Men's swimming finishes seventh at Grinnell Invitational

Men's swimming finishes seventh at Grinnell Invitational

GRINNELL, Iowa — Cody Carlson and Dylan Gray broke school records in a seventh-place finish at the two-day Grinnell Invitational Friday and Saturday.

The Storm finished with 297.5 points. Grinnell won the meet with 1047.5 points.

"This meet gave us a little hint of what is to come," head coach Tom Caccia said. "We're beginning to put it all together as we bring the season to a close."

Gray swam the 100 individual medley prelims in 58.53, breaking his previous record time of 59.52 set last year. Carlson finished fifth in 59.10 for the second-best time in school history. Gray was right behind him in the finals for sixth place in 59.63. James McKee finished eighth in 1:00.55, the third-best time in school history.

Carlson finished 19th in the 100 butterfly on 58.72, but also set a new school record in the prelims in 58.62.

Gray, Ethan Woodruff, McKee and Carlson finished eighth in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:32.13, which is second-best in school history. The four also finished 15th in the 400 freestyle relay in 3:30.54, for the third-best time in school history.

Tyler Marine, Gray, Carlson and McKee teamed up for the 200 medley relay to finish 12th in 1:44.27, the third-best time in school history. The same group finished 13th in the 400 medley relay in 3:57.97.

Marine finished 13th in the 100 backstroke with a time of 58.19. Phoenix Russell finished third in 1-meter diving with a score of 293.95 in 11 dives.

UP NEXT
The Storm will compete in the last meet of the year, the Liberal Arts Championships. They begin Wednesday, Feb. 8 and continue through Saturday, Feb. 11.

STORM TOP RESULTS
50 freestyle—9. Dylan Gray, 22.63
100 freestyle—26. Dylan Gray, 51.20, 28. Cody Carlson, 51.75
100 backstroke—13. Tyler Marine, 58.19
100 breaststroke—15. Dylan Gray, 1:04.26
100 butterfly—19. Cody Carlson, 58.72 (58.62 prelims, school record)
100 IM—5. Cody Carlson, 59.10 (#2 in school history), 6. Dylan Gray, 59.63 (prelims 58.53, school record), 8. James McKee, 1:00.55 (#3 in school history)
200 freestyle relay—8. Gray, Woodruff, McKee, Carlson, 1:32.13 (#2 in school history)
400 freestyle relay—15. Gray, Woodruff, McKee, Carlson. 3:30.54 (#3 in school history)
200 medley relay—12. Marine, Gray, Carlson, McKee, 1:44.27 (#3 in school history)
400 medley relay—13. Marine, Gray, Carlson, McKee, 3:57.97
1-meter diving (11 dives)—3. Phoenix Russell, 293.95

TEAM FINAL STANDINGS
1. Grinnell College, 1047.5
2. Nebraska Wesleyan University, 892
3. Augustana College (Illinois), 891
4. Luther College, 596
5. Coe College, 505
6. Lincoln College, 377
7. Simpson College, 297.5
8. Loras College, 190