Swimming sweeps 6-0


SLU men’s and women’s swim team swept the competition at the UMSL Quad Meet last Sunday against Lindenwood-Belleville, Maryville and UMSL.  Of the 26 events, the Bills won 21, almost sweeping the events along with the meet.

The men defeated Lindenwood-Belleville 860-843, Maryville 908-85 and UMSL 837-701.

A standout for the men’s team was sophomore Ryan McCoy.  He finished first in three events: the 100-yard butterfly (50.39), the 500-yard freestyle (4:43.24), and the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:08.12).  Senior Brendan Hulseman also made the top mark in three events: the 400-yard medley relay (3:28.41), the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:26.38), and the 400-yard freestyle relay with McCoy.

The women dominated Lindenwood-Belleville 848-500, Maryville 851-370 and UMSL 851-455.

Freshman Mattea Wabeke on the women’s side showed her experience by taking home three crowns, the only member of her team to do so this weekend. Wabeke took the 1000-yard freestyle (11:09.03), the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:42.25), and the 100-yard breaststroke (1:12.37).

With an impressive result closer to home, both men and women travel to Evanston, Illinois to compete in the Northwestern TYR Invitational, Nov. 20-22.   The swim and dive team will finish their fall semester on Dec. 4 in Charleston, Illinois as they take on Eastern Illinois.

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