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Five wins pace Simpson attack in double dual

Five wins pace Simpson attack in double dual

GRINNELL, Iowa –The Simpson men's and women's swimming teams made an impact with five wins and five runner-up finishes in a double dual against the University of Nebraska-Lincoln swimming club and the Grinnell Pioneers.

On the men's side Nebraska-Lincoln narrowly defeated Simpson, 99-93, but lost to Grinnell, 134-63. Simpson also dropped their contest against Grinnell, 142-65.                                                                                                                                                          
Mitchell Madson (5:31.33) and Scott Wailes (5:47.42) highlighted the Simpson men after sweeping the top two spots in the 500-yard freestyle. Kyle McKim earned the win in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:02.61. JJ Hansen came away victorious in the 1-meter diving competition scoring 128.70 points.
 
On the women's side Simpson downed Nebraska-Lincoln, 89-18, but fell to Grinnell, 131-65. Grinnell outdid Nebraska-Lincoln, 128-87.
 
Malia Meyer claimed a first place finish in the 100-yard freestyle (1:00.84). It was followed up by a team effort as the 200-yard freestyle relay of Meyer, Erica Carlson, Katie Rubins, and Haley Blum won in a time of 1:52.73.
 
Both teams take their talents to the Liberal Arts Championships on Feb. 13-15 in Principia, Ill.
 
Other men's highlights
  • McKim placed second in the 200-yard individual medley (2:12.89) and fourth place in the 100-yard freestyle (52.75)
  • Michael Reuter earned a second place finish in the 100-yard backstroke (1:05.28)
  • Dylan Gray nabbed a fourth place placing in the 50-yard freestyle (23.34)
  • 200-yard freestyle relay team of Nathan Schneider, Wailes, Zack Lindeberg, and James Tillison finished fourth with a time of 1:39.43
  • 200-yard medley relay team of Reuter, Kyle, Gray, and Madson placed fifth in 1:47.32
 Other women's highlights
  • Christina Amburgy earned a runner-up finish in the 50-yard freestyle (26.59)
  • Carlson placed second in the 100-yard backstroke (1:10.66)
  • Mackenzie Carson finished third in the 1-meter diving competition (160.05) and fifth in the 100-yard backstroke (1:22.32)
  • Rubins placed third in the 500-yard freestyle (6:12.03) and third in the 1000-yard freestyle (12:51.10)
  • Marissa Stepleton earned a fifth place finish in the 100-yard freestyle (1:04.66)
  • Haley Blum finishes fifth in 100-yard breaststroke (1:19.71)
  • 200-yard medley relay of Carlson, Megan Lein, Alex Vander Veen, and Amburgy finished fifth in 2:06.03