AKRON, OHIO – Manchester University junior Ally Roskos (Elkhart, Ind.) added to an already-full cadre of diving honors Friday, Feb. 18.
Adding to two Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Invitational titles and numerous meet victories, Roskos picked up her second Ohio Athletic Conference championship, claiming the one-meter event with a score of 408.8 points. She defeated the better than 41 points, as John Carroll University sophomore Ashley Creasap took second (267.35). The score also gained her entrance into the 2017 NCAA Division III Mideast Regionals set for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24 and 25, at Calvin College's Venema Aquatic Center in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Roskos' success was just part of the story for the Black and Gold at Akron University's Ocasek Natatorium. Junior swimmer Emily Clark (Peru, Ind.) did her best to rewrite the record board at Strauss-Peabody Aquatic and Fitness Center almost on her own in the pool. Her 61.96-second clocking in the 100-yard butterfly put her among the top 11 and was a new school standard as were her splits in 200-yard medley relay, where she did the 50-yard backstroke, and the 800-yard freestyle relay. Due to her relay efforts, Coach Mike Kroll's team was sixth in the 200-yard medley (2:08.72) and seventh in the 800-yard freestyle (9:02.9).
The Black and Gold, sitting seventh on the team standings with 126 points, continue to chase Transylvania University for sixth as the Pioneers have 166 going into the final day of competition Saturday, Feb. 18.