ELSAH, Ill. - Another school record was broken on Saturday, while nine events had top-five times in school history on the final day of the Liberal Arts Championships.
In the 1,650-yard freestyle, Corbin Faidley (Pleasant Hill, Iowa/Hoover) broke the school record in 16:11.44 with this second place finish. His time is the 30th best in the nation and an NCAA B Cut time. Blake Sterns (Longmont, Colo./Silver Creek) finished eighth in 17:03.25, the second best time in school history. Eric Ford (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Washington ) was 13th in 18:00.31, while Phil Cunningham was 14th in 18:00.52. In the women's 200-yard backstroke, Kendall Bundy (Denver, Colo./South) was third in 2:09.44, the second best time in school history. Alanna Thompson (Waterloo, Iowa/ West) was sixth in 2:13.13, while her prelims time of 2:11.29 is the third best in school history. On the men's side, Doug Sauer was fifth in 1:58.46, the third-best time in school history. Collin Flynn (Racine, Wis./Walden III) finished 10th in 2:01.17.
Katy Appler (Clermont, Iowa/Valley) was 10th in the women's 100-yard freestyle in 56.47, while Brandi Peter (Dubuque, Iowa/ Senior) was 13th in 57.69. Quincy Markham (Sioux City, Iowa/Bishop Heelan ) had the fourth-best time in school history in the 100-yard freestyle, finishing 10th in 48.39. Joshua Seymour (Des Moines, Iowa/Dowling Catholic ) was 14th in 49.21. Sam Fitzgerald (Springville, Iowa/Springville) was second in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:26.41, while her prelims time of 2:25.35 ranks 47th in the nation. Katie Freeland (Dysart, Iowa/Union) was third in 2:26.86, the second best time in school history. On the men's side, Tucker Dangremond (Colorado Springs, Colo./Air Academy) was ninth in 2:15.74.
In the 200-yard butterfly, Conor Backhaus (Omaha, Neb./Millard West) was 14th in 2:07.62, while Andy Cheng (Corpus Christi, Texas/W.B. Ray) was 16th in 2:08.50. Andrew Koehler (Bel Aire, Kan./Wichita) was sixth on the one-meter diving board with a score of 223.40. In the 400-yard freestyle relay, Coe's team of Fitzgerald, Freeland, Appler and Bundy finished fourth in 3:42.94, the third-best time in school history. On the men's side, Coe's team of Markham, Seymour, Flynn and Tim Bosn (Omaha, Neb./Roncalli Catholic) finished seventh in 3:17.15. In the prelims, their time of 3:16.36 is the second best in the nation.
The Kohawk women finished fourth with 416 points. Franklin won the meet with 635 points. The Kohawk men were fifth with 335 points, while Franklin won the team title with 750 points.