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December 11, 2009

2009-2010 Season - Augustana defeats Loras in women's swimming

DUBUQUE, Iowa – The Augustana women’s swimming team improved to 3-1 in dual meets with a 121-107 victory over Loras on Friday, December 11 in Dubuque, Iowa.  Freshman Molly Clennon (Benet Academy, Naperville, Ill.), junior Emily Cox (Pioneer HS, Ann Arbor, Mich.), senior Ramsey Vens (Pleasant Valley HS, Bettendorf, Iowa), and sophomore Tanya Walter (Mt. Prospect HS, Prospect, Ill.) all won individual titles for the Vikings.  Clennon, freshman Mary Naughton (Freemont HS, Freemont, Neb.), Cox, and freshman Emily Timmons (West Aurora HS, North Aurora, Ill.) also combined for a victory in the 200 freestyle relay.

Clennon won the 100 freestyle (:58.56) and Cox took the title in the 200 freestyle (2:07.63).  Vens notched individual wins in the 1000 freestyle (12:26.39) and the 100 backstroke (1:04.25).  Walter swept the two diving events.  The 200 freestyle relay team finished with a winning time of 1:50.06.

Freshman Emma Regnier (Grayslake North HS, Lake Villa, Ill.) picked up a pair of second place finishes, taking the runner-up spot in the 200 individual medley (2:24.61) and the 100 butterfly (1:06.88).  Clennon took second in the 200 freestyle (2:08.63) and Naughton was second in the 50 freestyle (:27.68).  Sophomore Alissa Giedd (Freeport HS, Cedarville, Ill.), Cox, and senior Sara Hlavin (St. Viator HS, Elk Grove Village, Ill.) all turned in runner-up results in individual events.  Giedd hit the finish in 1:00.12 in the 100 freestyle, Cox came through with a time of 5:46.05 in the 500 freestyle, and Hlavin had a clocking of 1:17.40 in the 100 breaststroke.  Vens, Hlavin, Regnier, and Giedd took second in the 200 medley relay (1:58.46) to open the night.

Sophomore Colleen Mans (Robbinsdale Cooper HS, New Hope, Minn.) placed third in the 1000 freestyle (12:48.51) and the 100 backstroke (1:11.49) races.  Hlavin finished third in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:25.12.  Naughton was third in the 500 freestyle (5:56.67) and Timmons took third in the 100 breaststroke (1:17.81).

Story written by Assistant Sports Information Director Adam Strand