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Men’s 800 Free Relay Headlines Opening Day in Decorah

(photo credit: Stephen Bates, WCS Photography)
(photo credit: Stephen Bates, WCS Photography)

DECORAH, Iowa – The Illinois Tech men's swimming and diving team kicked-off the Liberal Arts Championships on Wednesday evening with both the 800 Yard Freestyle Relay and the 1 Meter Diving events. Tech sits in second place at Luther College after the first day with a score of 49 points.

Day One Scores

  1. Franklin (77)
  2. Illinois Tech (49)
  3. Luther (44)
  4. Loras (42)
  5. Coe (32)
  6. Morningside (28)
  7. Simpson (24)

Day One Highlights

  • Tech's 800 yard Freestyle Relay team of Julian Escasa, Seth Wissenbach, Jay Korhonen, and Karsen Diepholz was dominant, placing second (7:01.08) and improving its seed time by over eight seconds. The group trailed Franklin College by less than four seconds and defeated third-place Coe by over six seconds.
  • David Polzin partook in the day's 1 Meter Diving event, placing fourth with a score of 312.20.

Day Two Preview

  • Thursday's events at the LAC Championships are set to be the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay, 500 Yard Freestyle, 200 Yard Individual Medley, 50 Yard Freestyle, and the 400 Yard Medley Relay.
  • Preliminaries for these events will begin at 10:00 a.m., with the finals taking place at 6:00 p.m.
  • Luther College will provide live video and live results for each of the day's events.