Keller, Nelson lead Storm in sweep against Iowa Lakes, Midland

Nick Keller
Nick Keller

EMMETSBURG, Iowa — Nick Keller and Noah Nelson each picked up a pair of wins and the Simpson men's swimming and diving team defeated Iowa Lakes CC and Midland on Saturday, Jan. 13.

The Storm claimed victory over both Iowa Lakes (150-54) and Midland (142-87).

Nick Keller won the gold in the 50 freestyle clocking in at 22.84 and the 100 backstroke with a time of 58.42. Keller also placed second in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:05.27.

Noah Nelson's pair of wins came from the 1650 freestyle and 200 IM. Nelson won the 1650 freestyle in a time of 17:24.38 while he triumphed in the 200 IM with a time of 2:01.90. Nelson also placed second in the 100 IM with a time of 56.84.

Austin Andes and Noah Bruns also picked up wins for the Storm. Andes won the 200 breastroke (2:47.68) and Bruns defeated the competition in the 100 freestyle, clocking in a time of 52.07.

Up Next
The Storm head up to Grinnell for the Grinnell Invitational Jan. 19-20. Start time is 9 a.m.

Meet Report
50 freestyle — 1. Nick Keller, 22.84; 2. Ryan Gaumer, 23.01
100 freestyle — 1. Noah Bruns, 52.07; 2. Ryan Gaumer, 52.68; 4. Austin Andes, 55.02
200 freestyle — 3. Noah Bruns, 2:01.15; 4. Sam Law, 2:07.97
500 freestyle — 2. Sam Law, 5:43.38
1650 freestyle — 1. Noah Nelson, 17.24.08; 2. Sam Law, 20.26.21
100 backstroke — 1. Nick Keller, 58.42; 2. Blake Kakacek, 1:03.18
200 backstroke — 2. Nick Keller, 2:05.27; 5. Blake Kakacek, 2:22.56
100 breaststroke — 4. Austin Andes, 1:12.99
200 breastroke — 1. Austin Andes, 2:47.68
100 butterfly — 2. Ryan Gaumer, 59.53; 3. James McKee, 1:06.42
100 IM — 2. Noah Nelson, 56.84; 3. James McKee, 1:04.92
200 IM — 1. Noah Nelson, 2:01.90; 5. James McKee, 2:27.30
400 IM — 2. Blake Kakacek, 5:15.26
200 freestyle relay — 2. James McKee, Austin Andes, Blake Kakacek, Sam Law, 1:40.88
200 medley relay — 1. Nick Keller, Noah Nelson, Ryan Gaumer, Noah Bruns, 1:43.44