Oberlin, OH. – The Oberlin College Invitational continued on on Friday as day two of the event featured 12 new events. The Wheeling University Swimming team competed in four races on the day, and had two players leading the way on the women’s side of the event.
Leading the way on day two was Meredith Mandal, who completed in the second event of the day, the 400-meter Intermediate, and took home her second medal of the invitational. She finished second overall in the race with a time of 4:55.51, and finished five seconds slower than the winner. It was an improvement of five seconds over her preliminary time. The other female swimmer to compete on the day was Jade Miller, who was coming off a first place finish on day one. Miller completed in the 100-yard Backstroke, and finished fifth overall with a time of 1:01.34. She finished two minutes behind the leader, and posted a time that was just 34 tenths of a second slower than she did in her preliminary run. It was another big day for the Women’s team as they had two top-five finishers.
On the men’s side, Nathan Yost was the only one to compete, and looked to follow up Ethan Banks strong performance on day one. Yost competed in the 100-yard Butterfly and in the preliminary he finished with a time of 56.74, good for 22nd overall in the field. He qualified to compete in the night cap of the event, competing in the Final C field. He would finish once again 22nd overall, and improved his time to 56.34. Yost finished sixth overall in his field good for his best finish of the tournament. He showed good improvement on the second day, and looks to keep improving throughout the Oberlin Invite.
The third and final day of the Oberlin College Invite is scheduled for Saturday. There will be a morning session at 9 AM, followed by the finals at 6 pm.