Storm sit in sixth after day one at Grinnell Invitational

Cassie Bergman
Cassie Bergman

GRINNELL, Iowa — Cassie Bergman and the 800 freestyle relay team led the Simpson women's swimming and diving team to sixth place at the Grinnell Invitational on Friday, Jan. 19.

The Storm collected 206 points after the first day of the invitational landing them in sixth place out of 10 teams.

The 800 freestyle relay team of Sarah Prendergast, Cheyenne Wiederholt, Bergman and Brenna Yeutsy had the top performance for the Storm on day one. The team finished sixth with a time of 9:02.46. Simpson's second 800 relay team - Carter Stacey, Kristina Smith, Katie Cardoza and Madison DePover - came in ninth place with a time of 9:52.06.

Bergman came out on top with the best individual performance of the day. Bergman's time of 1:09.64 in the 100 IM placed her in eighth.

Simpson's other top performers of the day came from Yeutsy and Kayla Cary. Yeutsy competed in the 500 freestyle placing ninth in a time of 5:47.68. Cary finished in ninth place in the 200 butterfly touching the wall at 2:35.91.

The Storm continue the Grinnell Invitational on Jan. 20.

Meet Report - Day 1
100 freestyle — 24. Sarah Prendergast, 1:00.42; 34. Cassie Bergman, 1:01.89; 36. Carter Stacey, 1:02.61; 52. Camryn Leeser, 1:09.68; 57. Angela Eppens, 1:14.41
500 freestyle — 9. Brenna Yeutsy, 5:47.68; 12. Sarah Prendergast, 5:41.63; 28. Carter Stacey, 6:11.77; 31. Madison DePover, 6:25.15; 33. Angela Eppens, 6:58.43
100 backstroke — 15. Megan Buitendorp, 1:08.96; 16. Cheyenne Wiederholt, 1:09.25; 18. Brenna Yeutsy, 1:10.15
200 breastroke — 14. Mikala Williams-Yee, 2:49.58; 21. Madison DePover, 2:59.67; 22. Camryn Leeser, 3:06.09
200 butterfly — 9. Kayla Cary, 2:35.91; 13. Kristina Smith, 2:57.39
100 IM — 8. Cassie Bergman, 1:09.64; 10. Mikala Williams-Yee, 1:10.95; 12. Cheyenne Wiederholt, 1:11.23; 16. Megan Buitendorp, 1:15.34; 17. Katie Cardoza, 1:15.94
200 IM — 29. Katie Cardoza, 2:41.50; 32. Kristina Smith, 2:58.72
200 freestyle relay — 15. Brenna Yeutsy, Megan Buitendorp, Cassie Bergman, Sarah Prendergast, 1:52.67; 19. Mikala Williams-Yee, Cheyenne Wiederholt, Kayla Cary, Madison DePover, 1:57.60
800 freestyle relay — 6. Sarah Prendergast, Cheyenne Wiederholt, Cassie Bergman, Brenna Yeutsy, 9:02.46; 9. Carter Stacey, Kristina Smith, Katie Cardoza, Madison DePover, 9:52.06
400 medley relay — 14. Megan Buitendorp, Mikala Williams-Yee, Kayla Cary, Carter Stacey, 4:38.28; 19. Katie Cardoza, Camryn Leeser, Kristina Smith, Angela Eppens, 5:26.31

Team Results
1. Grinnell, 687
2. St. Catherine, 365
3. Augustana (Ill.), 321
4. Luther, 297
5. Coe, 263
6. Simpson, 206
7. University of Nebraska Kearney, 150
8. College of Saint Mary, 146
9. Nebraska Wesleyan, 124
10. Loras, 21