Storm drop duals to Beloit, Ripon

Storm drop duals to Beloit, Ripon

BELOIT, Wis. — The men's swimming team had two very close finishes in losses to Ripon and Beloit in a double dual on Saturday.

The Storm lost 101-81 to Ripon and 93-87 to Beloit.

"We really swam well today," head coach Tom Caccia said. "Naturally, we were pretty tired going up against a couple of very evenly matched teams. For us, it was a numbers game again where our size caught up with us."

Dylan Gray finished first tonight in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:03.50. He also placed third in the 100 freestyle in 51.44.

The 200 medley relay team of Tyler Marine, Dylan Gray, Michael Reuter, and Ethan Woodruff finished second in 1:44.02. Marine also had two other second-place finishes, in the 100 backstroke (58.01) and the 200 individual medley (2:16.26).

"There is not one area of what we're doing where I can find fault," Caccia said. "I'm looking forward to the Pioneer Invite at Grinnell where we can do much better in an invitational setting."

The Storm will travel to Grinnell for the two-day Pioneer Classic on December 2 and 3. The invite begins Friday night at 6 p.m.

50 freestyle—2. Cody Carlson, 23.43
100 freestyle—3. Dylan Gray, 51.44
500 freestyle—2. Sam Law, 5:39.70
100 backstroke—2. Tyler Marine, 58.01
100 breaststroke—1. Dylan Gray, 1:03.50
200 IM—2. Tyler Marine, 2:16.26
200 medley relay—2. Marine, Gray, Reuter, Woodruff, 1:44.02