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DePover leads Storm at Austin College Invite

Madison DePover
Madison DePover

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.

Up Next
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