BUFFALO, N.Y. – Mallory Miles and Bridgette Ruehl won gold for the Cardinals on day two of the 2013 Women’s Swimming and Diving MAC Championships. Ball State had an impressive showing on the second day of competition with several school records broken and personal-best times set.
Ball State is now in seventh place out of eight teams with 239 points. Miami University leads the championship with 439 points.
Miles swam a school-record 53.64 in the 100 fly championship finals to capture her first-career MAC gold medal. Miles’ time also set a pool record at the UB Natatorium and was good for a NCAA B cut. Haley Richter finished fifth in the finals with a time of 54.30. Miles and Richter finished second and fourth in the preliminaries in the morning session. Richter’s 54.13 in the morning preliminaries put her at second all-time in school history.
Ruehl turned in a school record, pool record and NCAA B cut time of 1:00.58 in the 100 breast finals to win her first-career MAC gold. Ruehl set a school record in the morning session when she finished first in the preliminaries with a time of 1:01.00. In the consolation finals heat, Stacey Wierman finished 10th with a time of 1:03.71. In the morning session, Wierman turned in the fourth-fastest time in Cardinal history with a 1:03.44.
The 200 medley relay of Katelyn Pratt, Bridgette Ruehl, Haley Richter and Carlena Magley turned in a school-record time of 1:40.53 to finish in fourth place. In the 800 free relay, Emily Wisolek, Jillian Bischoff, Cheyanne Jackson and Haley Richter turned in the second-fastest time in school history at 7:28.11 for sixth place.
In the 200 free, Emily Wisolek finished fifth in the championship final with a time of 1:50.26. In the morning session Wisolek set a school record and had the top time with a clocking of 1:49.31. Carlena Magley turned in the sixth-fastest time in school history in the preliminaries with at time of 1:52.22. Jillian Bischoff and Cheyanne Jackson turned in times of 1:52.86 and 1:53.74 while Elaine Pitsas set a personal-best time of 1:54.39.
In the 100 back, Katelyn Pratt set a school record in the preliminaries with a time of 55.40. She would clock a 55.75 in the championship finals for seventh place. Larah Beaver turned in a 56.19 in the consolation finals which puts her fifth in the all-time record books for Ball State. Jackie Iglesias turned in a 57.24 in the preliminaries.
In the 400 IM, Katelyn Pratt came in 15th and clocked a 4:30.87 in the consolation final heat. In the morning session, Pratt turned in a 4:27.15 which was the fifth-fastest time in Ball State history. Kayla Hussey and Leighann Mattson turned in personal-bests with times of 4:39.58 and 4:41.07 respectively.
In the 100 fly, Mackenzie Imbro’s time of 56.61 in the morning preliminaries puts her 10th in the record books all-time for BSU. In the 100 breast, Cori Vormohr equaled her personal-best by clocking a 1:04.82. Sumaiyah Ahmad turned in a personal-best time of 1:05.18 in the preliminaries.
Action wraps up tomorrow at the UB Natatorium. Be sure to check ballstatesports.com for results and you can also watch the event live and get live stats by checking mac-sports.com.