The Cardinals finished the three-day event with 317 points to place sixth among the eight-team field. Toledo won the meet with 635 points and was followed by Ohio (612), Miami (524), Buffalo (448), Eastern Michigan (392), BSU, Akron (287) and Bowling Green (268).
“The women’s swimming and diving team had a tremendous championship meet. In the early fall our team set out to accomplish several team and individual goals and I truly feel that we accomplished all of those and more,” head coach Laura Seibold-Caudill said. “We set 11 new Ball State school records and came within tenths of a second to several more. We had lifetime-best performances from nearly every team member this past weekend, which led to more than 65 more points scored than last year as we moved up two places in the team scoring.”
Ball State's top events of the final day came in the 200 breast and 200 fly as sophomores Bridgette Ruehl (Lowell, Ind./Lowell) and Mallory Miles (Holland, Ind./Southridge) claimed the school-records with a third-place finish (2:14.28) and fourth-place performance of 2:01.08, respectively.
In the 100 free preliminaries and finals, sophomore Haley Richter added two 12th-place performances (51.09 and 51.10), good for the second-best and third-best individual times in program history.
Junior Katelyn Pratt-Collins (Greenville, Ohio/Greenville) posted a record in the 200 back with a 13th-place finish (2:01.93), while freshman Kayla Hussey (Goshen, Ind./Goshen) added a ninth-place performance and second-best individual time in program history in the 1650 free with a time of 16:59.08.
“I was incredibly proud of our ladies and all that they did this weekend both as individual performances and as a team as all year we worked very close together as a team and emphasized the importance of ‘team’ which I felt was the key to our success this weekend,” Seibold-Caudill said. “I was so very proud of every team member this weekend and all that they have accomplished at the meet as well as all year long. More importantly, I was so very proud of how these ladies how they pulled together as a team and represented Ball State and Ball State Swimming and Diving. As a coach, I set a goal for this team to make this year the best ever and I truly feel that they did just that.”
The Cardinals concluded the league meet with the 400 freestyle relay as Richter joined senior Nicole Saulters (Highland, Ind./Highland), freshman Carlena Magley (Waterloo, Ind./DeKalb) and sophomore Emily Wisolek (Middlebury, Ind./Northridge) to clock in at a record-setting time of 3:24.82 for a fourth-place finish .
Also, for their performances during the league meet, Miles and Ruehl earned All-MAC Second Team honors.
DAY THREE RESULTS
200 Back Prelims
15th – Katelyn Pratt-Collins (2:02.30)
20th – Sara Hostetler (2:04.14)
21st – Jackie Iglesias (2:06.10)
13th – Katelyn Pratt-Collins (2:01.93) - Second-Best Individual Time in Program History
100 Free Prelims
12th – Haley Richter (51.10) - Third-Best Individual Time in Program History
15th – Carlena Magley (51.15)
T-20th – Emily Wisolek (51.39)
T-20th – Nicole Saulters (51.39)
22nd – Mia Miller (51.57)
28th – Jillian Bischoff (52.15)
38th – Mallory Przybylinski (54.03)
12th – Haley Richter (51.09) - Second-Best Individual Time in Program History
16th – Carlena Magley (52.47)
200 Breast Prelims
3rd – Bridgette Ruehl (2:17.12)
7th – Stacey Wierman (2:17.77)
23rd – Mackenzie Imbro (2:21.24)
24th – Cori Vormohr (2:22.06)
3rd – Bridgette Ruehl (2:14.28) - Best Individual Time in Program History
7th – Stacey Wierman (2:17.98)
200 Fly Prelims
6th – Mallory Miles (2:01.59)
21st – Kayla Hussey (2:07.58)
4th – Mallory Miles (2:01.08) - Best Individual Time in Program History
9th – Kayla Hussey (16:59.08) - Second-Best Individual Time in Program History
– Cheyanne Jackson (17:29.05)
400 Freestyle Relay
AKRON, Ohio – Records continued to fall for the Ball State women's swimming & diving team after the second day of the 2012 Mid-American Conference Championships Friday, hosted by Akron at Oliver J. Ocasek Natatorium.
After day two, Toledo leads the meet with 395 points, followed by Ohio (384), Miami (363), Buffalo (320), Eastern Michigan (255), BSU (219), Akron (202) and Bowling Green (179).
The Cardinals jumped from eighth to fifth in the standings behind strong efforts from sophomore Mallory Miles (Holland, Ind./Southridge) again who dominated in the 100 fly preliminaries, posting a third-place time of 54.35 for a program-record.
Sophomores Emily Wisolek (Middlebury, Ind./Northridge) also returned to her winning ways as she tallied a second school record in the 200 free with a fifth-place finish (1:50.13), while sophomore Bridgette Ruehl (Lowell, Ind./Lowell) added a program record in the 100 breast with a third-place finish (1:01.77).
Then in the 100 back, senior Nicole Saulters (Highland, Ind./Highland) clocked in at 55.89 for tenth-place, tallying the third-best individual time in program history in the event.
In the relay events, freshman Carlena Magley (Waterloo, Ind./DeKalb) joined Miles, Ruehl and Richter on the record-setting 200 medley relay for a fifth-place finish, clocking in at 1:42.18, while sophomore Cheyanne Jackson (Atlanta, Ind./Hamilton Heights) and junior Jillian Bischoff combined with Richter and Wisolek on the fifth-place record-setting 800 freestyle relay (7:26.86).
On the 3-meter diving board semifinals, senior Christina Riordan (Homewood, Ill./Homewood Flossmoor) led the Cardinals with a third-place score of 294.75.
Ball State returns on the final day of the 2012 MAC Women's Swimming & Diving Championships Saturday from Akron’s Oliver J. Ocasek Natatorium.
DAY TWO RESULTS
400 IM Prelims
16th – Katelyn Pratt-Collins (4:30.71)
18th – Mackenzie Imbro (4:31.50)
14th – Katelyn Pratt-Collins (4:30.00)
100 Fly Prelims
3rd – Mallory Miles (54.35) - Best Individual Time in Program History
8th – Sara Hostetler (55.31)
15th – Haley Richter (56.16)
7th – Mallory Miles (55.15)
8th – Sara Hostetler (55.60)
9th – Haley Richter (55.18)
200 Free Prelims
7th - Emily Wisolek (1:50.60)
15th – Jillian Bischoff (1:52.55)
20th – Carlena Magley (1:53.27)
21st – Cheyanne Jackson (1:53.61)
25th – Mia Miller (1:53.96)
40th – Mallory Przybylinski (2:01.83)
5th – Emily Wisolek (1:50.13) - Best Individual Time in Program History
13th – Jillian Bischoff (1:51.76)
100 Breast Prelims
2nd – Bridgette Ruehl (1:01.79)
13th – Stacey Wierman (1:04.18)
21st – Cori Vormohr (1:04.82)
3rd – Bridgette Ruehl (1:01.77) - Best Individual Time in Program History
13th – Stacey Wierman (1:04.05)
100 Back Prelims
9th – Katelyn Pratt-Collins (56.05)
10th – Jackie Iglesias (56.18)
12th – Nicole Saulters (56.24)
21st – Haley Richter (57.13)
28th – Sara Hostetler (57.60)
10th – Nicole Saulters (55.89) – Third-Best Individual Time in Program History
13th – Katelyn Pratt-Collins (56.16)
14th – Jackie Iglesias (56.22)
200 Medley Relay
3-Meter Diving Semis
3rd - Christina Riordan (294.75)
800 Freestyle Relay Finals
AKRON, Ohio - The Ball State women's swimming and diving team ranks eighth among eight teams after the first day of the 2012 Mid-American Conference Women's Swimming & Diving Championships, hosted by Akron at Oliver J. Ocasek Natatorium.
The Cardinals finished the opening day of the three-day meet with 76 points. Ohio is first with 239 points and is followed by Buffalo (162), Toledo (159), Miami (144.5). Eastern Michigan (134), Akron (95), Bowling Green (82.5) and BSU.
Wisolek tallied an eighth-place finish in the 500 free preliminaries, clocking in at 4:54.95, good for the second-best individual time in program history, and later returned in the finals to post a seventh-place finish (4:58.42).
Miles led a quintet of Cardinals in the 200 IM, tallying 15th place with a time of 2:04.49. She then returned in the finals and blasted the school record away with a phenomenal 2:03.13, good for 10th place.
In the relay events, senior Nicole Saulters (Highland, Ind./Highland) combined with sophomore Mia Miller (Goshen, Ind./Goshen), junior Jillian Bischoff (Atlanta Ind./Hamilton Heights) and freshman Carlena Magley (Waterloo, Ind./DeKalb) on the sixth-place 200 freestyle relay (1:34.02).
Sophomores Bridgette Ruehl (Lowell, Ind./Lowell) and Haley Richter (Roanoke, Ind./Columbia City) also joined Saulters and Magley on the sixth-place record-setting 400 medley relay to clock in at 3:44.30.
Ball State returns to action in the 2012 MAC Women's Swimming & Diving Championships Friday from Akron’s Oliver J. Ocasek Natatorium.
500 Free Prelims
8th - Emily Wisolek (4:54.95) - Second-Best Individual Time in Program History
20th - Cheyanne Jackson (5:00.45)
25th – Jillian Bischoff (5:03.65)
29th – Kayla Hussey (5:05.86)
7th - Emily Wisolek (4:58.42)
200 IM Prelims
15th – Mallory Miles (2:04.49)
23rd - Jackie Iglesias (2:06.47)
29th - Bridgette Ruehl (2:08.12)
31st – Mackenzie Imbro (2:08.67)
34th – Stacey Wierman (2:09.63)
10th - Mallory Miles (2:03.13) - Best Individual Time in Program History
50 Freestyle Prelims
21st – Nicole Saulters (23.83)
23rd – Carlena Magley (23.88)
25th – Mia Miller (23.95)
31st - Mallory Przybylinski (24.19)
- Cori Vormohr (24.41)
1-Meter Diving Prelims
13th – Christina Riordan (246.90)
14th - Whitney Adams (244.85)
14th – Christina Riordan (249.20)
15th – Whitney Adams (245.45)
200 Freestyle Relay
400 Medley Relay