Men’s and women’s swimming and diving have successful home meet

Kyle Nodarse

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams competed at home this past weekend. The women won the meet with 523.5 points and had strong showings in both the preliminary and the final events.
The women’s 200-yard medley relay took first with a final time of 2:01.54, the 200-yard freestyle relay won with a final time of 1:52.44, and the 400-yard freestyle relay won with a time of 3:58.52.
The women’s team not only had strong showings by their relay teams, but had quite a few solid individual performances as well. Junior Mandy Schlais placed second in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:07.53. In the 200 yard IM, freshmen Rebecca Hamlyn, Kelsey Gray, and senior Jenni Hair took first, second and third place.
In the 100-yard butterfly, Hamlyn, Schlais and junior Haley Vatch took first, second and third. Vatch also took first place in the 500-yard freestyle as well as the 1000-yard freestyle.
The men’s team took second place over the weekend in their own pool and also had strong individual and relay performances. The relay teams finished second place in both the 200-yard freestyle relay and the 200-yard medley relay race.
Freshman Nick Johnson took second in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:10.97. Junior Taylor Brengel took third place in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 52.41. Johnson and junior Matt Yauch took second and third in the 100-yard breaststroke.
The diving team also did their part. Senior Marissa Vallette and sophomore Jessy Adams finishing second and third for the women, with senior Bryan Rosen winning the 1-meter diving competition for the men.
At the time of this release, the results from Wednesday’s meet against UW-Oshkosh had not been put online, but their next meet is February 2 at Carthage. The conference championships run from February 15-17.