December 4, 2011

SPORTS: Swimming And Diving Break Records In Ypsilanti

by Kelsey Renbarger

The IUPUI men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams returned to the pool this weekend at the Eastern Michigan Invitational in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The teams put together a series of seasonal bests and saw two records fall at the meet.

Alexis Laird swam into a new IUPUI school record in both backstroke events. Laid placed fifth in the 200-meter backstroke with a 2:05:64 time, and ninth in the 100-meter backstroke at 58:42.

Adding another season best performance, Elizabeth Bourgeois placed ninth in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 53:57. She posted the fourth best time in school history with a 57:79 time in the 100-meter fly, placing seventh in the invitational.

Brittany Broyer bettered her season by over seven seconds, with a 1,650 freestyle time of 18:16:96. This was the second best time in program history.

The men had three swimmers place in the IUPUI Top 10. Alexander Nunnely had the fourth-best time in men’s history in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:45:13, he also moved into the 10th place spot in the 100 freestyle with a 48:65 time.

Adam Ferguson set the record for the second-best time in school history placing 12th in the 200 breaststroke with a 2:10:34 time.

Finally, Tony Carrol finished 10th in the 200 IM Freestyle at 1:58:99.

Additionally, women swimmers Margaret Barber and Jenny Oleksiak placed 10th in the 200 freestyle and 200 breast stroke, respectively.

The Jaguars will swim again January 20, 2012, when IUPUI hosts Saint Louis, Xavier and Western Illinois at the Natatorium.

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