HCAC Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Notebook, Week 7

HCAC Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Notebook, Week 7

CARMEL, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) men's and women's swimming and diving season continued in week seven of action.

Around the League:

HCAC Men's Swimming and Diving Schedule

HCAC Women's Swimming and Diving Schedule

Athlete of the Week:

Men's Swimming:

Josh Ekberg (Mahomet, Ill.) Anderson University | Junior – Ekberg competed on five record-setting relays. He also set a school record in 100-yard breaststroke. Ekberg put together top-15 finishes in two breaststroke events against Division I competition.

Men's Diving:

Collin Barton (Greenwood, Ind.) Franklin College | Freshman – Barton was the only Grizzly to compete on both boards over the weekend, earning a pair of top-five finishes at the Wabash Invitational.

Women's Swimming:

Brynna Sentel (Sullivan, Ill.) Franklin College | Junior – Sentel won two events and finished in the top-three in two others at the Gail Moll Pebworth Invitational. She set new program, event and HCAC records in the 1650 freestyle and currently holds the nation's best time in the mile. Sentel helped the Grizzlies win a pair of relays against large fields from Divisions II and III.

Women's Diving:

Halle Strege (McCordsville, Ind.) Anderson University | Freshman – Strege established a school record in three-meter diving. She defeated divers from Division I and Division II institutions during the Magnus Cup.

Notable Performances:


  • Charlie Hall (Owensboro, Ky.) Franklin College | Junior – Hall reached the finals of all four individual events he took part in on the weekend and holds the top time in the HCAC in the 200 fly, 200 IM and 400 IM.
  • Derick Miller (Arlington, Texas) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Freshman – Miller helped Rose-Hulman win the Bethel/Olivet Nazarene Men's Triangular with an individual win, two second-place finishes and a winning relay performance. Miller was first in the 100-butterfly; second in the 100-breaststroke and 50-butterfly; and first in the 200-medley relay.


  • Tess Maubach (Bloomington, Ill.) Anderson University | Sophomore – Maubach broke the school record in 200 Butterfly and set PRs in 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle. She recorded the top individual finish for Anderson in Magnus Cup.
  • Michaela Kivett (Naples, Fla.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Senior – Kivett helped Rose-Hulman score maximum diving points by sweeping the one-meter (199.15) and three-meter (206.25) wins in a tri-match featuring Bethel and Olivet Nazarene.