JENISON, Mich. - The Wayne State University women’s team and the Grand Valley State University men’s team are in the lead after Day 3 of the 2012 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Swimming and Diving Championships, being held at the Jenison Aquatics Center in Jenison, Mich.
Friday’s finals session started with Wayne State University freshman Kei Cze Prentis placing first in the 400-yard individual medley with an NCAA “B” cut time of 4:27.73. Two swimmers attained NCAA “A” cuts in the men’s 400-yard individual medley, led by Wayne State junior Joaquin Abascal Gallegos, who finished first with a time of 3:55.78, and University of Indianapolis junior Daniel Chan, who finished second with a time of 3:56.25.
A total of seven swimmers earned “B” cuts in the women’s 100-yard butterfly. Wayne State freshman Gloria Martin Perez finished first with a time of 55.91. Grand Valley State senior Aaron Beebe placed first in the men’s 100-yard butterfly with an “A” cut time of 47.71. All eight finalists recorded NCAA “B” cuts or better in the event.
UIndy junior Maura Donahue led a group of seven swimmers who earned “B” cuts at in the women’s 200-yard freestyle finals when she posted a time of 1:50.68. WSU senior Andrey Seryy claimed the men’s 200-yard freestyle crown with an “A” cut and GLIAC Championships record time of 1:37.37.
Wayne State sophomore Kayla Scott won the women’s 100-yard breaststroke with an “A” cut time of 1:02.14, while Ashland University junior Cheyne Fisher took the men’s 100-yard breaststroke with a “B” cut time of 54.82.
Ashland junior Julie Widmann placed first in the 100-yard backstroke with a “B” cut time of 55.66, while GVSU senior Raphael Santos claimed the men’s 100-yard backstroke with a “B” cut time of 49.16.
Wayne State took two of the top three places in the women’s one-meter diving event as WSU junior Carly Sevald placed first with 423.05 points, while junior Emily Mitzelfeld took third with 404.40 points.
The Wayne State 800-yard freestyle relay team took the event final in an NCAA “A” cut time of 7:38.80, the GVSU took the crown in the men’s 800-yard freestyle relay with a GLIAC Championship and pool record time of 6:39.19.
The 2012 GLIAC Swimming and Diving Championships resume Saturday morning with the Day four preliminaries.
Team scores through the first 29 events are listed below.
Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 29
- Wayne State – 703.00
- Grand Valley State – 422.50
- Indianapolis – 323.50
- Ashland – 292.00
- Northern Michigan – 287.00
- Hillsdale –252.00
- Findlay – 221.00
- Lewis – 127.00
- Lake Erie – 87.00
Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 29
- Grand Valley State – 572.00
- Wayne State – 527.00
- Ashland 358.00
- Indianapolis – 330.00
- Lewis – 209.00
- Findlay – 177.00
- Lake Erie – 164.00