Storm jump three places to finish fourth at Pioneer Classic

Megan Buitendorp
Megan Buitendorp

GRINNELL, Iowa -- Big points and a new school record by Naomi Olsgaard from day two of the Pioneer Classic jumped the women's swimming and diving team three places to fourth place.

Simpson's earned 276 points on Dec. 2 surpassing Ripon, Nebraska Wesleyan and Illinois and finished with 346.5 points in fourth place. Gustavus Adolphus took the title of the classic with 1898.5 points.

Olsgaard passed her own school record in the 1-meter diving earning 261.80 points, 91.4 more points than previously.

Earning big points of the day was from the 100 backstroke. Each swimmer collected points to add to the team's score, a total of 26 points. Megan Buitendorp came out on top in 10th place with a time of 1:08.51.

Kayla Cary and Mikala Williams-Yee were the top finishers of the day for the Storm. Cary placed seventh in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:06.64 and Williams-Yee finished seventh in the 100 breaststroke at 1:13.44.

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Meet Report
200 freestyle relay — 13. Sarah Prendergast, MIkala Williams-Yee, Cassie Bergman, Brenna Yeutsy; 1:49.90; 20. Madison DePover, Carter Stacey, Addie Brewer, Megan Buitendorp, 1:55.51; 26. Camryn Leeser, Angela Eppens, Kristina Smith, Lauren Wilson, 2:08.99
500 freestyle — 22. Brenna Yeutsy, 5:50.61; 28. Carter Stacey, 5:58.23; 33. Cheyenne Wiederholt, 6:04.16; 42. Madison DePover, 6:19.77; 48. Angela Eppens, 7:02.19
200 IM — 29. Kristina Smith, 2:54.81
50 freestyle — t20. Sarah Prendergast, 27.18; 35. Cassie Bergman, 27.85; t38. Mikala Williams-Yee, 28.07 43. Kayla Cary, 28.18; 49. Addie Brewer, 28.47; 53. Megan Buitendorp, 28.97; 69. Angela Eppens, 32.49; 72. Lauren Wilson, 33.98
400 medley relay — 7. Anna Carl, Mikala Williams-Yee, Kayla Cary, Sarah Prendergast, 4:29.25; 16. Brenna Yeutsy, Camryn Leeser, Megan Buitendorp, Carter Stacey, 4:52.02

200 medley relay — 13. Anna Carl, Mikala Williams-Yee, Kayla Cary, Cassie Bergman, 2:04.63; 19. Megan Buitendorp, Camryn Leeser, Cheyenne Wiederholt, Madison DePover, 2:11.47; 24. Lauren Wilson, Addie Brewer, Kristina Smith, Angela Eppens, 2:33.22
400 IM — 12. Kristina Smith, 6:22.59
100 butterfly — 7. Kayla Cary, 1:06.64; 15. Cheyenne Wiederholt, 1:13.25
200 freestyle — 13. Brenna Yeutsy, 2:08.04; 20. Sarah Prendergast, 2:09.67; 28. Carter Stacey, 2:12.50; 56. Lauren Wilson, 2:44.79
100 breaststroke — 7. Mikala Williams-Yee, 1:13.44; 16. Cassie Bergman, 1:15.77; 22. Madison DePover, 1:19.17; 29. Camryn Leeser, 1:23.09; 32. Addie Brewer, 1:27.01
100 backstroke — 10. Megan Buitendorp, 1:08.51; 14. Brenna Yeutsy, 1:09.58; 17. Cheyenne Wiederholt, 1:10.10; 19. Anna Carl, 1:10.62
800 freestyle relay — 8. Sarah Prendergast, Cheyenne Wiederholt, Cassie Bergman, Brenna Yeutsy, 9:01.21; 14. Kayla Cary, Addie Brewer, Kristina Smith, Carter Stacey, 9:43.93
1650 freestyle — 12. Madison DePover, 21:46.27
100 IM — 8. Cassie Bergman, 1:07.78; 17. Mikala Williams-Yee, 1:12.20; 18. Cheyenne Wiederholt, 1:12.91; 22. Megan Buitendorp, 1:14.17; 27. Kristina Smith, 1:22.66
200 backstroke — 16. Megan Buitendorp, 2:30.90
100 freestyle — 13. Brenna Yeutsy, 58.50; 21. Sarah Prendergast, 59.73; 26. Cassie Bergman, 1:00.77; 33. Carter Stacey, 1:01.54; 41. Mikala Williams Yee, 1:02.89; 45. Addie Brewer, 1:04.98; 56. Angela Eppens, 1:12.99; 61. Lauren Wilson, 1:14.93
200 breaststroke — 19. Camryn Leeser, 2:56.40
200 butterfly — 6. Kayla Cary, 2:27.46; 13. Kristina Smith, 3:07.57
400 freestyle relay — 12. Cassie Bergman, Cheyenne Wiederholt, Brenna Yeutsy, Sarah Prendergast, 4:02.67; 19. Megan Buitendorp, Mikala Williams-Yee, Madison DePover, Carter Stacey, 4:19.34; 25. Addie Brewer, Kayla Cary, Kristina Smith, Lauren Wilson
1-meter diving — 9. Naomi Olsgaard, 261.80 (SR)

Team Standings
1. Gustavus Adolphus, 1898.5
2. Grinnell, 1073.5
3. Lawrence, 484
4. Simpson, 346.5
5. Ripon, 310.5
6. Nebraska Wesleyan, 291
7. Illinois, 272
8. Monmouth, 191
9. Knox, 141
10. Principia, 117
11. Washington University St. Louis, 72