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Coe College - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Faidley, Fitzgerald win for Coe swimmers

ELSAH, Ill. - Corbin Faidley and Sam Fitzgerald captured titles for the Coe College swim team at the Liberal Arts Championships Saturday in Elsah, Ill.

Faidley took the men's 1650 freestyle in 16:22.58. Fitzgerald won the women's 200 breaststroke in 2:23.84.

The Kohawks placed third in the women's 400 freestyle relay in 3:39.79 with Ayaka Okamoto, Fitzgerald, Katy Appler and Alanna Thompson.


Coe men blank Cornell in tennis

The Coe men's tennis team blanked Cornell, 9-0, Saturday at the Clark Racquet Center to give the Kohawks a 10-1 lead in the Bremner Cup All-Sports Standings between the two schools.

Riley Galbraith defeated Gabriel Souza, 7-5, 6-2, at No. 1 singles for the Kohawks (3-1).



1. Riley Galbraith (COE) def. Gabriel Souza, 7-5, 6-2 2. Ryan Hickman (COE) def. Tucker Barnes, 6-0, 6-1 3. Evgeny Pakhomenko (COE) def. Corey Duncan, 6-1, 6-0 4. Nate Ackert (COE) def. Tom Greene, 6-2, 6-1 5. Zack Decker (COE) def. Alex Rand, 6-0, 6-0 6. Josh Pudlo (COE) def. Auston Sack, 6-0, 6-0


1. Galbraith/Hickman (COE) def. Barnes/Souza, 8-2 2. Decker/Mark Kroll (COE) def. Greene/Rand, 8-2 3. Chad Moklestad/Pudlo (COE) def. Duncan/Sack, 8-0


Hawkins wins long jump for Kohawks

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. - Chris Hawkins of Coe won the long jump at the Wisconsin-Platteville Invitational Saturday with a leap of 6.55 meters.

Sammie Osterberger set a school record for the Kohawks when she placed second in the 60 meter hurdles in 9.29 seconds. Osterberger also finished third in the 200 meter dash (27.24) and Laura Bybee placed third in the pole vault (3.17 meters).

Robbie Peters set a school record for Coe when he finished third in the men's weight throw (16.91 meters).

No team scores were kept.


Coe swimmers break 7 school marks

ELSAH, Ill. – The Coe men's and women’s swimming team broke seven school records during the third day of competition in the Liberal Arts Championship on Friday.

The Coe women held third place with 254.5 points after Friday’s competition, and the Coe men were sixth with 221. Luther leads the women’s standings with 548.5 points and Franklin leads the men with 531.

Ayaka Okamoto, Sam Fitzgerald, Katie King and Alanna Thompson finished second in the 200-yard medley relay in a school-record time of 1 minute, 48.64 seconds for the Coe women. Okamoto also finished second in the 100 backstroke in 57.56.

The Coe men finished sixth in the 200 medley relay in a school-record time of 1:38.75, Corbin Faidley was third in the 200 freestyle in 1:46.31, Tucker Dangremond was fourth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:00.00, Collin Flynn was fourth in the 100 backstroke in 53.58 and Coe was fifth in the 800 freestyle relay in 7:17.15.

Coe has broken 13 school records so far in the meet, which continues Saturday.


Coe swimmers net 4 bronze medals

ELSAH, Ill. - Coe swimmers won four bronze medals Thursday at the Liberals Arts Championship with third-place showings.

The Coe women collected three of those bronze medals. Sam Fitzerald placed third in the 200-meter individual medley (2:13.09). The Kohawks also finished third in the 200 freestyle relay (1:39.93) and the 400 medley relay (4:00.74).

Corbin Faidley placed third for the Coe men in the 500 freestyle (4:43.87).

Luther leads the women's standings with 275.5 points. The Kohawks are fourth out of 11 teams with 117.5 points.

Franklin leads the men's standings with 238 points. The Kohawks are sixth out of nine teams with 95 points.

The meet continues Friday and Saturday.


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