GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - A total of 10 school records were broken by Phoenix swimmers and divers at the 2011 Horizon League Championships in Cleveland last week, as the Green Bay women captured their seventh consecutive conference crown and the men earned a fifth-place finish. Seven school standards were snapped on the women's side, including one Horizon League mark, while the men saw three records fall.
Women's senior Alyssa Danielson (Rogers, Minn.) walked away with three school records to her name following the four days in Cleveland, as well as a Horizon League record.
Danielson won the 50-yard freestyle with a school and conference record time of 22.90. The senior also set Green Bay's all-time best mark in the 100-yard freestyle (50.38), breaking Christine Spading's record (50.84) from the 2009 championship meet. In addition, Danielson teamed up with Shannon Demrow (Algonquin, Ill.), Emilee Harry (Sheboygan, Wis.) and Parker Wolf (Kohler, Wis.) to break the 200-yard freestyle relay record in 1:32.49. The quartet edged the 2009 record of 1:32.59 for a second-place finish.
Senior Deanna DeGrand (Green Bay, Wis.) set a pair of records, winning the 1000-yard freestyle and placing third in the 500-yard freestyle. DeGrand's 1000 time of 10:09.99 broke her own 2010 record of 10:11.96, and her 500 time of 4:56.59 beat Melissa Killpatrick's 2010 mark of 4:59.16.
Jason Askew (Durban, South Africa) was a dual record-breaker in Cleveland for the Phoenix men, finishing the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke events faster than anyone in Green Bay history. The senior won the 100 in 55.11, beating his own time of 56.80. He then placed second in the 200 with a time of 2:00.64, crushing his 2010 record of 2:05.01.
Below is a complete list of records broken at the 2011 Horizon League Championships, as well as a list of individual champions.
Women's School Records at the 2011
Horizon League Championships
50-yard freestyle: Alyssa Danielson - 22.90 (Horizon League Record)
100-yard freestyle: Alyssa Danielson - 50.38
500-yard freestyle: Deanna DeGrand - 4:56.59
1000-yard freestyle: Deanna DeGrand - 10:09.99
200-yard breaststroke: Amy Burback - 2:18.45
400-yard IM: Amber Bartholomew - 4:23.84
200-yard freestyle relay: Alyssa Danielson, Shannon Demrow, Emilee Harry, Parker Wolf - 1:32.49