Swim and dive win double on senior day


This weekend the Saint Louis University Swim and Dive team had a meet at home against University of Missouri, St. Louis and Maryville. Both women’s and men’s teams swam a great meet leading the teams both in a 2-0 victory. The men won vs. Maryville, 134-33 and took home another win vs UMSL, 117-58. The women won vs. Maryville, 143-49 as well as a win vs. UMSL, 142- 49. The team won all but two events during the meet moving the men’s team to a 10-2 win for the season and the women 8-9.

Saturday, the seniors celebrated their last home meet of the season and ended with a killer finish. The year’s seniors of the team include T. J. Decker, Nick Jessee, Austin Nguyenphu, Bre Anderson, Olivia Garrett, Haley Debandt, Alexa Gross and Katee Housner. Gross placed first in the Women’s 100- yard Freestyle finishing with a time of 54.27. Garrett placed first in the Women’s 100- yard Backstroke finishing with a time of 1:00.02. Jessee placed first in the Men’s 100-yard Freestyle finishing with a time of 48.03.

Congratulations to the seniors who placed first as well as the rest of the seniors for a great final meet of the season. The Billikens showcased tremendous talent, strength and dedication at this weekend’s meet, proving they are the best swim and dive team out there. We look forward to seeing how the team swims for the next 2017-2018 season. The team is traveling to Geneva, Ohio Wednesday, Feb. 15 until Saturday, Feb. 18 for the Atlantic 10 Conference to showcase their skills.

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