Illinois College Athletics - Blueboys and Lady Blues

01/25/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/25/2020 22:40

Three School Records Fall for IC Swimming & Diving at Principia Invitational

ELSAH, Ill. - The Illinois College swimming & diving teams each finished in fourth place on Saturday at the Principia Invitational. The Lady Blues totaled 293 points while the Blueboys ended with 266 points. The biggest highlights of the day came from the Illinois College women's team, with Donna Jenkins breaking two school diving records and Hannah Marks setting a new school record in the 100 Butterfly.

With six dives in each competition, Jenkins smashed the records she held previously on both the 1- and 3-Meter boards. She won the 1-Meter competition with a tally of 223.65 points and the 3-Meter with a point total of 200.90.

Marks took nearly a full second off of her previous school record in the 100 Butterfly. Though she finished second in the event by .14, she still turned in a time of 1:01.49 which eclipsed her time of 1:02.30 from earlier this season.

The Illinois College men's swimming team had two additions to their record book. turned in the fourth-fastest 200 Backstroke in school history with a time of 2:08.72. In the longest event of the day, clocked in at 17:49.58, winning the 1650 Freestyle with the fifth-fastest time in Blueboy history.

On top of those performances, Illinois College had 10 other top-three finishes on the afternoon. For the Lady Blues, Marks added two more, as did Marjori Russo. Marks was the winner of the 100 Breaststroke (1:08.82) and 200 Breaststroke (2:33.23). Russo finished as the runner-up in the 100 Freestyle (58.29), while placing third in the 50 Freestyle (26.56).

For the Blueboys, the day began with a third-place showing from the 200 Medley Relay team of , Williams, and Howey with a time of 1:48.36. Ambre would go on to add two more top-three finishes, ending in second in the 200 Freestyle (1:52.73) and third in the 1650 Freestyle (18:00.60). On top of his win in the 1650 Freestyle, Howey added a third-place finish in the 500 Freestyle (5:06.28). Williams was also a third-place finisher in the 400 IM with a time of 4:39.43. Finally, in men's diving, took third place on the 1-Meter boards with a total score of 103.15.

Illinois College is back home on Feb. 1 for Senior Day, hosting Principia College in a dual meet starting at 1 p.m.