After their second day of competition the Mills swim team is currently tied for 8th place at the Liberal Arts Championships. In this morning's preliminary round four Cyclones and one relay team qualified for finals, three school records were broken, and many posted lifetime and season best swims.
The 200 medley relay team, made up of Morgan Leishman, Daniela Fiestas-Paredes, Melissa Berkay, and Juli Lopez, led off the day with a school record and a strong enough swim to qualify for consolation finals. Tatei Thomas and Fiestas-Paredes both swam for season best times in their events, and will join the 200 free relay team in tonight's finals. Thomas dropped 15 seconds in the 400 IM and Fiestas-Paredes moved to 2nd on the Mills Top Ten list in the 100 breast. Also moving on tonight are Berkay in the 100 fly and Leishman in the 100 back. Leishman's 4th place finish in the 100 back also earned her a school record and a season best time.
In the 200 free three Mills swimmers, Heather Larson, Sophia Preach, and Macie Lopez, reached lifetime best times. Lopez also moved to 5th on the Top Ten list. Aine Piedad moved to 6th on the Top Ten list with a lifetime best swim in the 100 breast and Ashley Young used a lifetime best to make the list in the 100 back.
Today's action concluded with the 800 free relay, in which Berkay, Leishman, Macie Lopez, and Juli Lopez, set another school record. In addition to the relay record, Berkay's 200 yard lead-off swim also set a Mills record.
Representing Mills in the finals, Berkay took second in the 100 fly and Leishman finished fifth in the 100 back. The 200 medley relay team improved on their morning swim, breaking the school record for the second time in one day.
The Cyclones are back in action tomorrow for the final day of competition.