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Eagles Fly Away From Titans

Emily Shandley (Jr. • Oak Creek) won twice in the freestyle competition and Britney Hilgendorf (Fr. • Madison) once during UW-Oshkosh's 146-89 loss to the UW-La Crosse women's swimming and diving team on Saturday (Jan. 14) in La Crosse.

Shandley took first place in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 55.03 seconds and the 200-yard freestyle with a performance of 1:59.59. Hilgendorf earned her victory with a time of 11:24.34 in the 1,000-yard freestyle. Both swimmers joined Melissa Harvey (Sr. • Kingsford, Mich.) and Vanessa Jagodinsky (So. • Green Bay) to post a third-place time of 1:58.49 in the 200-yard medley relay.

UW-Oshkosh's second-place listings were led by Katie Duffey (Jr. • McFarland). Duffey swam to times of 1:09.16 in the 100-yard backstroke and 2:29.60 in the 200-yard individual medley while joining Desiree Deming (Fr. • Cedarburg), Hannah Forcey (So. • Appleton) and Marissa Graff (So. • Houghton, Mich.) to record a second-place mark of 1:49.90 in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

The Titans also received second-place finishes from Hilgendorf and Liz Schneider (Jr. • Madison). Hilgendorf earned a time of 1:17.89 in the 100-yard breaststroke and Schneider a value of 5:42.17 in the 500-yard freestyle.

UW-Oshkosh had Forcey, Harvey, Allison Booth (So. • Middleton) and Karen Thompson (So. • Brookfield) tally both a third- and fourth-place finish. Forcey ranked third in the 500-yard freestyle (5:48.25) and fourth in the 50-yard freestyle (27.07), while Harvey ranked third in the 50-yard freestyle (26.83) and fourth in the 100-yard freestyle (57.81). Booth finished third in the three-meter diving (208.60) and fourth in the one-meter diving (189.15), while Thompson placed third in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:23.77) and fourth in the 100-yard backstroke (1:22.17).

Other Titans finishing third were Lauren Klasen (So. • Green Bay) in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:40.09 and Kathryn O'Brien (Fr. • Bay Village, Ohio) in the 100-yard backstroke with a mark of 1:15.24.

UW-Oshkosh competes at the UW-Stevens Point Invitational on Friday and Saturday (Jan. 20-21).