Morningside placed in three relay events during Thursday’s action at the NAIA Swimming & Diving National Championships.
Morningside College had three 16th place finishes in relay events on Thursday at the 2015 NAIA Swimming & Diving National Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Morningside finished 16th in the women’s 800-yard freestyle relay with a time of 8:22.55 from the quartet of Tracy Gates, a sophomore from Escondido, Calif.; Jaimie Fast, a senior from Hastings, Neb.; Hannah Hecht, a senior from Lansing, Kan.; and Evelyn Edge, a sophomore from Genoa City, Wis.
The Mustangs finished 16th in the men’s 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:38.45 from James Svoboda, a senior from Audubon, Iowa; Michael Andrlik, a junior from Ralston, Neb.; Taylor McCloskey, a senior from Runnells, Iowa; and Evan Persson, a sophomore from Blair, Neb.
Morningside finished 16th in the men’s 800-yard freestyle relay with a time of 7:20.26 from Cole Malin, a senior from Carroll, Iowa; Joe Schueller, a freshman from Pierre, S.D.; Mason Hartwig, a freshman from Boone, Iowa; and Persson.
Morningside had several swimmers compete in the prelims of Thursday’s individual events, but none advanced to the finals.
Gates finished 21st and Edge finished 29th in the women’s 500-yard freestyle prelims with times of 5:18.17 and 5:26.82, respectively.
Emma Magsamen, a junior from Lincoln, Neb., and Fast finished 38th and 53rd in the women’s 50-yard freestyle prelims with times of 25.37 and 26.50, respectively.
McCloskey finished 33rd in the men’s 200-yard individual medley prelims with a time of 2:02.12.
Morningside had five competitors in the men’s 50-yard freestyle prelims. Malin finished 29th with a time of 21.65. Hartwig finished 43rd with a time of 22.32. John Dieter, a sophomore from Carroll, Iowa, finished 47th with a time of 22.50. Svoboda finished 49th with a time of 22.66. Andrlik finished 50th with a time of 22.85.