Press Release courtesy of Indiana State Athletics.
Indiana State swimming and diving will have a full weekend of travel. First participating in the Notre Dame Relays on Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. and then traveling to face off with UIC on Oct. 7 at 2 p.m.
The Sycamores coming off a strong opening weekend where they took on multiple Missouri Valley Conference opponents and brought home some victories.
Indiana State first faced off with the Illinois State Redbirds and despite their best efforts the Sycamores fell to the Redbirds 185-114.
Multiple returners and newcomers alike showed strong for Indiana State including Blanca Saez-Illobre, Kendall Hansen, Jacquie Price, Alex Malmborg, Martina Marks, Marlene Pavlu Lewin and Megan Schade.
This meet also marked the first time in program history that Indiana State competed in diving. Laura Fulton placed fourth in the one meter and three meter dives while Mckenzie Plummer added a fifth place finish in the one meter diving competition.
ISU then hopped on the bus and headed to Indianapolis, Ind. for the Butler Quad meet.
This meet consisted of five separate dual meets where Indiana State picked up wins against three opponents.
Although the Sycamores fell to St. Louis and Xavier, they picked up two Missouri Valley Conference wins over Evansville and Valparaiso. The Sycamores also defeated the Butler Bulldogs for the second time in program history.
Saez-Illobre and Hansen continued to provide notable performances for the Sycamores.
Saez-Illobre placed second in the 400 IM with a time of 4:34.68 and later earned herself a first place finish in the 200 breaststroke with a 2:25.40.
Hansen then added a first place finish of her own in the 200 yard backstroke. Hansen finished with a time of 2:05.29.
Following this meet Indiana State holds a 4-3 record and has defeated two conference opponents to start the season.
The Sycamores will now travel to compete in the Notre Dame Relays on Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. which will put them up against some top tier opponents. This meet will provide tough competition as ISU looks to improve upon their results from last year.
The following day ISU will travel to Chicago, Ill. to face off with the UIC Flames at 2 p.m.
This will be the opening meet for the Flames who finished third in the Horizon League in the 2016-2017 season.