CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Saginaw Valley State University women's swimming & diving team finished its second day of competition at the third-annual Magnus Cup Invitational on Saturday (11/22). The three day event is being hosted at the Busbey Natatorium on the campus of Cleveland State University.
One day after posting a pair of NCAA Division II B qualifying times, Rebeca Martinez added another after a strong performance in the 400 Yard IM. The freshman posted a time of 4:29.85 in the finals after recording a 4:29.97 in the prelims to finish in fifth place. It was her best time of the 2014-15 season by almost eight seconds in the event. She would add a season-best time of 59.64 in the 100 Yard Backstroke prelims as well and would swim a 59.76 in the event's finals.
Kaleigh Kovac and Melanie Soenksen swam in the 200 Yard Freestyle and both turned in season-best times as well. Kovac touched the board with a time of 2:03.80 while Soenksen finished with a mark of 2:04.19. Kovac would go on to compete in the 100 Yard Backstroke, putting up a season-best mark of 1:08.53.
Carley Buechner and Chelsie Harmon put together season-best times in the 100 Yard Breaststroke as well, with Buechner swimming a time of 1:07.82 in the finals and Harmon a mark of 1:14.16.
Shaked Bachar swam in the 100 Yard Backstroke as well and had a time of 1:03.75 in her first time taking part in the event for the season.
The women sit in eighth place through 30 events with 211 points. The Invitational will continue Sunday in Cleveland.