SAINT LOUIS – After the dust settled on the 2018 Atlantic 10 Championship, Saint Louis University Swimming & Diving may have put together one of their most successful postseasons in team history. The team broke 21 Billiken records in Geneva, Ohio, each etching their name in the history books at the University.
Ryan McCoy broke four of those records on his own. The junior broke records in the 500M Free, 100M Fly, 100M Free Prelims and with his split time of 43:11 in the 100 Free Relay.
T.J. Halliburton broke four records as well with his split times in the Medley Relays and individually in the 100M Back. The freshman out of Chaminade H.S. did his alma-mater proud with record with his 50M Back split of 22.37, 100 Back split of 48.78 and as the leadoff split on the same race. In the 100M Back, he finished with a time of 49.08.
Collin O’Brien checked-in with two new records under his belt with a 1:48.59 finish in the 200 IM prelims and a 1:59.43 finish in the 200M Breast finals, good enough for the bronze.
Junior Isaiah Williams also grabbed a new record in the pool with a big performance in the prelims. The Phoenix, Ariz., native finished the 200M Fly in 1:47.81.
On the women’s side, four individual finishes earned new pages in the record book. Mina Glenesk’s bronze finish of 4:51.96 in the 500M Free set a Saint Louis record in the race as well as Natalie Daniel’s 50M Free performance in 23.49.
Five relay times also set new records in Midtown. Both the men’s 200M and 400M Medley Relays of T.J. Halliburton, Justin Mars, Isaiah Williams and Ryan McCoy set records while it was two free relays and a medley that set new marks for the women.
Both the women’s 800M and 200M Free Relays found their way into the record books as Erica Morris, Glenesk, Kirby and Mahon combined in the 800 and Mary First, Daniel, Glenesk and Mahon teamed-up in the 200.
The 200 Medley Relay of Kirby, Morgan Parkinson, Daniel and First finished with a time of 1:43.88.