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Women's Swimming and Diving-CH - Sun, Nov. 20, 2011
 

Chicago, Ill. - The freshmen class of the Eagles Swimming team are putting their stamp on the Robert Morris swimming record books as six school records were taken down this weekend at the Phoenix Fall Classic at the University of Chicago.

 

On Friday night, the trio of freshmen Makaylee Frederick (Odessa, TX), Tori Riban(Winfield, IL) and Jamie VanPortfliet(Rockford, MI) together with sophomore Ariel Hesse(Tinley Park, IL) combined to take down the 200 Freestyle Relay record of Espinoza, Grear, Hamada, and Hoffer set in 2008. 

The records kept falling on Saturday as the same foursome broke the 800 freestyle relay mark they had lowered last weekend at the Monmouth Invitational.  During the lead-off leg of the relay, VanPortfliet broke the 200 free school record owned by sophomore Ariel Hesse that she set last season.  VanPortfliet continued to lower her own school record in the 100 free as well,  dropping the mark to 57.04.  The 200 Backstroke record survived at least another two weeks as Riban came within a half second of the mark Hoffer set in 2008.  Riban won't get another shot at the record until the TYR Invitational in Kenosha, Wisconsin on December 2nd-3rd.

As the meet came to a close on Sunday, VanPortfliet finished her individual event by taking down one last school record in the 50 free with a time of 25.75.  The team wasn't finished re-writing the books until the last event of the weekend when Frederick led-off the team with Riban, Hesse, and VanPortfliet to erase the school record in the 400 free relay with a time of 4:00.41.  The previous record was held by Espinoza, Grear, Hamada, and Hoffer set in 2008.

 
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