CLEVELAND - Joe Smith came in first in the 1-meter dive (388.55), once again breaking his own school record and just missed breaking the Horizon League Championship score by 0.45 of a point. Rudy Aguilar finished in first place in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:24.40. Aguilar's time was good for a Division 1 B cut qualifying time. In order to qualify, the swimmer's time must be 4:24.99 or under. Micah DeJonge came in fifth place (4:26.83) behind Aguilar in the 500-yard free, while Seth Timmons came in eighth (4:31.73).
Katie Colwell came in first place and Holly Morren came in second in the 50-yard freestyle with times of 22.61 and 22.81, respectively. Both of their times were good enough for a Division 1 B cut, where the qualifying mark was 22.99 or under. Karlee Marsh finished right behind them in fourth place, finishing with a time of 23.67.
Oakland dominated the men and women's 200-yard freestyle relays as Katie Colwell, Karlee Marsh, Arynn de Leeuw and Holly Morren came in first with a time of 1:31.74 while the team of Paul Huch, Andrew Binder, Tony Eriksson and Brant Cassidy also finished first with a time of 1:19.58.
Krissy Harmon finished sixth, while Alysse Fischer finished seventh in the 500-yard freestyle with times of 4:56.93 and 4:58.45, respectively, while Patrik Lofgren placed third in the 200-yard IM (1:48.58). Lofgren's time qualified for a Division 1 B cut, having been under 1:49.09.
In addition, Oakland had four top finishers in both the men's 50-yard freestyle and the women's 200-yard IM. Paul Huch came in second (19.99), Andrew Binder in third (20.22), Brant Cassidy in fourth (20.34) and Tony Eriksson in sixth (20.47) Huch's time was good for a Division 1 B cut, where the qualifying mark was 20.19 or under. For the women, Grace Shinske finished in second place (2:01.36), Arynn de Leeuw in fifth (2:02.20), Sydney McDowell in seventh (2:04.51) and Cassie Misiewicz in eighth (2:05.89). Shinske's time was good for a Division 1 B cut as well, having been under 2:01.59.
Through the second day of competition, the men continue to sit in first place with 285.5 points, while the women have jumped to first place with 269.5 points.
The Golden Grizzlies will continue tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 23, prelims starting at 10 a.m.