Women’s Swim & Dive Remains In Second Place After Day Two Of MIAC Championships Posted on February 20th, 2016 by


MINNEAPOLIS – The Gustavus women’s swimming and diving team remains in second place after day two of the MIAC Championships, but the gap between first place St. Thomas has widened to 90.5 points. The Gusties have 479 points, while the Tommies have moved out in front with 569.5 points.

“The women had a rough morning but came back tonight and everyone swam faster than they did in the prelims, some significantly faster,” Head Coach Jon Carlson said.

Hayley Booher set a school record in the 400 IM.

Hayley Booher set a school record in the 400 IM.

Hayley Booher (Jr., Warren, Vt.) continued to impress as she won the 400 individual medley with a NCAA B-qualifying time of 4:30.4, breaking Alissa Tinklenberg’s school record by 0.21 seconds, which was set in 2013. Linnea Rizzo (Fy., Woodbury, Minn.) also tallied an NCAA B-qualifying time in the 400 IM at 4:35.38, which was good for fourth place.

“Hayley Booher dropped 10 seconds in the 400 IM to set a school record was absolutely inspiring to the rest of the team,” Carlson said. “It was a great way to start the meet off.”

Kate Reilly (So., Hastings, Minn.) also garnered a gold with an NCAA B-qualifying time of 56.67 in the 100 freestyle.

The 200 medley relay team of Booher, Tarin Anding (Sr., Sartell, Minn.), Reilly, and Maggie Webster (Fy., Apple Valley, Minn.) took second with a time of 1:45.54, qualifying for NCAA B. The 800 freestyle relay team of Rizzo, Booher, Nicole Lohman (Jr., Mankato, Minn.) and Leah Anderson (Sr., Apple Valley, Minn.) also took second in 1:55.37.

Individually, Anderson took second in the 200 freestyle in 1:53.91, and Anding took fourth in the 100 breaststroke, touching the wall in 1:06.55.

The MIAC Championships wrap up Saturday with prelims at 10:30 a.m. and finals at 6:30 p.m.


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