UF sports: Findlay men’s, women’s swim teams each win GMAC/MEC titles

CANTON — The University of Findlay men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams finished a dominating four days in winning the Great Midwest Athletic Conference/Mountain East Conference championships Saturday at Canton’s C.T. Branin Natatorium.
Both teams won by over 600 points.
UF’s women outscored runner-up Hillsdale 1,973-1,323 while the men finished with a 18691/2-1,202 margin over Malone.
Ben Rath earned GMAC Men’s Swimmer of the Meet while Dalton Shevlin and Hannah May were the GMAC Men’s and Women’s Diver of the Meet, respectively.
UF’s Andrew Makepeace earned the GMAC Women’s Coach of the Year.
Rath broke his school record in winning the 1,650 freestyle (16:04.03). Shevlin captured the 3-meter diving title with 403.95 points. Trae Gulgin added another win in the 200 backstroke (1:52.87).
On the women’s side, Sydney Zimdars set a UF record in capturing the 1,650 free (17:43.01). Amanda Stiegal swam to a school-record 51.21 to win the 100 free and Emma Barnes won the 200 back (2:01.79).
Stiegel, Barnes, Lauren Blanchard and Jenna Dasher teamed up to win the 400 free relay (3:28.42) for the Oilers, who won their first conference championships since joining Division II.

1, Findlay 1,973. 2, Hillsdale 1,323. 3, Malone 953½. 4, Fairmont State 820½. 5, West Virginia Wesleyan 820. 6, Davis & Elkins 584. 7, Alderson-Broaddus 340. 8, Ursuline 240. 9, Urbana 210. 10, Notre Dame College 184.
100 FREE — 3, Lauren Blanchard 52.54. 200 BACK — 3,Sarah Miles 2:06.16. 200 BREAST — 2, Hanna Cederholm 2:19.01.
1, Findlay 1,869½. 2, Malone 1,202. 3, West Virginia Wesleyan 1,165½. 4, Fairmont State 862. 5, Davis & Elkins 831. 6, Notre Dame College 647. 7, Urbana 57. 8, Alderson-Broaddus 27.
100 FREE — 2, Trent Williams 46.54. 200 BREAST — 2, Parker Bull 2:08.56. 400 FREE RELAY — 2, Ben Rath, Conner Whitker, Mark Billeaud, Nathan Bourne.
Effah leads track
KENT — University of Findlay junior George Effah took second in the men’s 400-meter dash to lead the Oilers indoor track and field teams at Saturday’s Kent State Tune Up meet.
Effah crossed the finish line in 47.97 seconds for a new GMAC record. Effah, Zach Jellison, Daniel Agbola and Kurt Grieger were sixth in the 1,600 relay (3:22.98). Senior Trey Everett was sixth in the long jump (23-63/4). In the men’s 800 meter run, Agbola ran a 1:56.24 to earn a seventh-place finish.
In the women’s meet, Milani Glass took second in the 60 meter hurdles (8.74). In the 200 meter dash, Glass ran a 25.38 to take third, while sophomore Semoy Hemmings was third (57.88) in the 400-meter dash.



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