Men’s Swimming Continues Strong MAC Championships Friday
Friday, March 8, 2024
Men’s Swimming Continues Strong MAC Championships Friday
Tim Mai moved into third in program history in the 100 fly Friday.

Four of the top-seven times in program history in the 100 fly, including a school-record swim from sophomore Anthony Martin (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett), highlighted another strong day at the MAC Championships for the Valpo men’s swimming team on Friday.

How It Happened

  • Martin led an impressive performance by the Valpo contingent in the prelims of the 100 fly Friday morning, posting a school-record time of 50.24, surpassing the previous mark by seven-tenths of a second.
  • Sophomore Tim Mai (St. Johns, Fla./Creekside) lowered his PR in the 100 fly by over half a second, coming in with a time of 50.61, third-fastest in program history.
  • Sophomore Luke Snider (Germantown, Tenn./Memphis University School) knocked eight-tenths off his PR, posting the sixth-fastest time in program history with a mark of 51.11. Sophomore Garrett Hoppman (Midland, Texas/Midland) came in right behind Snider, seventh-best in program history with a time of 51.37.
  • After setting three school records over the first two days of the meet, sophomore Jackson Oostman (Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy) posted the second-fastest time in Valpo history in the 400 IM prelims, touching the wall in 4:01.66 to lower his PR by over two seconds. Oostman qualified for the ‘B’ final in the event, where he ended up placing 16th.
  • Junior Andrew Berzai (South Bend, Ind./Mishawaka Marian) registered a prelim time of 4:06.01 in the 400 IM, while sophomore Ricky Helmboldt (Tucson, Ariz./Arizona Connections Academy) covered the distance in 4:11.69, ninth-fastest in program history.
  • Freshman Nate Bolinger (Plainfield, Ind./Plainfield) lowered his 200 free PR by over four seconds as he led the Beacons in the event prelims with a time of 1:43.96 to move into seventh in program history.
  • Freshman Ian Muffett (Zillah, Wash./Zillah) ranks eighth all-time at Valpo in the 100 breast after his team-best prelim time of 58.38, knocking .85 of a second off his event PR.
  • Sophomore Dathan Wolf (Columbus, Ind./Columbus East) paced the Beacons in the 100 back prelims with a time of 52.51.
  • The quartet of Martin, Oostman, Wolf and Snider contested the 200 free relay for Valpo, coming home in 1:24.64, seventh-fastest in program history.
  • Valpo closed the third day of competition with 97 points.


Next Up

Valpo closes the season on Saturday with the fourth and final day of action from the MAC Championships. Prelims begin at 10:30 a.m. and event finals start at 6:10 p.m.