Flyers Pick Up Two Provisional Marks at GLVC Championship

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Flyers Pick Up Two Provisional Marks On Second Day Of GLVC Swimming And Diving Championships

Published: February 8, 2019.

The Lewis women's swimming team picked up a pair of provisional qualifying marks on the second day of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Swimming and Diving Championships in Crawfordsville, Ind. Ebony McCray (Avondale, AZ/Agua Fria High School) earned a provisional mark in the 100-yard butterfly and Stephanie Palczynski (Warrenville, IL/Wheaton Warrenville South High School) recorded one in the 200-yard freestyle.

McCray finished fourth in the 100 fly with a time of 55.91 to earn her second qualifying mark of the meet. She also picked one up in the 50-freestyle on Wednesday.

Palczynski took eighth in the 200 free with a time of 1:52.97.

Lewis' team in the 400-yard medley relay consisting of Palczynski, McCray, Hannah Zuercher (Lincoln, Neb./Pius X) and Gabby Jeffers (South Bend, Ind./John Adams) took sixth in a time of 3:52.78 while the team of Meghan Beese (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South), Meaghan Bower (Lenexa, Kan./Shawnee Mission), Ianthe Van Der Westhuizen and Daniela Navarrete (Panama City, Panama) took third in the B-final with a time of 3:57.77.

The Flyer foursome of Palczynski, Zuercher, Rachel Marsh (Houston, Texas/Mirabeau B. Lamar) and Emily Pickett (Surprise, Ariz./Willow Canyon) took sixth in the B-final of the 200-yard freestyle relay in a time of 1:40.06.

Lewis remains in sixth place at the halfway point of the competition with 122 points. Drury extended its overall lead with Indianapolis in second and McKendree in third. Bellarmine and Truman State round out the top five.

The meet continues on Friday.

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