By: Jake Krier, UWEC Sports Information
SHENANDOAH, Tex. (blugolds.com) - The conclusion to the 2017 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships as well as the 2016-17 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire season came on Saturday. Competing for the Blugolds on day four were four men who took part in the 100-yard freestyle and the 400-yard freestyle relay.
Collin Miller (Fr.-Rochester, MN/Schaeffer Academy) raced in both freestyle events, qualifying for the consolation finals in the 100-yard free. His preliminary time of 44.97 made him the lone Blugold swimmer across the men's and women's teams to compete in the final session of the competition Saturday night. In the consolation final, he finished fifteenth overall with a time of 45.27.
He and his teammates Ben Fisher (Sr.-Roselle, IL/Lake Park), Caleb Odmark (So.-White Bear Lake), and Logan Coert (Jr.-Cedarburg, WI) took 17th place in the 400-yard freestyle relay preliminaries and finished just one position shy of qualifying for Saturday night's session.
The team as a whole finished in 31st place in the final standings, scoring 20 points in the four-day event.
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