Women's S&D Earn Coers Invitational Title
MUNCIE, Ind. – The women’s swimming and diving team won the Doug Coers Invitational for the second consecutive season after tallying 867 points. The Cardinals won every event on the second day of competition.
The morning session began with the 200 medley relay. The team of freshman Larah Beaver (Muncie, Ind./Yorktown), junior Bridgette Ruehl (Lowell, Ind./Lowell), junior Haley Richter (Roanoke, Ind./Columbia City) and sophomore Carlena Magley (Waterloo, Ind./DeKalb) tallied a win for the Cardinals clocking in at 1:47.68.
Senior Mackenzie Imbro (Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville) earned an individual victory in the 400 IM by clocking in at 4:40.34. Sophomore Kayla Hussey (Goshen, Ind./Goshen) finished second with a time of 4:47.14, while classmate Leighann Mattson (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville) touched at 4:58.92 for sixth place.
In the 100 free, Magley turned in a time of 52.22 for first place. Senior Jillian Bischoff (Atlanta, Ind./Hamilton Heights) came in second at 54.58, while sophomore Elaine Pitsas (Munster, Ind./Munster) finished fifth at 55.74. Senior Mallory Przybylinski (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) touched at 56.02 for seventh place while senior Dana Graunke (Colgate, Wis./Germantown) turned in a time of 56.15.
Ball State won the 200 free off a time of 1:54.60 by junior Emily Wisolek (Middlebury, Ind./Northridge). Magley swam a season-best 1:55.96 for second place. Junior Cheyanne Jackson (Atlanta, Ind./Hamilton Heights) finished third at 1:57.89 and Bischoff was right behind in fourth at 1:58.74. Pitsas turned in a time of 1:59.79 for sixth.
The Cardinals faced the 1650 free for the first time this season and Hussey earned a victory with a time of 17:45.33. Jackson came in second at 18:12.65 and Mattson finished fourth at 18:30.26.
Junior Mallory Miles (Holland, Ind./Southridge) was the lone Cardinal in the 100 fly and won with a season-best time of 58.05. Richter claimed the 200 fly by nearly three seconds with a time of 2:06.58.
Ruehl swept the breast, turning in a 1:05.93 in the 100 and a 2:23.46 in the 200. Junior Stacey Wierman (Munster, Ind./Munster) finished second in both the 100 and 200 with times of 1:07.00 and 2:26.99. Senior Cori Vormohr (Portland, Ind./Jay County) came in third in both races turning in a 1:08.49 100 and a 2:27.52 200. Junior Sumaiyah Ahmad (Lowell, Ind./Lowell) came in fourth in the 100 (1:09.60) and fifth in the 200 (2:27.60). Imbro turned in a season-best 2:27.53 in the 200 for fourth place. Graunke clocked in at 1:11.17 for seventh in the 100.
Senior Katelyn Pratt (Greenville, Ohio/Greenville) earned an individual win in the 100 back with a time of 58.57. She would finish second in the 200 back at 2:09.31. Richter claimed second in the 100 (59.24), Beaver finished third (59.31) and junior Jackie Iglesias (Aurora, Ill./West Aurora) came in fifth (1:01.27). In the 200, Wisolek claimed one of her three individual wins off a time of 1:07.23. Miles finished third (2:10.02), Iglesias came in fourth (2:10.81) and Beaver clocked in sixth (2:13.41).
The 800 free relay team of Richter, Bischoff, Jackson and Wisolek came in first with a time of 7:47.00.
In the 1M diving, freshman Madie Zirzow (Crown Point, Ind./Homestead) earned her first win of the season with a season-best mark of 257.95. Sophomore Jamie Denlinger (Elkhart, Ind./Northridge) came in third with a score of 236.30.
The team will take a break from competition and will be back in action Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at the House of Champions in Indianapolis. Check ballstatesports.com for more news and updates on women’s swimming and diving. You can follow the team on Twitter @BSUswimdive.