A trio of Valpo swimmers moved into the top-10 in program history in their respective events on Thursday as the women’s team continued competition at the 2022 MVC Championships in Iowa City, Iowa.
How It Happened
- Freshman Sara Strauss (Spring Lake, Mich./Spring Lake) had an impressive swim in a time trial of the 100 IM, touching the wall in 1:01.50 to move into second place in program history in the event.
- Senior Chiara Robinson (Castle Pines, Colo./Rock Canyon) cracked Valpo’s top-10 in the 50 free with a prelim time of 24.49, good for seventh in program history. Robinson now ranks among the program’s all-time best in three individual events.
- Junior Amanda Farmer (Tullahoma, Tenn./Homeschooled [Montevallo]) appears on the Beacons’ top-10 charts for the first time, as she swam a 1:09.07 in a time trial of the 100 breast to move into ninth place all-time at Valpo.
- A pair of rookies led Valpo in the other two individual events on Thursday. Haley Hume (Ballwin, Mo./Marquette) completed the 200 IM prelims in 2:15.69, while Bridget Pollard (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield South) came home in 5:19.30 in the 500 free.
Valpo continues the MVC Championships on Friday with the third of four days of competition. Prelim swims begin at 11 a.m., with finals commencing at 6 p.m.