Three Wildcats Swim to All-American Finishes

Three Wildcats Swim to All-American Finishes

MARQUETTE, Mich. — Three Wildcats swam to All-American finishes at the NCAA National Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Molly Kearney captured two All-American finishes with a seventh place finish in the 3 –meter dive posting a score of 436.55. In the 1 –meter dive, Kearney posted a fifth place finish with a final score of 459.70.  She closes her career as a four time NCAA qualifier and seven time All-American.

Ryan Knox-Leonard also earned two All-American finishes with his seventh place finish in the 200 IM with a time of 1:48.08. In the morning prelims, he clocked a time of 1:48.01 for a new team record. Knox-Leonard swam to a fourth place finish in the 400 IM with a time of 3:50.23, setting a school record. He also finished in 18th-place in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1.48.44.

In the 200 backstroke, Savanna Saunders posted a time of 1:58.08 finishing in fourth place for All-American honors and setting a team record. Saunders also competed in the 400 IM finishing in 15th place with a time of 4:28.87 for a school record. In the 200 IM, Saunders posted a 26th place finish with a time of 2:06.91.

Six additional Wildcats competed at the NCAA Championships. In the 1 –meter dive, Angela Probstfeld narrowly missed 16th place by three points in the finals after posting a prelim score of 420.80 for a 17th place finish.  

Crystal Bennet closed her career posting a time of 55.25 in the 100 fly for tenth place.  

Rachel Borchardt scored in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 10:09.40 for 10th place. In the 500 freestyle, Borchardt clocked a time of 4:57.79 for a 14th place finish.

In the 100 backstroke, Regan Kilburn posted a 16th place finish with a time of 57.00.

Marc Perello scored in the both the 100 breastroke with a time of 54.57 for 14th place and in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:01.26 for 16th place.

Renars Bundzis finished in a tie for 14th place in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:47.71. In the 100 backstroke, Bundzis posted a time of 49.45 to finish in 18th place.

The women’s 200 medley relay of Kilburn, Bennet, Saunders and Borchardt finished with a time of 1:45.54 for a 16th place finish.  Kilburn broke the school record on the 50 backstroke leg with a time of 25.68.

“Overall we had good leadership by the upperclassman.” Said head coach Heidi Voigt, “The team is setting their sights to having more at the NCAA championships next March in Birmingham, Alabama.”