AKRON, Ohio – Wilmington College women's swimming junior Macki Leon broke three school records on Saturday, the final day of the 2020 Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Swimming & Diving Championships hosted in Akron University's Ocasek Natatorium.
Leon earned All-OAC honors with a third-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:10.63. That race in particular featured the top four individuals finishing within seven tenths of a second from each other. Ashley Carlson (2:20.36), Kadie Grundy (2:22.37) and Laura Swinehart (2:39.77) finished in third, fifth and seventh respectively in the consolation final of the event. Leon's other individual record came in a time trial of the 100-yard IM (1:02.23).
Margaret Hover, Anna Endsley and Hannah Davis teamed up with Leon to turn in a fifth-place time (and school record) of 3:42.96 in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Hover and Davis also competed individually as Hover earned an eighth-place finish (18:52.64) in the finals of the 1,650-yard freestyle and Davis took sixth (56.93 seconds) in the consolation final of the 100-yard freestyle.
Two Fightin' Quakers – Kassidy Rogers and Rebecca Curran – placed in the consolation final of the 200-yard breaststroke. Rogers' time of 2:44.44 placed her second while Curran took fifth by touching the pad in 2:48.40.
"Between the men and women, we had 104 lifetime best performances on the week including 11 school records and one OAC record," Head Women's Swimming Coach Trip Breen said. "This team worked hard all year and had a lot of fun. All of their work definitely paid off in the results this weekend."
Wilmington finished the championships in fifth place 293 points. John Carroll University once again won the OAC title with 974.5 points while the University of Mount Union finished runner-up with 594 points. Baldwin Wallace University (566.5 points) and Ohio Northern University (492 points) rounded out the standings.