A busy weekend started on a high note for Morningside College Friday, Oct. 26.

OMAHA, NEB. – A busy weekend started on a high note for Morningside College Friday, Oct. 26.

Head coach Bryan Farris’ Mustangs’ men’s squad knocked off National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics No. 8-ranked St. Ambrose University 100-97 in dual action at the College of Saint Mary’s Lied Fitness Center. Junior Jake Kohorst (Elk River, Minn.) led the charge, winning the 50-yard freestyle in 22.56 seconds and the 100-yard freestyle in 49.84 seconds. Freshman Gage Dewsbury (Boise, Idaho) (1:48.29 – 200-yard freestyle); freshman Ron DeFauw (Rock Springs, Wy.) (1000-yard freestyle – 10:21.84); junior Billy Sarber (Omaha, Neb.) (100-yard butterfly – 54.73 seconds); and freshman James Spicer (Rock Springs, Wy.) (500-yard freestyle – 5:06.51) also claimed individual race firsts, while Dewsbury and Salber joined freshman Max Edwards (Omaha, Neb.) and senior Lucas Farrington (Rockwell City, Iowa) to cross first in the 200-yard medley relay (1:42.73). 

MC’s women topped the charts in a quadrangular with the host Flames, St. Ambrose and Concordia College of Minnesota. The Maroon and White tallied 199.5 points to defeat NAIA No. 10-ranked St. Ambrose by 51 points for first. Senior Alisia Woodward (Waterloo, Iowa) led the field to the pad in the 1000-yard freestyle (12:16.77) to highlight a first through third sweep, as sophomore Maureen Voller (Omaha, Neb.) and freshman Samantha Masid (Plattsmouth, Neb.) took second and third. Sophomore Emma Hansen (Fort Collins, Colo.) added a second event victory, crossing first in the 50-yard freestyle (27.02 seconds).

Morningside College begins its 2018-19 home schedule Saturday, Oct. 27. Gustavus Adolphus College of Minnesota travels southwest to the Hindman-Hobbs Center for a 12 p.m. start.