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December 2, 2011

2011-12 Season - Ferguson takes second in 50 freestyle

Sophomore Hillary Ferguson finished second in the 50 freestyle in the first day of competition at the Pioneer Classic in Grinnell, Iowa.

GRINNELL, Iowa - Led by the second place finish from sophomore Hillary Ferguson (Waubonsie Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.) in the 50 freestyle, Augustana ended the first day of the Pioneer Classic in sixth place. The two day event, which is being held at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, features 12 teams.

Ferguson churned through the water in the 50 freestyle with a time of :25.71, good enough for second place. She also anchored the 200 freestyle relay to a fourth place finish with a time of 1:45.24. Joining her on that unit were junior Molly Clennon (Benet Academy, Naperville, Ill.), junior Emma Regnier (Grayslake North HS, Lake Villa, Ill.) and junior Alexandra Piper (Coal City HS, Coal City, Ill.).

Clennon finished seventh in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:43.61.

After the first day, which saw six events completed, Augustana was in sixth place with 145 points. Grinnell leads with 241 points, followed by Coe (191), William Jewell (177), Morningside (175) and Loras (171). Trailing the Vikings are Monmouth (124), Carroll (119), Knox (108), Beloit (56), Illinois College (44) and Principia (38).