Swimmers win one, lose one

Kelson Warner

The Lawrence University Swim Team was tested in last weekend’s triangular in Lake Forest, finishing second in the three-team meet. The men’s and women’s teams bested the Carroll University Pioneers 68-33 and 76-24 respectively. Lake Forest, however, pulled away with a pair of wins, scoring wins of 92-13 against the men and 81-32 against the women.
As the season moves forward, Lawrence swimmers continue to improve upon existing times and put points on the board. For the men’s team, junior Peter Brengel placed second in the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1:01.05, while teammate Tom Smith, also a junior, raced to third place in the 50-meter freestyle by finishing in 26.74 seconds.
Freshmen Ted Chritton and Charlie Mann also had good showings, with Chritton placing second in the 800-meter freestyle and third in the 400-meter freestyle in times of 9:13.61 and 4:30.89 and Mann finishing just .15 seconds behind Lake Forest’s Michael Tunzi in the 100-meter freestyle to take third with a time of 57.47 seconds.
The women’s team fared equally well, led in points by freshmen Hannah Gabriel, who took first in both the 200-meter and 400-meter freestyles by clocking times of 2:14.59 and 4:43.28.
Also assisting the team were sophomore Julia Heller and freshmen Chelsea Hameister. The two switched off, with Heller taking second place and Hameister third in the 50-meter freestyle before Hameister took second and Heller third in the 100-meter freestyle.
Relay events for both the men’s and women’s team displayed great promise, with both “A” teams placing second in the 200-meter medley relay with times of 1:56.16 and 2:21.54 correspondingly. In the 200-meter freestyle relay, the women’s “A” team of Hameister, Helen Noble, Jenna Budde and Gabriel took first, posting a time of 2:01.54; the men’s “A” team of Brengel, Walker Brengel, Chritton and Mann held second with a time of 1:44.38.
The Lawrence University Swim Team’s next meet is at Carthage for the Private College Championships Sunday.