Swimming and Diving Starts Off Strong at Missouri State

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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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