BGSU swim team breaks record, begins MACs

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Through the first day of the Mid-American Conference swim and dive championships, Bowling Green was tied with Ohio for fourth place. Akron, Buffalo and Eastern Michigan lead the way in a three-way, first place tie.

The Falcons’ 800 freestyle relay team of Victoria Griffin, Tara Capouch, Franziska Wohlert and Hannah Newman swam a time of 7:16.79, beating the school record by nearly four seconds, placing them third overall at the championships.

BG’s 200 medley relay team of Estela Davis, Kristin Filby, Maria Galic and Kayla Effinger finished fourth overall with a time of 1:40.61, nearly breaking a second school record on the day.

On day two, the Falcons broke two school records, but sit in fifth place overall with a team score of 168, 74 points behind leading Akron.

Tara Capouch qualified for the championship final of the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:53.26. Alex Poitinger qualified for the consolation finals with a career-best 4:55.17.

Jordan Bullock and Franziska Wohlert qualified for the A finals in the 200 individual medley, while Stephanie Boyle and Kristin Filby qualified for the B finals. Wohlert broke the school record with a time of 2:01.83.

The MAC championships continue with competitions on each of the two days through Feb. 28 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.