Evelyn Edge broke the Morningside record in the women’s 200-yad freestyle in Friday’s action at the Liberal Arts Championships in Eslah, Ill.

Evelyn Edge

Evelyn Edge, a junior from Genoa City, Wis., broke the Morningside College record in the women’s 200-yard freestyle during Friday’s action at the Liberal Arts Championships swimming & diving meet in Elsah, Ill.

Edge finished third in the 200-yard freestyle final with a time of 1:59.48 to break the former Morningside standard of 1:59.66 that was set by Krystal Carlson in 2013.

Alex Paulsen, a junior from Carroll, Iowa, had the top Friday individual finish for the Mustang men with a seventh place time of 53.17 seconds in the 100-yard butterfly.

Tyler Halligan, a junior from North Platte, Neb., finished eighth in the men’s 100-yard backstroke with a time of 54.45 seconds.

The Mustang women also had a top 10 performance from Tracy Gates, a junior from Escondido, Calif., who finished 10th in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:59.04. Morningside’s Alisia Woodward, a freshman from Waterloo, Iowa, added the 12th place time of 5:07.41 in the event.

Alex Paulsen

Morningside also had 12th place finishes from Veronica Mullen, a freshman from Omaha, Neb., with a time of 1:03.02 in the women’s 100-yard backstroke, and Evan Persson, a junior from Blair, Neb., with a time of 56.64 in the men’s 100-yard backstroke.

Michael Andrlik, a senior from Ralston, Neb., finished 13th in the men’s 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:02.70 and Tim Cohoon, a freshman from Buffalo, Wyo., finished 13th in the men’s 100-yard butterfly with a time of 54.94.

Morningside’s George Weiss, a freshman from Council Bluffs, Iowa, and John Dieter, a sophomore from Carroll, Iowa, tied for 14th place in the men’s 100-yard breaststroke with times of 1:03.20.

The Mustangs had 16th place finishes from Lucas Farrington, a freshman from Rockwell City, Iowa, with a time of 57.00 in the men’s 100-yard backstroke and Tama Tamura, a sophomore from Kobe City, Japan, with a time of 56.00 in the men’s 100-yard butterfly.

Morningside finished fifth in the men’s 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:38.74 from Halligan, Andrlik, Paulsen, and Persson.

Gates, Woodward, Mullen, and Edge combined for a fifth place time of 8:19.22 in the women’s 800-yard freestyle relay.

Morningside finished sixth in the men’s 800-yard freestyle relay with a time of 7:30.16 from the quartet of Dieter, Joe Schueller, a sophomore from Pierre, S.D.; Farrington, and Persson.

The Liberal Arts Championships will continue through Saturday.