INDIANAPOLIS – Five Hanover College women's swimmers were announced as all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference performers Wednesday afternoon.
Hanover's first class of all-conference performers includes junior Megan Brandt (Guyton, Ga.), sophomore Liv Loran (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and freshmen Hailee Holberton (New Palestine, Ind.), Nora Miodrag (Lousiville, Ky.) and Sydney Schulok (Cincinnati, Ohio). Brandt, Loran, Holberton and Schulok were named second team selections while Miodrag was tabbed to the honorable mention team.
The quartet of second team award winners earned their spot after they placed second in the opening event of the HCAC Championships last weekend. The relay team clocked in at 1:41.21 in the 200 free for the Panthers' top finish at the meet. Miodrag earn her all-conference award by joining Brandt, Loran and Schulok on the 200 medley relay team, which finished in 1:52.51.
To go along with the relay performances, Loran logged three individual championship finals appearances. The sophomore posted personal records in all three events in which she placed inside the top six, including the 50 (25.22) and 100 free (55.08), and the 100 breaststroke (1:08.48). In the three individual events, Loran accumulated 31 team points.
Schulok added two championship final appearances, the 100 free and 100 backstroke. The freshman set personal records in the prelims of both events, 54.64 and 1:01.39, respectively, en route to fourth and sixth place final finishes. She was also seventh in the 50 free with times of 25.30 and 25.47.
Both Brandt and Miodrag each logged consolation finishes in three events at the conference meet. Brandt, HC's Christopher M. Ragsdale All-Sportsmanship team selection, set PR's in the 100 (1:04.73) and 200 (2:19.94) backstroke, but her highest individual finish came in the 100 fly, where she placed ninth with a time of 1:06.19.
Miodrag placed seventh, eighth and ninth in the 200 backstroke, 100 backstroke and 200 free respectively. The freshman set new personal bests in all three events, led by her 200 backstroke effort of 2:15.94.
Holberton found her individual success in the breaststroke swims. The freshman was sixth in the 100 breast with a time of 1:12.10, good enough for a new personal record and sixth-place showing. She was also eighth in the 200 breast with a personal-best time of 2:39.85.
In Hanover's first season as a varsity intercollegiate program, the Panthers placed fourth out of six teams at the HCAC Swimming & Diving Championships. The Blue and Red compiled 282 points over three days and 20 total events. Recaps from all three days are available in the news tab near the top of the page.
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