Grinnell College Men, Lake Forest Women Hold Leads At Midwest Conference Champs

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February 16th, 2020 College, NCAA Division III

MIDWEST CONFERENCE (MWC) – MEN AND WOMEN

  • Dates: Friday, February 14-Sunday, February 16, 2020
  • Location/Host: Grinnell College – Grinnell, IA
  • Defending Champion: Grinnell women (7x); Grinnell men (4x)
  • Championship Central: Men’s meet / Women’s meet

Courtesy: Midwest Conference

GRINNELL, Iowa — After two days of competition, the Pioneers and Foresters continue to lead the way at the 2020 MWC Swimming & Diving Championships.

The Grinnell College men ended the day with 616.5 points to extend their point advantage over the lead-runner up Lake Forest College (461) and the rest of the field.

The Lake Forest women still lead the women’s field with 648 points. The Pioneers of Grinnell College had a great showing on the day sitting at 599.5 points to close in on the Forester’s lead.

Full Team Rankings

Men’s
1. Grinnell College – 616.5 6. Illinios College – 150
2. Lake Forest College – 461 7. Beloit College – 141
3. St. Norbert College – 366.5 8. Ripon College – 139.5
4. Monmouth College – 248.5 9. Knox College – 22
5. Lawrence University – 248
Women’s
1. Lake Forest College – 648 6. Monmouth College – 158
2. Grinnell College – 599.5 7. Knox College – 140
3. Lawrence University – 314.5 7. Ripon College – 140
4. St. Norbert College – 219 8. Beloit College – 89
5. Illinois College – 206

In the men’s 3-meter diving, Sam Heller of Grinnell took first place with a final score of 336.55, while Lawrence’s Maddy Smith won the women’s 1-meter diving with a score of 382.70.

Illinois College’s Hannah Marks set a national B qualifying time of 1:04.28 to win the 100 breaststroke and break the Illinois College school record.

The Championship action continues tomorrow for the final day. Prelims will begin at 9:00 AM and the finals will begin at 4:00 PM.

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