Swimming earns mixed results in A-10 quad meet

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SLU swimming and diving started their home schedule with a double-dual matchup against Western Illinois and University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The women’s team went 1-1 with a win over Western Illinois and a defeat to UALR. The women’s team is now 4-4 overall on the season. Meanwhile, the men’s team is now 5-1 overall after a victory over Western Illinois.

In the meet against Western Illinois and UALR, SLU finished in first place in several events. Tey won the men’s 400-yard medley relay, the men’s 1000-yard freestyle, women’s 200-yard freestyle, men’s 200-yard freestyle, women’s 50-yard freestyle, men’s 400-yard individual medley, men’s 200-yard butterfly, women’s 100-yard freestyle, men’s 100-yard freestyle, women’s 200-yard backstroke, women’s 500-yard freestyle, men’s 500-yard freestyle, men’s 200-yard breaststroke and men’s 400-yard freestyle relay. Junior Mina Glenesk also set an A-10 season record by nearly six seconds in the women’s 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:27.90.

SLU swimming and diving also competed in a double-dual with Arkansas-Little Rock, Marshall and McKendree at Simon Rec Center. SLU defeated the only other men’s team in the meet, McKendree. Meanwhile, the SLU women’s team defeated only McKendree and lost to UALR and Marshall. The men’s team is an impressive 6-1 in dual meets, while the women’s team is 5-6.

SLU had first-place finishers in many events. They included the men’s 200-yard medley relay, the men’s 200- yard freestyle, the men’s 200-yard individual medley, the men’s 100-yard butterfly, the women’s 100-yard backstroke, the men’s 100-yard backstroke, the men’s 500- yard freestyle and the men’s 200-yard freestyle relay.

Next up, the Billikens took part in quad meets against other A-10 teams. The women’s team went only 1-2, with a victory over La Salle but losses to Duquesne and St. Bonaventure. Meanwhile, the men finished 1-1, defeating St. Bonaventure and falling to La Salle. Te men’s team is a strong 7-2, while the women fell to 6-8.

Saint Louis had several first-place finishers in the quad meet. A SLU swimmer won the women’s 500-yard freestyle, the men’s 500-yard freestyle, the men’s 400-yard individual medley, the men’s 100-yard butterfly, the women’s 200-yard freestyle, the men’s 200-yard freestyle, the women’s 1650-yard freestyle, the men’s 100-yard freestyle, the men’s 200-yard breaststroke and the men’s 200- yard butterfly.

On the horizon for SLU is the Northwestern Invitational, which will take place Nov. 18-20 in Evanston, Ill. The swimming season will continue until February, when the Atlantic 10 meet will take place.