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Men's swimming places eighth thanks to six, top-10 performances

Men's swimming places eighth thanks to six, top-10 performances

GRINNELL, Iowa - The Simpson men's swimming and diving team turned in six, top-10 efforts en-route to an eighth-place finish at the Pioneer Classic this weekend.

Kyle McKim led the way, taking fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.52) and sixth in the 200 breaststroke (2:20.91) as the Storm took part in their first multi-team meet of the season.

Dylan Gray placed 10th in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.75), JJ Hansen took second in 3-meter diving (268.75) and Phoenix Russell came in fourth in 1-meter diving.

The 800 freestyle relay team of Matthew Van Brogen, Michael Reuter, Nicholas Collison and James Tillison came in ninth (8:17.50)

Up next:  Simpson is off for a little more than a month, returning to action January 7th against Austin College (Texas). 


50 freestyle – 11. Dylan Gray, 22.69; 28. Kyle McKim, 23.89; 40. Scott Wailes, 25.46; 43. Matt Van Brogen, 25.95

100 freestyle – 17. Dylan Gray, 51.92; 34. Scott Wailes, 56.08

200 freestyle – 23. James Tillison, 2:06.46; 24. Scott Wailes, 2:10.96 

500 freestyle – 21. Nicholas Collison, 5:40.51; 22. James Tillison, 5:41.18

1650 freestyle – 11. James Tillison, 20:58.75

100 backstroke – 26. Michael Reuter, 1:05.30

200 backstroke – 16. Nicholas Collison, 2:14.85

100 butterfly – 24. Michael Reuter, 1:01.92; 25. Matt Van Brogen, 1:02.09; 27. Nicholas Collison, 1:03.29

200 butterfly – 11. Michael Reuter, 2:19.01; 13. Matt Van Brogen, 2:22.24

100 breaststroke – 4. Kyle McKim, 1:01.52; 10. Dylan Gray, 1:04.75; 30. Grant Gullickson, 1:14.63

200 breaststroke – 6. Kyle McKim, 2:20.91; 23. Grant Gullickson, 2:43.42

100 IM – 31. Zack Lindeberg, 1:08.12

200 IM – 29. Grant Gullickson, 2:26.11; 30. Zack Lindeberg, 2:29.76

400 IM – 15. Zack Lindeberg, 5:17.85

200 freestyle relay – 14. Gray, Tillison, Wailes, McKim, 1:36.93

400 freestyle relay – 16. Gray, Wailes, Collison, McKim, 3:35.93; 19. Van Brogen, Reuter, Lindeberg, Tillison, 3:48.90

800 freestyle relay – 9. Van Brogen, Reuter, Collison, Tillison, 8:17.50

200 medley relay – 17. Lindeberg, Gullickson, Reuter, Van Brogen, 1:57.97; DQ. Collison, McKim, Gray, Wailes

400 medley relay – 12. Collison, McKim, Gray, Wailes, 3:59.97; 18. Lindeberg, Gullickson, Reuter, Van Brogen, 4:22.15

1-meter diving – 4. Phoenix Russell, 234.75; JJ Hansen, dq

3-meter diving – 2. JJ Hansen, 268.75

Team Scores – 1. Grinnell, 1488; 2. Nebraska Wesleyan, 861; 3. Carroll, 558.5; 4. Ripon, 421; 5. Monmouth, 398.5; 6. Illinois College, 357; 7. Beloit, 292; 8. Simpson, 289; 9. Principia, 209; 10. Knox, 204