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Published: Sunday, 2/28/2010

UT women win MAC swimming title

OXFORD, Ohio - Behind the strength of seven school records, the University of Toledo women's swimming and diving team roared to a convincing victory to win its first Mid-American Conference championship.

The Rockets racked up 670.5 points to cap off the best season in the program's 19-year history.

Miami was second of eight teams with 572.

UT matched its best regular-season record with an 11-2 finish and went a perfect 7-0 in the MAC. The team's dual meet efforts earned it a No. 37 ranking in the CSCAA/CollegeSwimming.com national poll.

Jacy Dyer claimed three individual titles for the Rockets, including the 1650 freestyle, the 200 free, and 500 free. She set a MAC record in the 1650 (16:21.46) and school records in the other two. Dyer also competed on the first-place 800-free relay team with Laura Heckroth, Carly Harter, and Kelsey Atchison.

Harter won the 200 individual medley. The freshman also was the runner-up in the 400 IM.

The Rockets won relay titles in the 200 and 400 medley and the 400 free. The 200 medley relay team of Ashley Cusack, Laura Lindsay, Amanda Thompson, and Katie White won in 1:40.20.

The 400 medley relay team of Cusack, Lindsay, Thompson, and Harter won in 3:40.06. The 400 free relay team of White, Harter, Atchison, and Dyer took first in 3:21.77.

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