Oilers Perform Well in Day Three of Conference Championships

Oilers Perform Well in Day Three of Conference Championships


Canton, Ohio - The University of Findlay men's and women's swimming and diving teams competed in day three of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC)/Mountain East Conference (MEC) championships on Friday, February 14. The men's team is in the lead after three days of action, as they have 1113 points total. The women's team is currently in second place with a total of 1164.5 points. 


Breaking more records was senior Hanna Cederholm in the 100 yard breastroke, as she zoomed to the wall with a time of 1:01.97, which is a new meet record, a new school record, (previously held by her), and is fast enough to qualify her for the provisional B mark in the event. Sophomore Kristina Coleman earned herself a silver medal in the event as she clocked in at 1:05.06. And not far behind was freshman Rachel Poling, who took fourth place at a time of 1:05.62. 

In the 100 yard backstroke, sophomore Chris McFarland broke her own meet record in the event as she came away with gold with a time of 55.74, which also earns her a provisional B mark in the event. Her old record took place last year and was a time of 56.23. Junior Payton Zess took silver with a time of 57.19. Two more Oilers did well in the event as junior Sarah Miles took fourth as she touched the wall at 59.34, and junior Brette Klopp finished in sixth with a time of 59.91. 

Senior Katy Kouvaris took the gold medal in the 200 yard butterfly, coming in at 2:07.82. Junior Ashton Klopp earned bronze with a time of 2:09.76. 

Sophomore Leah Vander Roest earned herself a conference championship in the one meter diving, as she had a final score of 261.30 in the event. 

The women's 800 yard freestyle relay team of Zess, Miles, junior Murphy Vance, and Brette Klopp took the bronze at a time of 7:57.54. 


And once again, freshman Timothy Stollings adds to the record book and his trophy case as he took another conference championship in the 100 yard backstroke with a blazing time of 48.53, which is a new meet record, a new school record, (previously held by him), and also earns him a provisional B mark. Freshman Jaeger Loran finished at a steady 51.55, which earned him third place overall. Freshman Alex Wisler took seventh place in the event as he clocked in at 53.52. 

Senior Isaac Stretch broke a new meet record in the 100 yard breastroke as he sped to the wall in 55.64 seconds, earning himself a conference championship. Senior Adam Stretch steadily moved along to a fourth place finish, clocking in with a time of 57.19. 

The men's 800 yard freestyle team consisting of senior Trent Williams, Loran, sophomore Jared Toaz, and junior Nathan Bourne took the silver medal in the event as they clocked in at 7:00.15. 

In the 200 yard butterfly, junior Paul Pavala took the bronze as he finished with a time of 1:52.85. Bourne (1:56.20) and freshman Colin Martin (1:57.59) took seventh and eighth place, respectively. 

Toaz paced his way to a seventh place finish in the 500 yard freestyle, coming in at a time of 4:51.22. 

The Oilers will wrap up action tomorrow on Saturday, February 15, as both teams are on the quest to win their third consecutive conference championship.