February 20, 2009

School record falls, medal awarded on day two

Bailey’s Hamline school record time came during her morning preliminary swim of the 100 breaststroke on Friday. She moved from ninth to first on the all-time list by besting the previous record of 1:08.68 with her time of 1:07.90. Bailey’s personal best entering the MIAC championships in the 100 breaststroke was 1:11.31.

In the evening’s final she swam a 1:09.20 for eighth place.

Punyko also had a strong preliminary swim in the morning, posting a time of 59.93 in the 100 butterfly. Her time put at third all-time in that event at Hamline, and she is just the third woman in Piper history to swim the event in under a minute.

She lowered that time even more during the evening finals, finishing on the podium in third place with a time of 59.36.

The third and final day of the MIAC swimming and diving championships will take place tomorrow, Saturday, February 21, at the University of Minnesota.