MUNCIE, Ind. – The Ball State Cardinals earned 15 individual event wins and three relay wins to conclude the 10th annual Doug Coers Invitational. The women won the event with a score of 847, while the men finished second with a score of 568.5.
The women got the first win of the day when Mallory Miles, Bridgette Ruehl, Haley Richter and Carlena Magley combined in the 200 medley relay for a 1:46.77. The men’s relay of Tucker Hale, Mitch Prather, Drew Tharp and Cole Smith came in second place with a time of 1:40.81.
Miles turned around and won the 400 IM with a season-best time of 4:41.72. Kimberly Scott earned second place with a season-best time of 4:44.60. On the men’s side, Conner Snare took fourth place with a time of 4:31.62.
Richter and Tharp both earned wins for Ball State in the 100 fly with times of 55.76 and 51.79, respectively. Both seniors earned season-bests in those races. Freshmen Audrey Rodawig and Katie Horn came in third and fourth place with times of 59.48 and 59.86, respectively. Tanner Barton earned a season-best time with a time of 52.65 for second place.
Ball State swept the 200 free with Emily Wisolek turning in a 1:55.78 and Michael Oaks touching with a season-best time of 1:44.38. Carlena Magley and Cheyanne Jackson came in third and fourth place with times of 1:59.85 and 2:00.52. On the men’s side Neal Fennig and Logan Kisinger also turned in season-bests with times of 1:48.56 and 1:53.26.
Ruehl remained flawless on the season in the 100 breast earning a win with a time of 1:04.75. On the men’s side, Mitch Prather finished with a season-best time of 1:03.73.
Richter captured her second individual win of the morning session with a 58.39 in the 100 back. Miles was right behind in second place with a 59.85 while Larah Beaver clocked a 1:00.86 for fourth place. For the men, Drew Sullenbarger finished third with a 55.37 while Hale turned in a season-best time of 55.77 for fifth place. Cameron Watters touched with a season-best time of 57.12.
The morning session ended with the women’s 800 free relay of Wisolek, Rodawig, Jordan VanWinkle and Richter capturing first with a time of 7:48.56. The men’s team of Barton, Andrew Lamb, Fennig and Oaks came in second place with a 7:14.79.
In the 1650 free, Jackson earned first place after turning in an 18:10.34. Kayla Hussey and Genevieve Hayes finished second and third with times of 18:19.93 and 18:20.62. Leighann Mattson touched fifth with a time of 18:24.52. Lamb finished in third with a time of 17:13.36. Freshman JD Middleton touched fifth with a time of 17:23.93.
Senior Jake Brehmer swept the diving competition earning a win in the 1-meter with a life-best score of 284.70. His mark was 15 points shy of a NCAA cut. In the women’s 3-meter, Madie Zirzow and Brittany Penn tied for second place with a score of 232.80. The mark was a season-best for Penn. Quinn Bixler and Jamie Denlinger finished with scores of 202.65 and 195.30, respectively.
Wisolek earned her second individual win of the day when she went 2:06.79 in the 200 back. Allie Kolz finished fifth with a 2:12.61 while Larah Beaver clocked a season-best time of 2:14.37 for sixth place. Sullenbarger was the top finisher on the men’s side with a season-best time of 1:59.72 for third place. Hale and Watters also clocked season-best times at 2:01.74 and 2:04.47 for fourth and sixth place, respectively.
In the 100 free, Richter and Oaks earned first place for the Cardinals with times of 53.33 and 48.30. Magley (53.66), VanWinkle (54.55) and Rodawig (55.52) all finished in the top five. On the men’s side, Smith finished with a season-best time of 48.55 for fourth place. Also clocking season-best times were Shane Brown (49.59) and Logan Kisinger (49.76).
Ruehl earned her second individual win of the day taking a 2:24.07 in the 200 breast. Sumaiyah Ahmad finished second in a tight race earning a time of 2:28.23. Prather finished fourth with a season-best time of 2:21.20 while Snare touched sixth with a 2:22.92.
Miles turned in her second individual win with a 2:08.93 in the 200 fly. Katie Horn finished in fourth place with a time of 2:12.92. Tharp swept the fly after finishing the 200 fly with a 1:55.31. Barton finished in third with a season-best time of 1:57.26 while Bradley Ridge clocked a season-best time of 2:02.92 for seventh place.
The 400 free relay of Richter, Wisolek, VanWinkle and Magley turned in a 3:33.55 for first place. The men’s relay of Oaks, Fennig, Smith and Green finished second with a season-best 3:12.31.
The women are back in action on Dec. 5-7 at the Miami Invitational while the men travel to the Eastern Michigan Invitational Dec. 6-7. Check ballstatesports.com for more information on Ball State men’s and women’s swimming and diving.