Vikings break school record on opening day of MWC Championships

Vikings break school record on opening day of MWC Championships

GRINNELL, Iowa -- The Lawrence University women's swim team broke a school record Friday as part of a good opening day at the Midwest Conference Championships at Grinnell College.

The women's 200-yard freestyle relay team broke the 20-year-old school record and took third with a time of 1:40.06. The team of Paige Witter, Danielle Millin, Eryn Blagg and Bridget Duero topped the old mark of 1:41.10 set in 1997.

The 400 medley relay team of Millin, Duero, Witter and Emmi Zheng also grabbed third in 4:01.90.

The top finisher on the day was Millin, who took second in the 50 freestyle in 24.60 seconds. She was edged by Ripon College's Lateesha Hiser, who won the event in 24.39 seconds.

Witter grabbed a third-place finish in the 500 freestyle in 5:11.73, and Zheng and Sarah Schweickart finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 200 individual medley.

The Lawrence women are in third place in the team standings with 168 points. Grinnell leads with 278.5.

The Lawrence men are in sixth place with 89 points, and Grinnell is first with 261.

The top finishes for the men came with a pair of relay teams. The 200 freestyle relay of Tom Goldberg, Max Stahl, Travis Charlow and Christian Bell was fifth in 1:28.91. The 400 medley relay of Stahl, Goldberg, Bell and Liam Wulfman was fifth in 3:37.60.

Wulfman was the top individual finisher on the day as he took seventh in the 200 IM in 2:01.69.