Findlay, Ohio – The University of Findlay men's and women's swimming and diving teams hosted Wayne State University on Friday, January 17 in Sink Natatorium, the final home event of the year for the Oilers. With 32 events scored, Wayne State's men's team, ranked no. 14 in the country by collegeswimming.com, defeated Findlay by a score of 159-130 while the Warriors' women's team, ranked no. 16, also won, 165-126.
Freshman Tim Stollings competed in the 50-yard backstroke where he out-touched Wayne State's Franz Mueller by two one-hundredths, winning the event with a time of 24.05. In the 50 yard butterfly, Stollings picked up another top finish, pacing the competition with a time of 22.72. He was not done yet. The first year Oiler wrapped up his day in the 100 yard IM where he beat a field that consisted of all Findlay swimmers, winning the race with a 54.28.
In the 50 yard breaststroke, senior Isaac Stretch powered his way to a first-place finish, winning with a time of 26.37. Stretch also won in the 100-yard breaststroke, touching the wall in a time of 58.30. Stretch also led off the men's 200-yard freestyle relay team that took first place. Stretch teamed up with freshman Alex Wisler, freshman Colin Martin, and senior Trent Williams to finish in a time of 1:25.99.
In the 1000 yard freestyle, senior Sydney Zimdars took the top spot, finishing in a time of 11:07.22, almost six seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.
Sophomore Chris McFarland finished the 50-yard backstroke in 27.07 to take first place. She also won the 50-yard freestyle later on in the evening. McFarland finished that race in a time of 25.13. She later participated in the 100-yard backstroke where her time of 58.90 was good enough for first.
Findlay's two-time defending G-MAC Swimmer of the Week, senior Hanna Cederholm, won the 50-yard breaststroke, finishing in just under 30 seconds at 29.92, a half-second ahead of sophomore teammate Kristina Coleman (30.44). Cederholm also competed in the 100-yard breaststroke where she was less than a second off the NCAA B standard, winning the race with a 1:05.04. A native of Sweden, Cederholm rounded out her day, and career in the Sink, in the 100 yard IM with a victory, breaking the one-minute mark (59.65).
In the 50 yard butterfly, senior Katy Kouvaris finished in a time of 26.32, earning her a first-place finish in her final race in the Sink Natatorium.
Findlay jumps back into the pool for the final time of the regular season tomorrow, Jan. 18 when they head to Grand Valley State to take on the Lakers. That event will begin at 1:00 pm and will be streamed on ESPN3.