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Swimmers turn in record-setting performances at Grinnell

Swimmers turn in record-setting performances at Grinnell

GRINNELL, Iowa – The Simpson swimming and diving teams continued their march down the 2015-16 season at the Grinnell Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 22-23. The women placed 11th of 13 teams and the men took eighth of eight.

The women's team turned in six, top-20 efforts and the men had 15.

Women's Highlights

  • Tori Haag lowered her school record in the 400 IM, taking 23rd in 5:11.63. This weekend marked the second time she set the record in the event after setting it earlier this season, also at Grinnell.
  • Haley Blum turned in the top individual finish, taking 18th in the 100 breaststroke (1:15.77). She also took 22nd in the 200 breaststroke (2:46.05).
  • Jordan Greenwood had a solid showing in the 1650 freestyle, taking 19th (21:41.41).
  • The Storm's top relay finish was the 400 medley relay, as the team of Megan Buitendorp, Blum, Haag and Erica Carlson placed 14th (4:34.38).

Women's Team Results
1. Omaha, 1192.5; 2. Gustavus Adolphus, 912; 3. Grinnell, 764; 4. Luther, 682.5; 5. St. Catherine, 368; 6. Coe, 364.5; 7. Augustana, 323; t8. Nebraska-Kearney, 242; t8. Loras, 242; 10. Nebraska Wesleyan, 165; 11. Simpson, 122; 12. Saint Mary, 63.5; 13. Colorado College, 40

Simpson Results
1650 freestyle – 19. Jordan Greenwood, 21:41.41; 21. Katherine Rubins, 22:31.98
200 backstroke – 28. Megan Buitendorp, 2:26.63
200 butterfly – 21. Alex Vander Veen, 2:40.41
100 breaststroke – 18. Haley Blum, 1:15.77; 22. Williams-Yee, 1:15.78; 23. Emma Gerdis, 1:15.86
200 breaststroke – 22. Haley Blum, 2:46.05; 28. Mikala Williams-Yee, 2:51.58
100 IM – 20. Tori Haag, 1:07.89
400 IM – 23. Tori Haag, 5:11.63; 29. Kristina Smith, 6:17.07
1-meter diving – Naomi Olsgaard, dq
200 freestyle relay – 21. Haag, Greenwood, Blum, Carlson, 1:49.86; 28. Gerdis, Rubins, Buitendorp, Williams-Yee, 1:54.41; 31. Vander Veen, Stepleton, Behney, Lesle, 1:58.46; 35. Claussen, Krueger, Smith, Van Brogen, 2:07.51
400 freestyle relay – 21. Haag, Gerdis, Carlson, Blum, 4:00.52; 33. Buitendorp, Rubins, Williams-Yee, Greenwood, 4:20.85; 35. Behney, Lesle, Stepleton, Vander Veen, 4:24.38; 39. Smith, Krueger, Van Brogen, Claussen, 4:50.37
800 freestyle relay – 17. Gerdis, Rubins, Vander Veen, Greenwood, 9:30.82; 18. Smith, Van Brogen, Claussen, Stepleton, 10:25.19
200 medley relay – 20. Buitendorp, Blum, Haag, Carlson, 2:02.74; 27. Greenwood, Williams-Yee, Vander Veen, Gerdis, 2:07.10; 34. Krueger, Stepleton, Lesle, Rubins, 2:16.80; 37. Van Brogen, Smith, Behney, Claussen, 2:32.25
400 medley relay – 15. Buitendorp, Blum, Haag, Carlson, 4:34.38; 23. Krueger, Williams-Yee, Leslie, Behney, 4:52.17

Men's Highlights

  • Dylan Gray had the top individual swimming performance of the weekend when he set a school record in the 100 IM, placing ninth in 59.52. He added a 12th-place finish in the 50 freestyle (22.79) and took 14th in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.70).
  • JJ Hansen enjoyed a breakout performance in the 1-meter diving competition, blowing away his previous personal-best by scoring 292.75 points to place fifth. The new school record bests his previous mark of 205.95 set earlier this season.
  • Kyle McKim placed 12th in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.85).
  • The Storm's top relay finish was the 800 freestyle relay of James Tillison, Grant Gullickson, Zachary Lindeberg and Matthew Van Brogen, which placed 11th (9:01.67).

Team Rankings
1. Grinnell 1,122; 2. Gustavus Adolphus, 790.5; 3. Nebraska Wesleyan, 764; 4. Augustana, 708; 5. Luther, 671; 6. Loras, 353.5; 7. Coe, 333; 8. Simpson, 248

Simpson Results
50 freestyle – 12. Dylan Gray, 22.79
1650 freestyle – 18. James Tillison, 20:18.99; 19. Zachary Lindeberg, 20:28.93
100 backstroke – 21. Nicholas Collison, 1:00.41; 27. Michael Reuter, 1:05.89
200 backstroke – 22. Nicholas Collison, 2:11.25; Michael Reuter, 2:23.92
100 butterfly – 26. Michael Reuter, 1:00.47; 28. Nicholas Collison, 1:01.92; 29. James Tillison, 1:03.13
200 butterfly – 17. Micheal Reuter, 2:15.28; 22. James Tillison, 2:25.48; 23. Matthew Van Brogen, 2:40.52
100 breaststroke – 12. Kyle McKim, 1:03.85; 14. Dylan Gray, 1:04.70
100 IM – 9. Dylan Gray, 59.52; 15. Zachary Lindeberg, 1:06.63; 16. Scott Wailes, 1:06.77
400 IM – 26. Zachary Lindeberg, 5:26.66
1-meter diving – 5. JJ Hansen, 292.75; 8. Phoenix Russell, 204.30
3-meter diving – JJ Hansen (dq)
200 freestyle relay – 18. Gray, Wailes, Collison, Reuter, 1:38.64; 24. Tillison, Lindeberg, Van Brogen, Gullickson, 1:45.23
400 freestyle relay – 23. Gray, McKim, Wailes, Collison, 3:39.14; 27. Tillison, Lindeberg, Van Brogen, Reuter, 3:53.15
800 freestyle relay – 11. Tillison, Gullickson, Lindeberg, Van Brogen, 9:01.67
200 medley relay – 14. Collison, McKim, Gray, Wailes, 1:47.25; 25. Lindeberg, Gullickson, Reuter, Van Brogen, 2:00.34
400 medley relay – 18. Collison, Gray, Reuter, Wailes, 4:02.36