SHERMAN, Texas -- The Simpson swimming and diving teams wrapped up their trip through Texas on Saturday in the Austin College Invitational. The women ended sixth and the men in seventh, highlighted by a second-place performance from Danny Turner.
In a field of 13 swimmers in the 200-yard breaststroke, Turner hit the wall in 2:18.75 for his runner-up performance. Turner added another top-five result with a fifth-place nod in the 100-yard breaststroke. His time of 1:03.04 placed him near the top of the 23-swimmer event.
Blake Kakacek ended eighth in the 200-yard backstroke in his first outing in the event all season. Kakacek turned in an 11th-place result in the 100 backstroke.
On the women's side, Madison DePover guided the Storm with a sixth-place mark in the 500-yard freestyle. Katie Cardoza and Angela Eppens finished seventh and eighth, respectively, after DePover. DePover and Cardoza went back-to-back in the 1000-yard freestyle in seventh and eighth.
Caroline Oberg added seventh place in the 50-yard freestyle to her performance sheet. Alyssa Harris ended 10th in the 100-yard backstroke.
The 200-yard medley relay of Harris, DePover, Cardoza and Oberg ended eighth, while the same quartet ended 10th in the 200 freestyle relay.
Simpson returns to the pool for the two-day Grinnell Invitational on Jan. 17-18.
Women's Meet Results
200 medley relay — 8. Alyssa Harris, Madison DePover, Katie Cardoza, Caroline Oberg, 2:08.82
1000 freestyle — 7 . Madison DePover, 13:12.81 | 8. Katie Cardoza, 13:17.30
100 backstroke — 10. Alyssa Harris, 1:07.94 | 19. Angela Eppens, 1:26.50
50 freestyle — 7. Caroline Oberg, 28.36
100 freestyle — 13. Caroline Oberg, 1:01.83
500 freestyle — 6. Madison DePover, 6:28.86 | 7. Katie Cardoza, 6:30.40 | 8. Angela Eppens, 7:32.04
100 individual medley — 14. Alyssa Harris, 1:10.31 | 20. Angela Eppens, 1:26.22
200 freestyle relay — 10. Caroline Oberg, Katie Cardoza, Alyssa Harris, Madison DePover, 1:58.45
Men's Meet Results
100 breaststroke — 5. Danny Turner, 1:03.04
100 backstroke — 11. Blake Kakacek, 1:08.49
50 freestyle — 24. Blake Kakacek, 27.29
200 backstroke — 8. Blake Kakacek, 2:28.79
200 breaststroke — 2. Danny Turner 2:18.75