CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Day two of the Liberal Arts Championships wrapped up on Thursday for the Simpson men's and women's swimming and diving teams.
The Storm competed in seven events as a whole, with the women participating in four and the men in three.
Alyssa Harris racked up the best-individual performance on the day for Simpson and did so in the 200-yard individual medley. Harris swam her way to ninth with a mark of 2:19.40, clipping three seconds off her previous best time in the event. In the 500-yard freestyle, Sarah Prendergast chopped nearly 20 seconds to earn her best time of the season with a 5:33.54 for 10th place.
The team of Mikala Williams-Yee, Cassie Bergman, Brenna Yeutsy and Prendergast hit the wall in 1:48.35 for eighth place in the 200-yard freestyle and claimed the team's best result in the race all year. The 400-yard medley relay ended in ninth.
On the men's side of things, Ryan Gaumer tied his season-best, 22.52, in the 50-yard freestyle. The unit of James McKee, Sam Law, Austin Andes and Gaumer raced in the 200-yard freestyle relay and Blake Kakacek, Andes, McKee and Law competed in the 400-yard medley relay, both relays earned eighth.
Competition resumes on Friday for day three of the Liberal Arts Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Swimmers hit the pool at 10 a.m.
Men's Meet Report
50 freestyle — 12. Ryan Gaumer, 22.52
200 freestyle relay — 8. Ryan Gaumer, James McKee, Sam Law, Austin Andes, 1:34.31
400 medley relay — 8. Blake Kakacek, Austin Andes, James McKee, Sam Law, 4:09.94
Women's Meet Report
500 freestyle — 10. Sarah Prendergast, 5:33.54
200 IM — 9. Alyssa Harris, 2:19.40
200 freestyle relay — 8. Sarah Prendergast, Mikala Williams-Yee, Cassie Bergman, Brenna Yeutsy, 1:48.35
400 medley relay — 9. 4:29.33