Haerle becomes first HCAC champion of women's 100 breaststroke

Haerle wins HCAC women's 100 championship

Terre Haute, Ind. – The momentum picked up for the Transylvania swimming team on Day Two of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships at the Vigo County Aquatic Center on Saturday.

The second-day series of the inaugural swimming and diving championships sanctioned by the HCAC witnessed an individual title for Transylvania sophomore Sarah Haerle, who sprinted to victory in the finals of the women's 100-yard breaststroke event.

Haerle outpaced five other competitors in Saturday's final, touching the wall in 1:06.29 seconds. The sophomore's day brought the thunder in a sequel that saw increasingly impressive finishes by the Pioneers.

On the men's side, freshman Drew Dodds posted the top finish with a third-place showing in the men's 100-yard breaststroke. Dodds finished in 58.42 seconds, just a sliver behind a pair of racers from Rose-Hulman who touched the wall four-hundredths of a second in front of the freshman.

The Pioneers also made noise in the women's 100 butterfly where senior Kiali Jelinek took fifth place in the final, finishing in 1:02.68 seconds.

A pair of Pioneers recorded top-five finishes as sophomore Grace Galyon completed the women's 100 breaststroke in 1:14.70 seconds and freshman Emma Lloyd finished the women's 100 backstroke in 1:07.74 seconds.

The final day at the HCAC Championships begins on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. with preliminary events. The finals session begins at 4:00 p.m. with a special Senior Recognition Ceremony ahead of finals races at 5:00 p.m.

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