Aleksi Finishes Ninth At Open Water Championships

Aleksi Finishes Ninth At Open Water Championships

Four Eagles from Ashland University's men's and women's swimming and diving teams made the trip to Lawrence, Kan., to compete in the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America open water championship on Saturday (Sept. 14).

The event was a 5k swim in a three-lap open-water setting.

Ashland's highest placings came on the men's side. Sophomore Franci Aleksi finished in ninth place with a time of 1:02:41.5. His sophomore counterpart, Matt Filsinger, was not far behind, finishing in 16th place (1:03:58.4).

The Eagles also had two women competing on Saturday morning, as well. Junior Tara Stevens finished in 1:15:00, 8 which placed her 67th overall for women, and freshman Sydney Kermath finished just behind her in 68th with a time of 1:15:03.2.

Ashland will open its season on Sept. 28 at the Cleveland State Relay Meet in Cleveland, Ohio.