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swimming-women-d2 flag | January 25, 2014

Nine pool records fall as No. 1 Grand Valley State cruises

ALLENDALE, Mich. -- Grand Valley State set nine pool records in the regular season finale at the GVSU Pool on Saturday afternoon on senior day. 

Eleven seniors competed for the final time at the GVSU pool. Caitlyn Madsen, Danielle Vallier, Katie Vulpetti and Ellen Wiese swam for the women.

The GVSU women set five pool records on the day. The 200 medley relay team of Meghan Falconer, Danielle Vallier, Caitlyn Madsen and Sarah Roeser hit the wall in 1:44.77, breaking the previous record that stood at 1:47.81. The 200 free relay team of Roeser, Olivia Schultz, Lauren Foor and Emily Eaton touched the wall in 1:35.45, eclipsing the previous mark of 1:37.32 held by Northern Michigan. The Laker women now hold all pool records at the GVSU pool with 200 free relay mark going down.

No. 2 Queens (N.C.) at South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Queens (N.C.) completed a two day meet hosted by South Carolina with several strong swims and gained momentum going into the conference meet. Highlighting the morning session swims were multiple first place finishes by Caroline Arakelian.

Opening the morning for the Royals was strong performance in the 1000 freestyle by Meridith Boudreaux who finished second in the B-cut time of 10:24.77. Following her was a third place finish by freshman Alexandra Marshall who swam a 24.50 in the 50 freestyle.

Arakelian was up next for the Royals, and she showed her dominance by winning the 100 backstroke by two seconds in the B-cut time of 57.18. Freshman Hannah Peiffer followed her performance with a strong 100 butterfly time of 58.46, which was good for second place. Also finishing in second place was Lillian Gordy with a 1:57.19 in the 200 freestyle.

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