LUST competes in the Lawrence Quadrangular

Stephen Exarhos

The Lawrence University Swim Team hosted Lake Forest College, Carroll University and Ripon College last Saturday at the Lawrence Quadrangular. The men’s team finished in second overall, while the women finished third.
On the men’s side, sophomore Tom Smith gave the team their first victory of the meet in the 200-yard individual medley. He blew away the competition with a time of 2:06.97, almost five seconds faster than the second-place finisher, Joly Raphael of Lake Forest.
Fellow sophomore Peter Brengel provided the only other victory of the meet for the men’s in the 100-yard backstroke with his time of 54.85 seconds. Brengel’s win, like Smith’s was by more than four seconds over the second-place swimmer, Lake Forest’s Diego Ledesma.
The 200-yard medley relay team almost gave the Vikings a third win, finishing less than half of a second behind the first-place Lake Forest squad. Junior Mac Watson also had a strong meet, taking second in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:51.46 and third in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:09.62.
On the women’s side, junior Rebecca Hamlyn won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:04.11 for the team’s only victory.
Freshman Julia Heller raced well, but she fell just short of winning an event, taking second in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:04.37 and in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 56.73 seconds.
Other Vikings placing well were junior Sarah Bostrom, who took second in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:38.25, and junior Kelsey Gray, who took third in the 200 yard IM with a time of 2:26.83.
Representing the diving squad was senior Jessy Adams. Adams finished with a point total of 201.60, landing herself in third place in a Lake Forest-dominated field of five divers.
The team competed Wednesday at UW-Oshkosh and will be back in the pool again Saturday at the Wisconsin Private College Championships at Carthage College.