Boleyn Earns All-OAC Status in Day One of Championships
Thursday, February 16, 2012 | by Robby Hamman

AKRON, Ohio – Freshman swimmer Emilee Boleyn became Defiance College’s first ever All-Ohio Athletic Conference honoree on Thursday evening at the first day of the OAC Championships. Boleyn helped the team total 69 total points through 10 events.

The freshman finished in second place in the women’s 50-yard freestyle race with a time of 24.23 seconds. Before the day began Boleyn’s best time in the event was 25.57 seconds, meaning the freshman managed to shave over a whole second off her time. The top three finishers in each event receive All-OAC accolades.

The other big point earners came from the two relay teams. The 200-yard freestyle relay consisting of freshmen Alicia Hoopingarner, Miranda Behner, Jacqueline Loock and Chelsea Bell earned 26 points for the Jackets by placing sixth with a time of 1:53.72. The 400-yard medley relay team of Boleyn, Loock, Hoopingarner and Behner finished in sixth place as well with a time of 4:33.15.

During the prelims held earlier in the day, the Defiance swimmers performed admirably. Head coach Tyler Dixon was very pleased with the day one performance.

“We had a great first day of competition at these championships,” stated Dixon. “I was really impressed how we were not intimidated by the competition or the big stage of the event. Every one of our swimmers set personal best times in the prelims. I am really proud of our team.”

Defiance is back in the water on Friday for day two of the OAC Championships. The preliminary rounds are scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. with the finals later at 6:00 p.m.