Misanik turns in a first-place performance for the Musketeers
Jan. 14, 2012
ROCHESTER, Mich. -The Xavier men's and women's swimming team fell to Oakland and Cleveland State Saturday afternoon. Despite competing in back-to-back meets, the Musketeers had some nice performances. Jacquelyn Misanik led the way for XU with a first-place finish in the 200 yard backstroke.
"We did a nice job racing today against some very tough competition," said head coach Brent MacDonald. "I thought we had quite a few people step up and swim well despite being tired. With the meet against Eastern Michigan last night and the long bus ride this morning it was going to be a tough test and that's what I enjoyed watching most, was our swimmers persevering and pulling out some of their best times of the season."
Misanik led the women's squad with a first place finish in the 200 yard backstroke coming in at 2:08.14, beating out her nearest competitor by a second. Misanik would finish fifth in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 1:59.08. Courtney Cox finished in second in the 1000 yard freestyle turning in a time of 10:39.09, nearly nine seconds faster than the next competitor. She also finished third in the 500 yard freestyle with a 5:13.68 effort. Lynn Brotherton came in fourth in the 200 yard butterfly touching in 2:15.30. Anne Frigo came in fifth in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 54.30.
For the men, Samuel Conchuratt turned in a fourth place performance in the 200 yard IM with a time of 1:56.07 and in the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 1:55.83.
Michael Zennedjian, Chad Thompson and Kiernan McGeehan finished fourth, fifth and sixth in the 200 yard freestyle with times of 1:45.54, 1:45.64 and 1:47.85 respectively. In the 200 yard backstroke, David Maxwell and Thompson finished third and fourth turning in times of 1:54.61 and 1:55.03. Alexander Huff came in fourth in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 4:43.59
The women's 400 yard medley relay team of Carolyn Stewart, Madison Day, Courtney Shields and Anne Frigo finished third with a time of 4:02.84. Also coming in third was the 400 yard freestyle relay team of Randi Windemuller, Brittany Morguelan, Shields and Frigo with a 3:44.72 time.
Xavier fell to the Oakland men 186-51 and the women 164-43, while the Cleveland State score read 155-82 for the men and 165-72 for the women's squad.
Xavier is back in action on Jan. 20 as it travels to Indianapolis to face off with host IUPUI and fellow A-10 school Saint Louis. Stay tuned to GoXavier.com for more information on Xavier swimming.