CLEVELAND - Oakland relays do it again as both the men and women grab first place titles in the 400-yard medley. Grace Shinske, Sydney McDowell, Holly Morren and Katie Colwell broke the school record and also set a new Horizon League Championship record with a time of 3:40.85, while Will Gayne, Ayrton Kasemets, Tony Eriksson and Paul Huch recorded a time of 3:13.56.
Patrik Lofgren came in first place in the 400-yard IM with a time of 3:56.28, which was also an NCAA B cut qualifying time. The men took home the 200-yard freestyle title as Rudy Aguilar finished first with a time of 1:37.53, also an NCAA B cut qualifying time. Seth Timmons and Andrew Binder weren't far behind him with times of 1:39.85 and 1:40.47, respectively. Paul Huch came in first (47.51) in the 100-yard backstroke with Will Gayne right on his heels who finished second (48.11).
Grace Shinske swam the 100-yard backstroke in 53.73, which placed her in first, was a NCAA B cut qualifying time and also gave her the new Horizon League Championship record in the event. Arynn de Leeuw came in second place in the 400-yard IM (4:23.24), while Cassie Misiewicz came in third (4:25.06) and Hannah Burgess came in eighth (4:29.92). Holly Morren placed third in the 100-yard butterfly (54.97) while Ayrton Kasemets placed third in the 100-yard breaststroke (55.06) which was an NCAA B cut qualifying time.
In addition, Sydney McDowell finished third in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:02.89 and Katlynn Emaus finished eighth with a time of 1:03.70. Tony Eriksson swam 48.22 in the 100-yard butterfly, placing fourth and earning an NCAA B cut qualifying time, while Mack Flowers swam 48.61, placing fifth.
Through the third day of competition, the men sit in first place with 498.5 points, while the women are also in first place with 454.5 points. Cleveland State men and women are currently sitting in second place behind Oakland. The CSU men have 466 points while the women have 431.
The Golden Grizzlies will continue and conclude tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 24, prelims starting at 10 a.m.