By: Jake Krier, UWEC Sports Information
BROWN DEER, Wisc. (blugolds.com) - The 2017 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Swimming & Diving Championships (presented by Culver's) kicked off on Thursday, and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire men's team currently sits in second place after day one of the competition.
Contributing to UW-Eau Claire's 187 team points were a first place finish in the 200 yard individual medley and finishing runner-up in the 200 yard freestyle and 400 yard medley relays.
A part of each of those races was Collin Miller (Fr.-Rochester, MN/Schaeffer Academy). In the 200 yard IM, the freshman broke the conference and school records with his 1:50.28 coming faster than last year's NCAA invite time.
Miller joined Ben Fisher (Sr.-Roselle, IL/Lake Park), Jack Kelly (Jr.-Medina, MN/Wayzata), and Logan Coert (Jr.-Cedarburg, WI) on the 200 yard freestyle relay team that set a new school record with their time of 1:21.63. This has them currently sitting fourth in the country with the top 16 qualifying for the national meet.
Ryan Young (Sr.-Lakeville, MN/North), Miller, Fisher, and Coert's second place finish in the 400 yard medley relay (3:23.45) broke the UW-Eau Claire record as well.
Day two of the competition will resume from Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center on Friday morning with preliminaries beginning at 10 a.m.
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