12/14/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/14/2019 17:06
The day began with runner-up finishes from both IC squads in the 200 Medley Relay. The women's team of , , and had a time of 2:00.23. The men's team of Marty Ambre, Colin Williams, Steven Lorett and Jake Howey touched in a time of 1:47.52.
As individual events began, Illinois College immediately had two big performances. smashed the previous school record in the 1000 Freestyle with a time of 11:50.35. Myles Genrich then turned in the second-fastest time in school history in the 1000 Freestyle with a time of 10:40.22.
The other school record on the day came from Marks as she took down her previous record in the 100 IM, finishing in 1:03.12. In that same event, Williams had the third-fastest time ever for the Blueboys with a time of 59.00.
Event victories for the Illinois College men also came from Ambre in the men's 200 Freestyle (1:51.79) and Williams in the 100 Backstroke (58.05).
For the Lady Blues, other event victories belonged to Marks in the 50 Breaststroke (31.68) and 100 Breaststroke (1:09.75).
In the day's final event, the Lady Blues finished in third in the 200 Freestyle Relay as Bruce, Edelstein, Baker and Marks swam a 1:55.13. The Blueboys were the runner-up in the event as Howey, Lorett, Davide Sanna and Ambre finished in 1:35.91.
The season resumes for Illinois College early on in 2020 with a Winter Break training trip to Florida. The Blueboys and Lady Blues will face Indian River State College in a dual meet in Fort Myers on January 7 as part of the trip before returning to the Midwest.