Lohr and Jager named to 2011 All-MIAA Swimming and Diving Teams
OLIVET, Mich. -- Olivet College junior Caitlin Lohr (Holland/Hamilton) and sophomore Crystal Jager (Dorr/Hamilton) have been named to the 2011 All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Women's Swimming and Diving team. They helped the Comets finish in sixth-place at the 2011 MIAA Championships Feb. 17-19 at the Jenison High School Aquatic Center.
Lohr's best finish at the MIAA Championships was second in the 100 freestyle. She also placed fourth in the 50 free and 13th in the 100 butterfly. Earlier this season, Lohr posted an NCAA championships consideration time in the 50 free.
"Caitlin is a very hard worker and incredibly disciplined," said Taber. "She has experienced tremendous time drops in large part because of how serious she takes her off-season and how hard she works in the weight room. A captain for us this year, Caitlin sets as good of an example a coach could ask for."
Jager swam in the championship finals in each of her three individual events, finishing second in the 100 breaststroke, fifth in the 200 breaststroke and seventh in the 200 IM. Her times in all three events broke the school record.
"Crystal had a season of ups and downs," said Taber. "She has very bad knees that limited the amount of breaststroke she was able to do in the first half of the season. But she remained positive and continued to work hard. The silver lining is that she was able to focus a lot more on her other strokes and her IM came together beautifully. Crystal is very talented and I believe her best swimming is still ahead."