Marshall Finishes Seventh at MAC Championships
Kuurto, Nilsson Named First Team All-MAC






Marshall Finishes Seventh at MAC Championships
Kuurto, Nilsson Named First Team All-MAC

2/26/2005

  • Complete Results


    Kuurto Wins 200-Yard Fly
    Photo by Matt Riley

    ATHENS, Ohio - The Marshall University swimming and diving team finished seventh at the Mid-American Conference Championships with a score of 298.

    Junior Milla Kuurto (Lohja, Finland) led the Thundering Herd on the final day of competition by capturing the victory in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:01.85.

    In the 1650-yard freestyle senior Erika Nilsson (Haninge, Sweden) finished third with a time of 17:01.71 while freshman Ashley McIlvain (Brentwood, Tenn.) placed 12th (17:38.36).

    Kuurto and Nilsson finished second and third, respectively in the individual points standing and earned First Team All-MAC honors for their performances.

    "We were pleased with the fact that we moved up two spots from last year," said Marshall University Head Coach Leonard Kraus. "Our score was really close to the fifth and sixth place teams also, unfortunately we just weren't able to overcome them."

    On the boards junior diver Casey Mulholland (Stone Mountain, Ga.) finished 12th in the 3-meter event.

    Final Team Standings
    Miami 562.5
    Ohio 507
    E. Michigan 492
    Ball State 435
    Bowling Green 404.5
    Toledo 368
    Marshall 298
    Buffalo 277
    Akron 250