Mara Brown leads Women's Swimming and Diving at University of Chicago Phoenix Fall Classic

Mara Brown leads Women's Swimming and Diving at University of Chicago Phoenix Fall Classic

By Tim Glon

CHICAGO, Ill. — Sophomore Mara Brown (Fremont/Ross) had a pair of top-20 finishes to lead the Ohio Northern women's swimming and diving team at the 11-team Chicago (Ill.) Phoenix Fall Classic Friday-Sunday at the Myers-McLoraine Pool.

The Polar Bears finished the non-scoring meet with seven top-20 finishes at the University of Chicago's 10-lane pool.

Brown was 15th in the 200 fly in 2:16.38 and was 18th in the 100 fly in :59.70 to lead ONU.

Three Polar Bears finished in the top 20 in the 400 I.M.

Sophomore Hannah Eversole (Cincinnati/Mount Notre Dame) was 17th in 4:57.50, senior Abby Schauer (Beavercreek) was 18th in 4:58.81 and sophomore Aubrey Pritchard (Delaware/Olentangy Berlin) was 20th in 5:19.42.

Senior Shelby Starkey (Bellefontaine) was 18th in the 200 back in 2:11.10 and junior Kaitlyn Sullivan (Kettering/Fairmont) was 19th in the 1650 free in 19:01.49.

The meet was dominated by No. 3-ranked Chicago, NCAA Division I St. Louis University and several nationally prominent NCAA Division II schools.

The Polar Bears return to action Jan. 13 in a tri-meet at No. 1 Kenyon with Oberlin.