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Swimmers set 2 records During Day 1 of MWC Championships

February 16, 2018

Grinnell, IA -- The Beloit College Swimming & Diving team had two record breaking performance on Day 1 of the Midwest Conference Swimming & Diving Championships, which are happening at Grinnell College this weekend.

After the first day the Buccaneer Men are sixth and the Women are fourth.  The host school leads both ends.

In the prelims on Friday morning Morgan Nicholson (Longwood, FL) broke her own 50 free record in a time of 25.10, and she came back in the finals on Friday night and broke the record again finishing in sixth place with a new school record of 25.00.  In the 500 free Somer Stoffregen (Loves Park, IL) broke her own record in the prelims going 5:25.53 and she bettered that mark in the finals on Friday night with a new record of 5:23.78 good for a fifth place finish.  Bri Stoffregen (Loves Park, IL) finished fifth in the women’s 200 yard individual Medley with a time of 2:17.40

The women’s 200 yard freestyle relay of Kaylie Williams (Kelseyville, CA), Katie Kennedy (Galesburg, IL), Somer Stoffregen and Heather Warner (Cerritos, CA) was seventh while the women’s 400 yard medley relay of Alex Kohn (Freeport, IL), Somer Stoffregen, Bri Stoffregen and Morgan Nicholson was fifth with a time of 4:22.68.

Joe Stephenson (Milwaukee, WI)  had a great day in the Men’s 50 free going 22.20 in the prelims and finishing third in the finals with a time of 21.74, which is also a personal best for him.  Will Kangas-Olson (Bovey, MN) finished third in the Men’s 1 meter diving with a score of 393.55.

The Men’s 200 year free relay of John Rose III, David Morris (Nassau, Bahamas), Mesach Roberts (Nassau, Bahamas) and Joe Stephenson was 5th in a time of 1:32.72 while the men’s 400 yard medley relay finished seventh in 3:52.63

Arron Jolly (Rockton, IL) also picked up points for the Men’s team finishing 16th in the men’s 500 yard freestyle

Day 2 of the Championships begins with prelims at 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning.  Finals are scheduled for 5:30 p.m.