Day two of the MVC Championships for the Valpo women’s swimming team was highlighted by strong performances across the board, including a pair of top-five efforts in program history.
How It Happened
- Paige Wright (Surprise, Ariz./Paradise Honors) started off day two with a strong showing in the 500 free B finals, posting a time of 5:02.54 to improve on her second-best time in program history and finish in 12th
- Freshman Mikayla DePover (Rock Island, Ill./Rock Island) posted a time of 2:11.32 in the 200 IM prelims, fourth-best in program history.
- Valpo had three swimmers with top-ten efforts all time in the prelims of the 50 free. Erica Martins (Hartland, Wis./Arrowhead) improved upon her sixth-best time in program history with a mark of 24.48, while Mariah Sturdivant (Chicago, Ill./George Westinghouse Prep) posted a time of 24.53 to move into seventh place. Morgan Markley (Bluffton, Ind./Norwell) bested her previous fastest time in the event as well with a time of 24.63 to improve upon her 10th-place time in the record books.
- In the 200 free relay, Sturdivant, Chiara Robinson (Castle Pines, Colo./Rock Canyon), DePover and Martins moved into seventh all-time in Valpo history with a time of 1:38.69 to place eighth in the event.
The MVC Championships continue with the third day of action on Friday. Prelims are set to begin at 11 a.m., with event finals at 6 p.m.