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Records Fall on Final Day of MWC Championships, Women Fifth, Men Seventh

February 18, 2018

Grinnell, IA -- The Beloit College Swimming & Diving team saw three more school records fall while the Women’s team finished fifth and the Men's team finished seventh as the Midwest Conference Swimming & Diving Championships wrapped up Sunday.

Leading the way for the Buccaneer women was Somer Stoffregen who finished sixth in the 1650 meter freestyle in new record setting time of 18:40.96 breaking the 2016 record of 19:01.97 set by Al Nichols. Bri Stoffregen finished 9th in the women’s 100 meter freestyle in a time of 55.03 breaking her own record of 55.18 set earlier this year. The women’s 400 free relay which comprised of Morgan Nicholson, Alex Kohn Somer Stoffregen and Bri Stoffregen finished 4th with a school record time of 3:46.17 breaking the 2010 record set by Matchinske-Brehmer, Parsons, Law and Jones. In the finals Morgan Nicholson broke the school record in the 100 freestyle that was set by Bri Stoffregen by going 54.32 in the leadoff leg of the 400 meter freestyle relay.

Also securing points for the Buccaneers were Mesach Roberts, 12th in the 1650 yard freestyle, Matt Shea, 15th in the 1650 yard freestyle; Mesach Roberts, 11th in the 200 yard backstroke, Alex Kohn , 9th in the 200 yard backstroke, Joe Stephenson, 13th in the 100 yard freestyle, Heather Warner, 13th in the 200 yard breaststroke, Aaron Jolly, 9th in the 200 yard butterfly, Matt Shea,  10th in the 200 yard butterfly and the Men’s 400 freestyle relay of John Rose III, Aaron Jolly, Mesach Roberts and Joe Stephenson in seventh.


Women’s MWC Championships Final Rankings

1)      Grinnell College          954.5

2)      Lake Forest College    681

3)      Lawrence University   564.5

4)      Ripon College             296

5)      Beloit College             254

6)      Illinois College            238

7)      Monmouth College     65

8)      Knox College              150

Men’s MWC Championship Final Rankings

1)      Grinnell College          928

2)      Lake Forest College    667

3)      Ripon College             402

4)      Lawrence University   388

5)      Monmouth College     301

6)      Illinois College            285

7)      Beloit College             222

8)      Knox College              134