GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - It was a unique opportunity for Albion as they swam dual meets against Calvin and Alma. The Britons were defeated by Calvin 176.5-118.5 and they defeated Alma 232-42. The competition against Calvin was rescheduled from earlier in the year.
Rileigh Eding led the charge for the Britons with three second-place finishes and a first-place finish. Her first-place finish came alongside teammates Tia Ullieme, Allison Dasky, and Hannah Erickson in the 200 Free Relay. Kathryn Henning, Tia Ulieme and Allison Dasky were also part of the second-place finish in the 200 Medley Relay. Eding's other two second-place finishes came in the 100 Back and 100 Free.
Hannah Erickson's other first-place finish came with a time of 1:59:12 in the 200 Free.
Senior Alex Horman contributed two second-place performances with a time of 2:17:59 in the 200 Fly while being part of a team effort in the 200 Free Relay.
Sarah Griffiths contributed significant points in three events for the Britons. 200 Fly (1st), 200 Back (3rd) and 200 Free Relay (4th) were all strong performances for Griffiths.
Tia Ulieme finished with all podium appearances for the four events that she participated in. Along with the two relays, Ulieme finished second in the 50 Free and third in the 100 Fly.
The Britons are now off until February 19th when they travel to Grand Rapids Michigan to compete in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championships.
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Joe and Julie Serra have given a $5 million leadership gift to launch a fundraising initiative to make two dreams a reality at Albion College. The first is a newly expanded fitness and student activity facility at the site of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The second is a new or renovated competition facility for the volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball teams that currently call Kresge Gymnasium home.
The College is continuing to raise funds in support of both projects. To learn more, call 517/629-0446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org