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More records fall as UE swimming finishes day 2

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Three more records fell as the University of Evansville swimming and diving team finished the second day of the House of Champions in Indianapolis.

School records were set by the Purple Aces women in the 200 free, 100 fly and 800 free relay. 

Michelle Tipton led the way with a record-breaking performance in the 200 free. Her time of 1:48.79 not only set the school mark, but was also the fastest time in the history of the event. The previous record was set last season and was a 1:51.33. Her time was 2.54 seconds ahead of the event record.

Tipton contributed to a new mark in the 800 free relay, teaming with Danielle Freeman, Jessi Hildebrand and Mackenzie Harris to take second place with a 7:37.78. They finished just behind Green Bay, who set the event record.

Sam Montgomery took second place in the 100 fly with her school record of 56.46. Their efforts kept the ladies in second place in the event while the men remained in fifth.

Other notable finishes for the women included a second place by Freeman, Powell, Abby Smith and Michaela Kent in the 200 medley relay. Their 1:44.98 was one of two marks in the race to break the House of Champions record.  The old record was a 1:45.20.

Powell was the top finisher in the 100 breast event, setting a new event mark with a 1:03.96. She defeated IUPUI's Jenny Oleksiak. 

Daniel O'Brien was the top performer for the men. His 5th place finish in the 100 fly finals was the top effort of the day. He swam a 50.83.  O'Brien also recorded a seventh place in the 100 backstroke, posting a 51.42 in the finals. Troy Burger came home sixth in the 100 breast, notching a 57.34.

Provided by UE Sports Information Department
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