Penguins Dominate Mile, 200 Fly on Final Day of HL Championships

YSU swimming and diving

Indianapolis, Ind. - The Youngstown State swimming and diving team had five swimmers score in a pair of events to highlight the final day of competition at the Horizon League Championships at the IUPUI Natatorium.

Tiphaine Saint-Gilles had the best finish of the Championships for the Penguins finishing sixth in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:19.87. It was just 0.09 seconds off her career-best time. In the 200 breast, Mallory Pitstick was 12th with a personal-best time 2:22.63. That ranked as the third-best peformance in school history. 

In the 1,650-yard freestyle, the Penguins had five swimmers finish in the top 16. Aida Jurinovics was eighth with a personal-best time of of 17:35.13, Josie Preski won the consolation final with a personal-best time of 17:36.14 to place ninth, Taci Miller was 11th with a personal-best time of 17:38.94, Elizabeth Wompey was 14th with a personal-best time of 18:00.55 and Taylor Bishop was 16th with a time of 18:05.16. The top three YSU finishers in the event all placed in the top six in school history while Jurinovics time ranked fifth.

In the 200-yard butterfly, Jurinovics was eighth with a time of 2:08.47, Zsani Csado won the consolation final with a time of 2:05.50 to finish ninth, Rachel Shipp was 14th with a time of 2:08.26 and Taylor Tofil was 15th with a time of 2:12.00 and Rhianna Acosta was 16th with a swim of 2:13.62.

In the 100-yard freestyle, Prentice was 14th with a time of 52.39. She swam a personal-best time of 51.67 seconds in the prelims. That time ranks second in school history. Also in the 100 free, Hannah Olger had a time of 53.69 seconds and Paris Krug posed a time of 54.65 seconds.

In the 200 back, Jamie Leming placed 16th with a time of 2:10.72. Leming had a personal-best time of 2:05.01 in the prelims. In the prelims, Allyson Wilson had a time of 2:05.86 in the 200 back. 

In the three-meter diving, Tess Weiskopf finished 11th with a score of 199.30 while Kayla Wrasman was 12th with a score of 199.05.

In the final event of the competition, the 4x400 relay, YSU had a time of 3.33.16.

YSU finished with 263 points at the Championships. Oakland was the team winner.