Nelson wins two events in season-opener

Noah Nelson
Noah Nelson

INDIANOLA, Iowa -- Noah Nelson won the 100 breaststroke and the 200 IM to lead the Simpson men's swimming team in the 2018-19 season-opener against Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday at the Indianola YMCA.

The Prairie Wolves beat the Storm 143-50.

MEET HIGHLIGHTS

A sophomore, Nelson won the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.10 and took the 200 IM in 2:00.54. His time in the 100 breaststroke was less than a second off his career-best and his 200 IM time was less than a second away from his school-record of 2:00.25 set on Nov. 11, 2017.

Outside of Nelson's victories, the Storm got second-place efforts from Ryan Gaumer (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle) and Sam Law (500 freestyle, 1000 freestyle). Nelson added a second-place effort in the 100 butterfly.

EVENT WINNERS

Noah Nelson — 100 breaststroke, 1:01.10
Noah Nelson — 200 IM, 2:00.54

MEET REPORT

50 freestyle
Ryan Gaumer, 2nd, 22.52 | Logan Strawser, 6th, 23.86

100 butterfly
Noah Nelson, 2nd, 55.92 | James McKee, 8th, 1:03.62

100 freestyle
Ryan Gaumer, 2nd, 51.37

100 backstroke
Blake Kakacek, 6th, 1:10.78

100 breaststroke
Noah Nelson, 1st, 1:01.10 | Austin Andes, 7th, 1:13.50

200 freestyle
Austin Andes, 4th, 2:08.39 | Blake Kakacek, 7th, 2:18.13

200 IM
Noah Nelson, 1st, 2:00.54

200 freestyle relay
Ryan Gaumer, James McKee, Sam Law, Logan Strawser, 3rd, 1:37.10

500 freestyle
Sam Law, 2nd, 5:48.65

1000 freestyle
Sam Law, 2nd, 12:08.46

TEAM RESULTS

Nebraska Wesleyan - 143
Simpson - 50

UP NEXT

Simpson travels to Hillsboro, Kan. for a dual with Tabor on Saturday, Oct. 27.