Emily Wisolek took home a bronze medal on the final day of competition at the 2013 Women’s Swimming and Diving Mid-American Conference Championships. The Cardinals earned seventh place with 345 points.
Ruehl and Mallory Miles were placed on the First Team All-MAC, while Wisolek made the Second Team All-MAC
Ruehl swept the breaststroke event at the MAC Championships this season. After earning gold in the 100 breast Friday evening, the junior came back with a win in the 200 breast. Ruehl turned in a school-record time of 2:11.77 which set a pool record and was nearly three seconds faster than her personal record and previous school record. Ruehl’s time was also a NCAA B cut time. Stacey Wierman finished seventh with a 2:17.66. In the preliminaries Wierman clocked a personal-best 2:16.08 which ranks her second all-time in BSU history. Cori Vormohr and Sumaiyah Ahmad are now sixth and seventh in the Ball State record books in the 200 breast after turning in times of 2:20.60 and 2:20.61 in the preliminaries.
Wisolek earned a bronze medal in the 200 back after turning in a school-record time of 1:58.73. Wisolek moved from 10th to first in the record books in the event after her NCAA B cut time. Katelyn Pratt finished 13th and finished with a personal-best time of 2:01.23 which puts her in third place all-time in BSU history. Larah Beaver’s 2:04.78 in the preliminaries puts her 10th on the all-time list. Jackie Igelsias earned a time of 2:04.90.
Mallory Miles became the first woman in Ball State history to go under two minutes in the 200 fly after she turned in a pool record time of 1:59.93 in the morning preliminaries. Miles would finish seventh in the finals with a time of 2:01.19. Mackenzie Imbro earned a personal-best time of 2:06.02 in the preliminaries and Haley Richter touched at 2:06.68.
In the 100 free, Richter turned in a 50.53 in the preliminaries to put her second in Ball State history. The junior would finish sixth in the event finals with a time of 50.65. Carlena Magley advanced to the consolation finals after earning a 51.15 in the preliminaries to tie her personal-record and remain third on the all-time list. Jillian Bischoff came in at 52.24 while Elaine Pitsas finished with a personal-best time of 53.44.
In the 1650 free, Leighann Mattson and Cheyanne Jackson finished back-to-back with times of 17:31.57 and 17:33.94, respectively. Kayla Hussey touched at 17:50.79.
The 400 free relay of Wisolek, Magley, Bischoff and Richter earned the second-best time in school history with a time of 3:25.15 en route to sixth place.
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