Eagles Complete Final Day At GLIAC Championships

Eagles Complete Final Day At GLIAC Championships

That's a wrap.

The 2016 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships concluded on Saturday (Feb. 13) in Waterford Township, Mich. On the final day of competition, several Ashland University Eagles went out on a high note.

Sophomore Ryan Deemer collected a bronze medal in the men's 1,650-yard freestyle. Deemer completed the almost mile-long event in 15:58.98, a new NCAA Championships "B" cut time.

Senior Kaylyn Murphy finished fifth in the women's 100 free with a time of 52.57 seconds. Murphy reached the podium on all four days of competition. She finished eighth in the 100 backstroke (58.06), third in the 50 free (23.89) and was a part of the third-place 200 free relay (1:36.45).

Senior Hannah Mattar placed seventh in the women's 200 breaststroke. She clocked in at a time of 2:21.52 seconds.

Freshman Daniel Callis reached the podium in the men's 200 breaststroke. He stopped the clock in 2:04.87 seconds.

The women's 400 free relay took fifth with a time of 3:34.21. The Eagle relay consisted of sophomore Grace Reichard, freshman Julia Grady, sophomore Zoe Scarpone and senior Kaylyn Murphy.

The Eagle women finished the four-day championships in seventh out of 10 teams with 269 team points. Wayne State was crowned the champion with 840.5 points.

The Ashland men also finished in seventh place, out of an eight-team field. The Eagles collected 261.5 team points, while Grand Valley State won with 840 points.

The NCAA Championships will begin for those who qualify on March 8 in Indianapolis, Ind.

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