Morningside placed in three relays in Thursday’s action at the NAIA Swimming & Diving National Championships
Morningside College placed in three relays during Thursday’s action at the NAIA Swimming & Diving National Championships in Columbus, Ga.
The Mustangs’ best showing was a 13th place finish in the men’s 800-yard freestyle relay, where John Dieter, a sophomore from Carroll, Iowa; Joe Schueller, a sophomore from Pierre, S.D.; Lucas Farrington, a freshman from Rockwell City, Iowa; and Evan Persson, a junior from Blair, Neb., combined for a time of 7:29.97.
Morningside was the 15th fastest qualifier for the men’s 200-yard medley relay finals and also placed 15th in the finals when Tyler Halligan, a junior from North Platte, Neb.; Michael Andrlik, a senior from Ralston, Neb.; Alex Paulsen, a junior from Carroll, Iowa; and Persson combined for a time of 1:38.76.
The Mustangs finished 15th in the women’s 800-yard freestyle relay, where Tracy Gates, a junior from Escondido, Calif.; Alisia Woodward, a freshman from Waterloo, Iowa; Veronica Mullen, a freshman from Omaha, Neb.; and Evelyn Edge, a junior from Genoa City, Wis., combined for a time of 8:17.41.
Morningside finished 21st in the prelims of the women’s 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:59.98 from Mullen, Woodward, Carly Johnson, a freshman from Kansas City, Kan.; and Edge.
Morningside had four swimmers compete in Thursday’s individual event prelims.
Edge finished 17th in the women’s 500-yard freestyle prelims with a time of 5:19.83 to miss the finals by one spot. Gates finished 24th in the women’s 500-yard freestyle prelims with a time of 5:24.25.
Dieter finished 33rd in the men’s 200-yard individual medley prelims with a time of 2:04.30.
Mullen finished 52nd in the women’s 50-yard freestyle prelims with a time of 26.46 seconds.