Eastern finds some success in the water in day one's competition in Ohio

Both Eastern Michigan University’s men’s and women’s swim teams began competition at the Ohio State Winter Invitational on Saturday.

For the women’s team, Clarice Daniel had a personal best time of 4:26.76 in the 400 yard IM, placing second behind Zara Bailey, from the Ohio State University. Bailey swam the 400 yard IM in 4:21.06. They were the only two swimmers to qualify for the championship round.

Both Connor Fotsch and Nate Schingoethe took secured second place finishes for the men’s team.

Fotsch swam the 100 yard butterfly in 49.74 losing to Gregory Nymberg of the Ohio State University by two tenths of a second. Nymberg’s time of 49.54 placed him first of the nine swimmers to qualify for the championship heat.

Schingoethe lost out to Max Jelen of Miami of Ohio University in the 100 yard backstroke. Schingoethe times of 50.92 was narrowly beaten by Jelen who won the race in 50.77. Only 3 of the original 8 competitors qualified for the championship heat.

Sunday’s results occurred after The Eastern Echo’s print deadline. They can be found in our online edition. Complete results from Saturday’s competition can be found here, courtesy of EMU Athlethics.

EMU Women’s Individual Results (* signifies a personal best)

Finals Prelims
500-yard Freestyle
3. Murslack, Allison 5:02.37 5:01.55*
4. Yockey, Rosalie 5:04.32* 5:11.16
100-yard Butterfly
8. Trace, Betsy 57.93* 58.26
100-yard Backstroke
13. Trace, Betsy 1:00.36 59.91*
400-yard IM
2. Daniel, Clarice 4:26.76* 4:29.77
100-yard Freestyle
6. Newell, Hannah 53.11 52.74*
7. Saddler, Abby 53.18* 53.38
16. Vigneron, Pauline 55.88
EMU Men’s Individual Results (* signifies a personal best)
Finals Prelims
500-yard Freestyle
4. Berning, Kristian 4:33.42* 4:35.35
6. Flores, Rodolfo 4:43.79* 4:41.91
9. Kreider, Josh 4:46.71*
100-yard Butterfly
2. Fotsch, Connor 49.74* 50.27
3. Moore, Kevin 50.23* 50.57
7. MacDonald, Miles 51.25 51.08*
8. Schmitter-Sanchez, Axel 51.81 51.56
100-yard Breaststroke
6. Hahn, Bryan 56.10* 56.24
7. Schwarz, Grant 57.34 56.57
8. Finnigan, Conner 57.49 56.82*
9. Buzard, Chris 58.76 58.14*
100-yard Backstroke
2. Schingoethe, Nate 50.92 51.16
3. Wasberg, Craig 53.24 51.94*
5. Brinkhoff, Erik 51.70*
400-yard IM
3. McNally, Ethan 3:59.12* 4:05.76
100-yard Freestyle
7. Fotsch, Connor 46.10* 46.13
12. Berning, Kristian 46.07* 46.47
14. Brinkhoff, Erik 46.21* 46.71
15. Moore, Kevin 46.69* 46.86
16. Kreider Josh 47.12* 47.21
17. MacDonald, Miles 47.19* 46.77
20. Buzard, Chris 48.69 47.62*
22. Schmitter-Sanchez, Axel 47.96* 48.10


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