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Women's Swim and Dive Drops to Buffalo, 165-135

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: February 01, 2014
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MUNCIE, Ind. – The Ball State women’s swimming and diving team dropped a 165-135 contest to Buffalo at Lewellen Aquatics Center on Saturday afternoon on senior day. Seniors Haley Richter, Bridgette Ruehl and Stacey Wierman earned individual wins on the day along with freshman Katie Horn.

The meet started off with the 200 medley relay of Mallory Miles, Bridgette Ruehl, Haley Richter and Carlena Magley finishing second in a close race with a time of 1:45.98.

The Cardinals finished 2-3-4 in the 1000 free led by Kayla Hussey who turned in a season-best 10:48.94. Cheyanne Jackson touched next with a 10:50.71 followed by Leighann Mattson with an 11:01.48.

Emily Wisolek turned in a second place time for Ball State in the 200 free with a 1:56.67 followed by Jordan VanWinkle with a 1:56.96 for fourth place. Elaine Pitsas finished with a time of 2:02.06.

Ball State would get its first win of the meet from Haley Richter in the 100 back with a 58.16. Larah Beaver would follow with a season-best time of 58.56 while Allie Kolz turned in a 1:02.54.

Bridgette Ruehl continued the win streak for Ball State with a 1:05.25 in the 100 breast. Stacey Wierman finished second with a 1:07.07 while Sumaiyah Ahmad touched at 1:09.41.

Freshman Katie Horn was the third victory for the Cardinals out-touching teammate Mallory Miles with a 2:09.19. Miles would touch at 2:09.63 while Kayla Hussey finished at 2:19.33.

Carlena Magley finished second in the 50 free with a 24.48 while Audrey Rodawig and Jessica Extine touched at 24.88 and 25.09. The score was close going into the first diving event with Ball State up 66-65.

In the 3-meter diving competition all three divers finished with season-bests led by Madie Zirzow who earned second place with a 279.38. Quinn Bixler finished third with a 250.80 while Brittany Penn followed in fourth with a 240.53.

Coming out of the diving break, Carlena Magley finished second in the 100 free with a 53.32. Jordan VanWinkle and Jessica Extine touched at 54.57 and 55.66.

Larah Beaver finished second in the 200 back with a season-best time of 2:09.08 followed by Mallory Miles with a 2:09.80 for third. Allie Kolz finished with a 2:12.61 while Kimberly Scott and Genevieve Hayes turned in times of 2:14.59 and 2:17.63 in exhibition.

In the 200 breast Stacey Wierman her first win of the season with a season-best 2:22.18 edging out Bridgette Ruehl with a 2:22.24. Sumaiyah Ahmad finished with a 2:30.69.

Emily Wisolek led the way in the 500 free with a third place time of 5:09.50 followed by Cheyanne Jackson and Jordan VanWinkle with times of 5:14.99 and 5:17.22.

Haley Richter earned her second event win of the day in the 100 fly with a season-best time of 55.75. Mallory Miles finished third with a 58.74 while Katie Horn earned fifth with a 58.82. Heading into the final diving event Buffalo was in the lead 125-120.

Madie Zirzow finished second in the 1-meter diving with a scores of 241.65. Quinn Bixler finished in fourth with a 229.35 while Brittany Penn earned a 219.90.

In the 200 IM, Stacey Wierman was the top Cardinals finisher with a season-best time of 2:12.21. Kimberly Scott and Allie Kolz ended with times of 2:15.46 and 2:17.97 respectively. Jackie Iglesias, Sumaiyah Ahmad and Jessica Extine swam as exhibition swimmers in the event and finished with times of 2:17.18, 2:20.32 and 2:23.02.

The 400 free relay of Carlena Magley, Jordan VanWinkle, Audrey Rodawig and Haley Richter finished second with a time of 3:31.08.

Congratulations to seniors Sumaiyah Ahmad, Jackie Iglesias, Cheyanne Jackson, Mallory Miles, Haley Richter, Bridgette Ruehl, Stacey Wierman and Emily Wisolek on the years on dedication to the Ball State women’s swimming and diving program.

The team will travel to Columbus, Ohio to compete in its last regular season event of the year at the Ohio State Winter Invitational Saturday, Feb. 8 and Sunday, Feb. 9. Check for more news and information about Ball State women’s swimming and diving.

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