Sponsored by Swimming and Diving (women)
For the first time in school history Luther is hosting the Liberal Arts Championships. This is the 36th year that the women have competed for a team title at this event dating back to 1983.
Luther finished the 2018 Liberal Arts Championships in third place with a four-day point total of (427). Franklin University its second consecutive team title posting (815.5). Coe College was the runner-up (430).
Day 1 Recap (Wednesday): The only event tonight was the 800 freestyle relay. The foursome of Pilar Dritz, Sam Kraft, Martha Stelter and Sofie Wallock placed third clocked at 8:09.13. Franklin College won the event (7:45.37) and Illinois Tech was second (8:05.04).
Day 2 Recap (Thursday): Three individuals and the 200 freestyle relay advanced to today's A-Finals. Linnea Lee-Brown was crowned a Liberal Arts Champion touching the wall first in the 50 freestyle with a time of (24.06). During the preliminary round, she set a new pool record of (23.98) and just missed the B-Cut qualifying mark of (23.75) and Luther school record of (23.95) held by Rachel Bruns.
Sam Kraft finished third in the 500 freestyle (5:09.91) and Pilar Dritz placed sixth in the 200 IM (2:15.35).
The 200 freestyle relay of Lee-Brown, Kraft, Lilly Nelson and Sofie Wallock placed third with a time of 1:40.46.
In three-meter diving (11 dives), Megan Broadbent placed third with 383.75 points and Elizabeth Bonin was fourth with 361.45 points.
Day 3 Recap (Friday): Three Norse advanced to tonight's A-Finals. Dritz placed sixth in the 400 IM (4:50.35), Lee-Brown finished fifth in the 100 fly (1:56.70) and Kraft placed third in the 200 freestyle (1:56.70).
The 200 medley foursome of Elena Dooley, Dritz, Lee-Brown and Lilly Nelson finished the night with a fifth place finish (1:53.00).
The final day of competition will begin tomorrow with the preliminary rounds will beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Day 4 Recap (Saturday): Six Norse advanced to the A-Finals in today's action. Sam Kraft placed second in the 1650 freestyle (17:42.06). Kelly Cherrier placed sixth in the 1650 freestyle (19:11.43) and seventh in the 200 fly (2:20.11). Linnea Lee-Brown placed fourth in the 100 freestyle (55.00) and Pilar Dritz was fifth in the 200 backstroke (2:11.85).
Megan Broadbent (362.75) and Elizabeth Bonin (342.55) finished fourth and fifth respectively in one-meter diving.
The 400 freestyle relay ended the meet with a third place finish. The foursome of Dritz, Lilly Nelson, Lee-Brown and Kraft posted a time of (3:40.67).
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586