Green Bay Swimmers & Divers Rewrite Record Books in 2011-12

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Release: March 22, 2012
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Sophomore Parker Wolf anchored Green Bay's record-setting 800-yard freestyle relay at the Horizon League Championships.
By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)

GREEN BAY, Wis. ( - The 2011-12 campaign proved to be another successful one for the Green Bay swimming and diving programs, as a total of 13 school records were broken throughout the course of the season, including 10 at the Horizon League Championships at the end of February.

Leading the way in the pool for the Phoenix women was sophomore Kendra Rottier (Green Bay, Wis.), who ended the year with five school records and three individual conference championships to her name. Rottier's record-breaking run began in December at the Iowa Hawkeye Invite when she shattered the Phoenix record in the 200-yard butterfly, swimming a blazing time of 2:02.81 to break the seven-year-old standard (Sarah Ciganek, 2:04.54, 2004).

At the 2012 Horizon League meet hosted by Milwaukee, Rottier snapped four more records while dominating a trio of distance races. The sophomore finished nearly 30 seconds ahead of second place in the 1650 freestyle on the meet's final day, racing to a record time of 16:47.23. She also won the 1000 free (10:03.70) and 500 free (4:52.88), and swam on Green Bay's record-breaking 800 free relay squad, which placed second in 7:27.18.

On the men's side, senior diver Daniel Pogue (Chisholm, Minn.) finished his outstanding Phoenix career with school-record scores in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events. The 16-time Horizon League Diver of the Week won the 1-meter board at the conference meet, putting up a record total of 379.15. He also placed a close second in the 3-meter competition, setting a new Phoenix high with a score of 352.20. For his efforts, he was named Horizon League Diver of the Meet for the second year in a row.

Pogue also posted the highest totals by a Green Bay diver at the 2012 NCAA Zone 'D' Diving Championships in Iowa. The senior qualified for finals on both boards, finishing with a 3-meter total of 606.15 and a 1-meter total of 580.85.

Amber Bartholomew (Alexandria, Minn.) took home a pair of school records and a conference record at the Horizon League meet. The senior cruised to a first-place time of 4:18.62 in the 400 IM - the fastest finish in league history, and also earned a second-place time of 2:01.28 in the 200 IM. Both were good enough for NCAA 'B' cuts.

The final individual record was snapped by freshman Amanda Walker (Sun Prairie, Wis.), who was named Horizon League Co-Newcomer of the Year for her stellar rookie campaign. Walker placed third in the 200 freestyle, touching in at a record time of 1:50.53. The freshman standout also swam the opening leg of the record-setting 800 free relay (7:27.18), along with Rottier, Heather Bodin (Maple Grove, Minn.) and Parker Wolf (Kohler, Wis.).

Also picking up a Phoenix record was the 200 medley relay team consisting of Matt Hollub (Appleton, Wis.), Ryan Korslin (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.), Robert Miner (Madison, Wis.) and Cole Hackney (Highlands Ranch, Colo.), which raced to a school-record time of 1:31.71.

Women's School Records Set in 2011-12
200 Freestyle: Amanda Walker (1:50.53)
500 Freestyle: Kendra Rottier (4:52.88)
1000 Freestyle: Kendra Rottier (10:03.79)
1650 Freestyle: Kendra Rottier (16:47.23)
200 Butterfly: Kendra Rottier (2:02.81)
200 IM: Amber Bartholomew (2:01.28)
400 IM: Amber Bartholomew (4:18.62) *
800 Freestyle Relay: Amanda Walker, Kendra Rottier, Heather Bodin, Parker Wolf (7:27.18)

Men's School Records Set in 2011-12
200 Medley Relay: Matt Hollub, Ryan Korslin, Robert Miner, Cole Hackney (1:31.71)
1-Meter Dive: Daniel Pogue (379.15)
3-Meter Dive: Daniel Pogue (352.20)
1-Meter Dive (Zones): Daniel Pogue (580.85)
3-Meter Dive (Zones): Daniel Pogue (606.15)

Individual Horizon League Championships
1000 Freestyle: Kendra Rottier (10:03.79)
500 Freestyle: Kendra Rottier (4:52.88)
100 Breaststroke: Jonathan Lesniak (55:24)
400 IM: Amber Bartholomew (4:18.62) *
1-Meter Dive: Daniel Pogue (379.15)
1650 Freestyle: Kendra Rottier (16:47.23)

* Horizon League Record


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