Okorn Claims Second MIAA Title
JENISON, Mich. - Julie Okorn captured her second individual title of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Swimming & Diving Championship when she won the 200 butterfly with a NCAA Championship 'B' qualifying standard of 2:08.57. Okorn won the 400 individual medley on Friday.
Anna Hargrove earned a silver medal in the 200 backstroke. Her time of 2:07.56 was two seconds off the pace set by champion Hannah Larson from Hope College.
Okorn and Hargrove joined Laura Steavenson and Mackenzie Chesley in a third-place performance in the 400 free relay.
Albion settled for fifth place in the women's team standings, finishing 13 points behind fourth-place Alma College.
Haley Defeyter and Tess Haadsman put some points in Albion's column when they finished seventh and 10th, respectively, in the 1,650 freestyle. Defeyter completed her race in 18:39.11.
Albion's team score got a boost from having three women swim in the consolation of the 200 breaststroke. Emily Pinter won the consolation race, shaving more than 3 ½ seconds off her preliminary time, to finish ninth overall. Lindy Williams and Claire Wittkowski finished 12th and 13th, respectively.
The Britons also had two women in the consolation of the 200 butterfly. Chesley and Claire VanRaaphorst finished 10th and 13th, respectively.
Kara Bowers finished 15th in the 200 backstroke.