Press Release courtesy of Indiana State Athletics
Indiana State swimming and diving will open this weekend of competition with am away meet vs. Illinois on Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. and then return home to host Xavier and Olivet-Nazarene at 2 p.m. inside the Vigo County Aquatic Center.
The Sycamores are coming off yet another heavy travel weekend after competing in the Notre Dame Relays on Oct. 6 and then turning around and heading to Chicago to take on the UIC Flames on Oct. 7.
Indiana State continued to work on swimming tired in order to properly prepare the young squad for the Missouri Valley Conference meet in February.
At the Notre Dame Relay meet ISU placed fourth after swimming strong in the non-traditional events which took place.
Indiana State struggled to match the pace of their tough competition throughout the meet.
The Sycamores started off the day with a fifth place finish in the 100 yard butterfly relay as Martina Marks, Jacquie Price and Megan Schade posted a time of 2:57.86.
Indiana State picked up the pace in their second event of the day as Kendall Hansen, Marlene Pavlu Lewin and Madison Brand posted a fourth place finish in the 100 yard backstroke relay.
The Sycamores finished fourth on the day with Oakland narrowly edging into third place.
On Oct. 7. Indiana State traveled to Chicago, Ill. to take on the Flames of UIC.
ISU started out slow and fell victim to the soreness of multiple days of rigorous training. After the first few events the Sycamores picked up the pace and made some headway in the meet.
Ultimately ISU fell to the Flames 177-121.
The Sycamores will now take on Big Ten conference member University of Illinois on Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. Indiana State will look to improve on their result from last season where they fell to the Illini 184-77.
Indiana State will then host their first official home meet of the 2017-2018 season on Oct. 14 as they welcome Xavier and Olivet-Nazarene to the Vigo County Aquatic Center at 2 p.m.