MVC Championships: Day Three Prelims

    Sophomore Kaixuan Zhang will compete for the 3-meter diving Championship during the 4 p.m. finals.

    Sophomore Kaixuan Zhang will compete for the 3-meter diving Championship during the 4 p.m. finals.

    Feb. 15, 2014

    Tim McCaughan
    SIUSalukis.com

    CARBONDALE, Ill. - The Southern Illinois women's swimming and diving team wrapped up the final preliminary session of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship on Saturday afternoon at the Dr. Edward J. Shea Natatorium in the SIU Rec Center.

    The Salukis started the preliminary session off on fire, sending four swimmers to the A Final and three to the B Final of the 200-yard backstroke. Kristy Hinkle (2:02.51) with the top time for the Salukis at third. Sarah James (2:02.82) and Ella Otto (2:03.24) finished fifth and sixth, respectively.

    Junior Hannah Pinion secured the final spot in the A Final swimming a 2:04.26. Morgan Timms (2:05.13), Isabela Castro (2:05.15), and Katy Ovington (2:05.87) will represent Southern in the B Final.

    In the 100-yard freestyle, Southern Illinois will be represented by Shailey Brumley (52.24) who secured the seventh fastest time in the event and Luisa Silveira (52.27) who will be the eighth and final swimmer in the A Final. Holly Johnson (52.33) just missed the cut for the A Final and will be the top-seed in the B Final.


     

     

    Castro (2:05.16) swum the fourth-fastest time in the 200-yard butterfly and will compete in the A Final during this afternoons finals. Fellow Salukis Ovington (2:11.64) and Carly Schlupp (2:14.78) will swim in the B Final.

    The Finals session starts at 4 p.m., and a ceremony will take place immediately prior to the meet. The session will include all of today's preliminary events as well as the 1,650-yard freestyle, three-meter dive and 400-yard freestyle relay.

    Saturday, Sept 20
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Swimming & Diving Carbondale, Ill. 10:00 AM
    Friday, Sept 26
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Swimming & Diving Carbondale, Ill. 6:00 PM
    Saturday, Sept 27
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Swimming & Diving Carbondale, Ill. 10:00 AM
    Saturday, Oct 4
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Swimming & Diving Evansville, Ind. TBA
    Saturday, Oct 11
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Swimming & Diving Carbondale, Ill. 11:00 AM
    Saturday, Nov 1
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Swimming & Diving Bloomington, Ill. TBA
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