Swimming and Diving Starts Off Strong at Missouri State


The University of Evansville men’s and women’s swimming and diving team opened the spring half of the season at conference rival Missouri State.

As a squad the Aces scored 100 team points on the women’s side and 82 on the men’s.

With two second place finishes, Maya Cunningham finished the 200-yard IM in 2:12.57, while taking down the 100-yard butterfly in 1:00.99.

In the distance swims Ashton Adams took third place in two events, with a 5:29.89 500-yard freestyle and a 11:11.42 1000-yard freestyle.

Austin Smith took second place in the 1000-yard freestyle at 10:12.14, while also being the second leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Eli James captured third place in the 50-yard freestyle at 22.39 pace, while also adding a second place finish in the 100 yard breaststroke (59.45).

On the diving side, Natalie Gerard led the way with a pair of second place finishes, marking a 228.52 1-meter score and a 238.35 3-meter score.

The Purple Aces are back in action with a men’s only meet on Jan. 17 against Ball State hosted at Wyttenbach Pool, while both squads will compete on Jan. 18 at Saint Louis.



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