Indian River Qualifies 30 Men and Women for Day 4 Finals of 2018 NJCAA Championships

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Indian River continued their seemingly never-ending streak of dominance during the preliminary session on day four of the 2018 NJCAA Championships by placing 30 swimmers all together in either an A or B final tonight. This further solidifies Indian River as the NJCAA powerhouse it already is.

The women’s 50 butterfly kicked off the morning session with the Indian River trio of Sophia Diagne (25.59), Camryn Wheals (26.27) and Jana Burner (26.54)  taking the top three spots. Iowa Central’s Kaila Valentine will round out the A final with her 27.96.

 Event 39  Women 50 Yard Butterfly
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 NJCAA Record: * 24.62  3/2017    Osianna McReed, Indian River
               1:23.99  QUAL Qualifying Standards
    Name            Age School               Seed    Prelims              
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Diagne, Sophia   19 Indian River-FL     55.73      25.59 QUAL   
  2 Wheals, Camryn   20 Indian River-FL     58.78      26.27 QUAL   
  3 Burner, Jana     20 Iowa Central-IA   1:00.66      26.54 QUAL   
  4 Green, Kenzy     18 Indian River-FL   1:01.18      27.02 QUAL   
  5 Smyth, Reagan    21 Barton-ZZ         1:06.88      27.49 QUAL   
  6 Misech, UB       20 Lincoln-IL        1:02.72      27.56 QUAL   
  7 Aldridge, Abiga     SGSC-GA           1:01.98      27.79 QUAL   
  8 Valentine, Kail  19 Iowa Central-IA   1:03.58      27.96 QUAL

Indian River took another top seed this morning, in the men’s 50 fly with Ruben Van Leeuwen posting a 21.76 ahead of Iowa Central’s Emery Mitch who swam a 22.57 to grab the second spot. Taking the third seed going into tonight will be Indian River’s Tig Pilkington (22.91).

Event 40  Men 50 Yard Butterfly
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 NJCAA Record: * 21.27  3/2017    Nicholas Loomis, Indian River
               1:05.79  QUAL Qualifying Standards
    Name            Age School               Seed    Prelims              
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Van Leeuwen, Ru  20 Indian River-FL     47.86      21.76 QUAL   
  2 Emery, Mitch        Iowa Central-IA     51.66      22.57 QUAL   
  3 Pilkington, Tig  18 Indian River-FL     49.16      22.91 QUAL   
  4 Dean, Caleb      19 Swocc-OR            58.03      23.24 QUAL   
  5 Bloom, Jackson      SGSC-GA             51.56      23.41 QUAL   
  6 Metzger, Benjam  22 MCC                 56.00      23.46 QUAL   
  7 Adams, Tucker    19 Indian River-FL     50.88      23.72 QUAL   
  8 Gantenbein, Daw  20 Barton-ZZ           57.96      24.13 QUAL

The women’s 100 free featured an Indian River six-swimmer takeover with Camryn Wheals (51.75) taking the top seed over her teammate’s Courtney Perrett (52.17) and Malin Wallen (52.48). Barton’s Reagan Smyth will take lane eight in tonight’s A final.

Event 43  Women 100 Yard Freestyle
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 NJCAA Record: * 49.78  2009      Jennifer Marquez, Indian River
               1:12.49  QUAL Qualifying Standards
    Name            Age School               Seed    Prelims              
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Wheals, Camryn   20 Indian River-FL     52.34      51.75 QUAL   
                 24.71        51.75 (27.04)
  2 Perrett, Courtn  20 Indian River-FL     51.57      52.17 QUAL   
                 24.97        52.17 (27.20)
  3 Wallen, Malin    20 Indian River-FL     53.61      52.48 QUAL   
                 25.35        52.48 (27.13)
  3 Watts, Elizabet  18 Indian River-FL     51.71      52.48 QUAL   
                 25.10        52.48 (27.38)
  5 Kennon, Elianna  19 Indian River-FL     52.54      53.10 QUAL   
                 25.07        53.10 (28.03)
  6 Alonso Rivas, S     Iowa Central-IA     54.33      53.46 QUAL   
                 25.65        53.46 (27.81)
  7 Green, Kenzy     18 Indian River-FL     53.87      53.76 QUAL   
                 25.64        53.76 (28.12)
  8 Smyth, Reagan    21 Barton-ZZ           59.33      55.98 QUAL   
                 27.09        55.98 (28.89)

The men’s 100 free saw yet another 1-2-3 posting for Indian River. Tonight’s A final will be centered with Ryen Van Wyk (45.23) in lane four while his teammates Guillaume Bolivard (45.67) and Kevin Bargate (45.95) will flank him in lanes five and six, respectively.

Event 44  Men 100 Yard Freestyle
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 NJCAA Record: * 42.76  3/11/2012 Bradley Tandy, Indian River
                 58.99  QUAL Qualifying Standards
    Name            Age School               Seed    Prelims              
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Van Wyk, Ryen    19 Indian River-FL     44.45      45.23 QUAL   
                 21.71        45.23 (23.52)
  2 Bolivard, Guill  20 Indian River-FL     44.81      45.67 QUAL   
                 21.92        45.67 (23.75)
  3 Bargate, Kevin   19 Indian River-FL     45.28      45.95 QUAL   
                 21.98        45.95 (23.97)
  4 Knaut, Gabriel   19 MCC                 46.31      46.15 QUAL   
                 22.12        46.15 (24.03)
  5 Ingram, Jared    19 Indian River-FL     46.13      46.39 QUAL   
                 22.04        46.39 (24.35)
  6 Elz, Zac            SGSC-GA             47.11      46.95 QUAL   
                 22.51        46.95 (24.44)
  7 Jorgensen, Lass     Iowa Central-IA     47.85      47.64 QUAL   
                 22.59        47.64 (25.05)
  8 Spitz, William   20 Barton-ZZ           49.25      47.92 QUAL   
                 22.39        47.92 (25.53)

Indian River’s Sule van der Merwe posted the fastest time of the morning heats of women’s 200 back with her 2:03.69, which was well quick enough to touch in front of teammate Courtney Stewart who swam a time of 2:05.84. Taking the third spot going into tonight will be MCC’s Alicia Shenal (2:10.71).

Event 45  Women 200 Yard Backstroke
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 NJCAA Record: * 1:58.63  2008      Monica Mialka, Indian River
                 2:57.59  QUAL Qualifying Standards
    Name            Age School               Seed    Prelims              
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Van Der Merwe,   19 Indian River-FL   2:04.19    2:03.69 QUAL   
                 29.20      1:00.07 (30.87)
        1:31.66 (31.59)     2:03.69 (32.03)
  2 Stewart, Courtn  20 Indian River-FL   2:06.89    2:05.84 QUAL   
                 28.85      1:00.48 (31.63)
        1:33.01 (32.53)     2:05.84 (32.83)
  3 Shenal, Alicia   19 MCC               2:16.53    2:10.71 QUAL   
                 30.82      1:03.95 (33.13)
        1:37.42 (33.47)     2:10.71 (33.29)
  4 Engler, Piper    18 Swocc-OR          2:18.81    2:10.92 QUAL   
                 29.48      1:03.01 (33.53)
        1:38.11 (35.10)     2:10.92 (32.81)
  5 Contich, Jillia  19 Indian River-FL   2:14.49    2:11.68 QUAL   
                 30.10      1:03.43 (33.33)
        1:37.75 (34.32)     2:11.68 (33.93)
  6 Furgeson, Colle  19 Lincoln-IL        2:18.35    2:15.34 QUAL   
                 31.13      1:05.26 (34.13)
        1:40.47 (35.21)     2:15.34 (34.87)
  7 Kornowski, Kail     SGSC-GA           2:21.56    2:16.72 QUAL   
                 31.28      1:05.57 (34.29)
        1:41.65 (36.08)     2:16.72 (35.07)
  8 Robinson, Jessi  19 Swocc-OR          2:18.94    2:16.78 QUAL   
                 31.15      1:05.81 (34.66)
        1:41.40 (35.59)     2:16.78 (35.38)

Indian River’s Gabriele Sasia took first in the men’s 200 back prelims by posting a 1:51.98 ahead of Luka Tomic who cruised a 1:55.77 to put himself in the second position. Taking third was Lincoln’s Mark Dominovic (1:56.38).

 Event 46  Men 200 Yard Backstroke
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 NJCAA Record: * 1:45.19  3/7/2015  Stefan Stojmenovic, Indian River
                 2:31.79  QUAL Qualifying Standards
    Name            Age School               Seed    Prelims              
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Sasia, Gabriele  20 Indian River-FL   1:50.74    1:51.98 QUAL   
                 26.42        54.68 (28.26)
        1:23.36 (28.68)     1:51.98 (28.62)
  2 Tomic, Luka      19 Indian River-FL   1:45.54    1:55.77 QUAL   
                 27.12        56.44 (29.32)
        1:26.55 (30.11)     1:55.77 (29.22)
  3 Dominovic, Mark  20 Lincoln-IL        2:00.69    1:56.38 QUAL   
                 27.17        56.25 (29.08)
        1:26.14 (29.89)     1:56.38 (30.24)
  4 Lynch, Conor     19 Indian River-FL   1:50.14    1:57.68 QUAL   
                 27.65        57.84 (30.19)
        1:28.78 (30.94)     1:57.68 (28.90)
  5 Buczkowski, Rya     SGSC-GA           1:58.42    1:57.88 QUAL   
                 27.18        56.78 (29.60)
        1:27.59 (30.81)     1:57.88 (30.29)
  6 Lobrutto, Derek  20 Indian River-FL   2:04.25    1:57.92 QUAL   
                 28.01        57.66 (29.65)
        1:28.08 (30.42)     1:57.92 (29.84)
  7 Ferrer, Joan        Genesee           2:08.10    1:59.03 QUAL   
                 26.90        57.02 (30.12)
        1:28.12 (31.10)     1:59.03 (30.91)
  8 Dean, Caleb      19 Swocc-OR          2:02.89    1:59.06 QUAL   
                 28.15        58.55 (30.40)
        1:28.66 (30.11)     1:59.06 (30.40)

Indian River continued to pile swimmers into A final heats with Olivia Berglund blowing away the field in the women’s 200 breast with her 2:20.34. Iowa Lake’s Brenda Neves posted the second fastest time in a 2:31.23. Lake Erie’s Allie DeBiase swam herself into the third place spot with a 2:33.82.

Event 47  Women 200 Yard Breaststroke
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 NJCAA Record: * 2:13.27  11/21/2015Christina Loh, Indian River
                 3:35.49  QUAL Qualifying Standards
    Name            Age School               Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Berglund, Olivi  19 Indian River-FL   2:18.22    2:20.34 QUAL   
                 31.22      1:05.96 (34.74)
        1:42.43 (36.47)     2:20.34 (37.91)
  2 Neves, Brenda       Iowa Lakes-IA     2:29.18    2:31.23 QUAL   
                 33.20      1:11.79 (38.59)
        1:51.71 (39.92)     2:31.23 (39.52)
  3 DeBiase, Allie   20 Erie-NI           2:40.66    2:33.82 QUAL   
                 34.13      1:13.61 (39.48)
        1:53.19 (39.58)     2:33.82 (40.63)
  4 Asuncion, Shayn     Iowa Lakes-IA     2:37.29    2:34.80 QUAL   
                 33.77      1:12.21 (38.44)
        1:53.09 (40.88)     2:34.80 (41.71)
  5 Reis, Gabriela      Iowa Lakes-IA     2:38.88    2:37.99 QUAL   
                 33.71      1:12.96 (39.25)
        1:54.73 (41.77)     2:37.99 (43.26)
  6 Kindhart, Miran     Lincoln-IL        2:37.84    2:38.70 QUAL   
                 34.30      1:14.07 (39.77)
        1:55.64 (41.57)     2:38.70 (43.06)
  7 Graham, Jessily     SGSC-GA           2:38.58    2:39.32 QUAL   
                 34.86      1:14.75 (39.89)
        1:56.51 (41.76)     2:39.32 (42.81)
  8 Shiozawa, Nanak     Genesee           2:45.86    2:39.44 QUAL   
                 35.78      1:16.08 (40.30)
        1:57.21 (41.13)     2:39.44 (42.23)

Indian River duo of Chris Nishimura (2:03.51) and Eric Veit (2:05.73) took 1-2 in the men’s 200 breast while Iowa Lake’s Hylt Collinson took the third spot with a 2:06.24.

Event 48  Men 200 Yard Breaststroke
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 NJCAA Record: * 1:56.01  3/5/2016  Craig Emslie, Indian River
                 2:51.89  QUAL Qualifying Standards
    Name            Age School               Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Nishimura, Chri  19 Indian River-FL   2:02.83    2:03.51 QUAL   
                 27.93        59.33 (31.40)
        1:31.64 (32.31)     2:03.51 (31.87)
  2 Veit, Eric       19 Indian River-FL   2:06.12    2:05.73 QUAL   
                 27.11        58.26 (31.15)
        1:31.30 (33.04)     2:05.73 (34.43)
  3 Collinson, Hylt     Iowa Lakes-IA     2:03.35    2:06.24 QUAL   
                 28.05        59.92 (31.87)
        1:32.56 (32.64)     2:06.24 (33.68)
  4 Brown, Andrew       SGSC-GA           2:11.26    2:08.39 QUAL   
                 27.68        59.45 (31.77)
        1:33.14 (33.69)     2:08.39 (35.25)
  5 Williams, Shane  19 Swocc-OR          2:10.74    2:08.64 QUAL   
                 28.05      1:00.19 (32.14)
        1:33.71 (33.52)     2:08.64 (34.93)
  6 Martinez, Ferra     Genesee           2:17.68    2:12.23 QUAL   
                 29.71      1:02.68 (32.97)
        1:36.78 (34.10)     2:12.23 (35.45)
  7 Sanders, Gregor  19 MCC               2:16.16    2:12.34 QUAL   
                 29.35      1:02.40 (33.05)
        1:37.05 (34.65)     2:12.34 (35.29)
  8 Scaglione, Chri  18 Swocc-OR          2:20.96    2:13.15 QUAL   
                 29.84      1:03.98 (34.14)
        1:39.28 (35.30)     2:13.15 (33.87)
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