|Concordia set two school records and had a top 10 finish in the first day of the MIAC Championship Meet on Thursday.|
Two Records And A Top 10!
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: February 18, 2010
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (2/18/10)-- Concordia set two school records and posted a top 10 finish in the first day of the 2010 MIAC Championship Meet on Thursday at the University of Minnesota.
Freshman Amanda Suchanek and the 200-yard freestyle relay set program records and Katie Coleman finished 10th in the 500-yard freestyle as the Cobbers racked up 42 team points and are in eighth place after the first 12 events of the conference meet.
Suchanek swam a 25.39 in the preliminary heat of the 50-yard freestyle and broke the school record of 25.63 set back in 2005 by Cami Hendrickson. Unfortunately for Suchanek and the Cobbers her time was only the 23rd fastest of the meet and she failed to qualify for the finals.
The only Concordia swimmer to qualify for the finals on the first day was Coleman who clocked a 5:22.76 in the prelims of the 500-yard freestyle and qualified for the "B" final. Coleman then raced to a 5:17.53 in the finals and finished in 10th place. That time is only .39 of a second off the school record and is a personal best for Coleman. The 10th-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle marks the second straight year she has finished 10th in the event at the MIAC Meet. Last year she finished with a time of 5:19.87.
In the second-to-last event of the night, Coleman teamed with Suchanek, Aleina Weisz and Sarah Ament in the 200-yard freestyle relay and recorded a school-record time of 1:42.49. That mark broke the old program record of 1:43.66 set back in 2004. The Cobber quartet finished eighth in the race at the meet and grabbed 22 big team points.
Concordia will return to the U of M pool on Friday at 10:30 a.m. for the preliminary heats of day 2. Day 2 finals are scheduled to start at 6 p.m.