Hannah Pinion set a pool record on her way to winning the 200-yard individual medley at the Phoenix Fall Classic.
Nov. 17, 2012
By John Lock
The Southern Illinois swimming and diving team completed the second day of two three-day meets on Saturday. At the Phoenix Fall Classic, Hannah Pinion won the 200-yard individual medley and set a pool record with a time of 2:06.00.
At the Purdue Invitational, the Saluki men are in fifth place and the women are in sixth place. The Salukis had three individuals qualify for the A Final in events on Saturday. Pamela Benitez finished fifth in the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.65) for the women. For the men, Till Pallmann finished fourth in the 200-yard freestyle (1:38.86), and Calvin Kolar finished sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke (57.21).
On the men's side, the loaded field includes swimmers from the nation's No. 1 program, Michiagn, and No. 25 Purdue. On the women's side, the field includes two top-25 programs, Louisville and Purdue.
At the Phoenix Fall Classic, hosted by the University of Chicago, the Saluki men are in second place and the women are in third place. Hannah Pinionn delivered in the 200-yard individual medley, winning by more than two seconds and setting a pool record (2:06.00) in the event at the Myers-McLoraine Pool in the Gerald Ratner Athletics Center. The Salukis made it a sweep of the event when Thomas Defay won on the men's side (1:55.14).
Holly Johnson won the 100-yard breaststroke handily with a time of 1:05.55. The Saluki women dominated the 100-yard freestyle, taking four of the top nine spots. Shailey Brumley won the event (52.52), while Johnson (53.21) took third, Rachael Barry (53.65) took fourth and Mardi Buchanan (54.82) won the B Final.
Both meets conclude tomorrow. The Purdue Invitational hosts the final preliminary session at 9 a.m. and a finals session at 3 p.m. CT. The Phoenix Fall Classic will have preliminaries at 10 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m. CT.