6 Event Wins = 2 Team Victories

6 Event Wins = 2 Team Victories

ST. PAUL, Minn. (1/27/17)—Concordia started the Hamline Triangular by winning the 200-yard medley relay and finished by beating both Hamline and Augsburg.

The wins are the first of the year for the Cobbers who had five different swimmers post season-best times. Concordia won six of the 13 events in the meet between the three teams.

Besides the 200-yard medley quartet the Cobbers also got event wins from Alaina Dehnke, Ciara White, Sarah Nelson and Andrea Kittleson to beat the Pipers and Auggies.

White was a part of the 200-yard medley team and also won two events at the triangular. She captured the win in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard breaststroke.

The season-best marks were posted by Dehnke and Lily Johnson in the 1000-yard freestyle, White and Abbey Benson in the 200-yard individual medley and Kittleson in the 500-yard freestyle.

The quartet of Hardwick, White, Nelson and Joleen Plekkenpol opened the meet by swimming a 1:59.51 in the 200-yard medley to win the event by over 3 seconds.

Dehnke backed up the win in the first event by winning the 1000-yard freestyle in a time of 11:40.85. That time is in the Top 20 of the conference and beats her previous season best by over a minute. Johnson also posted her best time of the year in the event. She touched the wall in 12:18.21 which was good for second place and beat her previous season best by 5.8 seconds.

White earned her first victory of the night in the 200-yard individual medley with a season-best time of 2:28.13.Benson recorded her season best mark with a time of 2:33.50. White's second event win came in the final individual event of the meet. She clocked a 1:13.05 and won the event by 2.84 seconds.  

Nelson won the very next event after the 200-yard individual medley by posting a time of 1:04.47 in the 100-yard butterfly. Her finishing time is only .69 of a second off her best time of the year.

Kittleson was the final event winner with her victory in the 500-yard freestyle. She came home in 5:49.22 which is a season best.

Concordia 77, Augsburg 15
Concordia 53, Hamline 42

WHAT'S NEXT: Concordia will stay in St. Paul and compete against St. Catherine in a dual meet on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 12 p.m. The Cobbers and Wildcats squared off against each other earlier in the year with SCU earning a 161-126 in Moorhead on Dec. 5