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Bucs Continue to Break Records at MWC Championships

February 17, 2018

Grinnell, IA -- The Beloit College Swimming & Diving team had three record breaking performances on Day 2 of the Midwest Conference Swimming & Diving Championships, which are happening at Grinnell College this weekend.

After the second day the Buccaneer Men are seventh and the Women are fifth.  The host school leads both ends.

The women’s 200 medley relay of Alex Kohn (Freeport, IL), Bri Stoffregen (Loves Park, IL), Katie Kennedy (Galesburg, IL), and Morgan Nicholson (Longwood, FL) set a new school record and finished 5th in a time of 1:56.5.5, they broke the 2013 record of Canny, Moss, Olesch and Phon (1:56.63)   The women’s 800 yard freestyle relay of Somer Stoffregen (Loves Park, IL), Bri Stoffregen, Morgan Nicholson and Alex Kohn also set a new school record finished fourth in a time of 8:21.59 to set a new school record, breaking the 2011 record of 8:33.98 set by Holte, Wolf, Remington and Meltzer.  Somer Stoffregen also set an individual record in the 200 freestyle with a time of  2:01.85.

Earning points for the women were Bri Stoffregen, 5th in the 100 yard butterfly, Morgan Nicholson, 9th in the 100 yard butterfly, Heather Warner, 13th in the 100 breaststroke, and Alex Kohn, 10th in the 100 backstroke.

The men’s 200 yard medley relay of Matthew Shea (Long Beach, CA), Carson McDonald (Oak Park, IL), Aaron Jolly (Rockton, IL) and John Rose III finished 7th in a time of 1:49.01 and the men’s 800 freestyle relay of John Rose III, Aaron Jolly , Mesach Roberts (Nassau, Bahamas) and Joe Stephenson (Milwaukee, WI) finished sixth in a time of 7:38.59.

Others earning points for the men were Karl Weiler (Corvalli, OR), 12th in the 400 yard IM, Matt Shea, 13th in the 400 yard IM, Aaron Jolly, 13th in the 100 yard butterfly, David Morris (Nassau, Bahamas), 13th in the 100 yard butterfly, John Rose III, 12th in the 200 yard freestyle, Joe Stephenson, 14th in the 200 yard freestyle, Mesach Roberts, 12th in the100 backstroke, and David Morris, 16th in the 100 backstroke.

Day 3 of the Championships begins with prelims at 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning.  Finals are scheduled for 4:00 p.m.