Records Fall as Oakland Increases Lead at The Summit League Championships
ROCHESTER, Mich. - Senior Zoltan Horvath became the all-time winningest swimmer in Summit League history with his 10th individual title, and sophomore Marcin Unold broke The Summit League, school and pool record in the 100-yard backstroke, with the fourth fastest time in the NCAA (46.77), to lead Oakland University on day two of The Summit League Swimming and Diving Championships Friday night in the Recreation and Athletics Center. Horvath also became the first swimmer in league history to win the 100 breaststroke four times.
Oakland is in first with 673 points followed by Centenary with 393 points and Eastern Illinois with 307 points. Rounding out the scoring is Western Illinois (fourth ???C 298 pts), IUPUI (fifth ???C 211 pts) and South Dakota State (sixth ???C 196 pts). The championships conclude tomorrow with preliminaries starting at 11:00 a.m. and finals at 6:00 p.m.
Two other meet records were set by the Golden Grizzlies. sophomore Eddie Toro broke the second oldest league meet record by winning the 400 individual medley in 3:58.68. That broke the mark of 3:58.72 set by Matt Dixon of Western Illinois in 1993. The 200 medley relay team of Unold, Horvath, senior Chris Tansel and junior Nick Bonucchi won with a time of 1:28.17. That broke the old mark of 1:30.01 set in 2007 by Oakland and was an NCAA ???B??? standard time. It also edged the school record of 1:28.19 set in 2003.
Also earning first-place finishes were sophomore Patrick Downing in the 200 freestyle (1:40.99) and C. Tansel in the 100 butterfly (48.26, NCAA ???B??? cut).