Courtesy: Iowa Central Athletics
FORT PIERCE, Fla. – It was a meet Magali Mouton will never forget as the Iowa Central swimmer claimed three national titles to lead a pair of Top-3 team finishes for the Tritons.
Mouton swept the three breaststroke events during the four-day event, becoming the first female national champion in Iowa Central history. The men placed second for the second time and the women were third for the fourth time. Head coach Joe Plane was voted the men’s coach of the year.
All total, the Tritons broke nine school records including three on the final day from Mouton and Lily Wright in the 200 breaststroke, and Kyle McKenzie in the same event.
Mouton went 2:23.98 in the prelims, only to be topped by Wright with a time of 2:23.53. McKenzie set the mark at 2:02.09.
McKenzie claimed third in the 200 breaststroke finals in 2:01.76 while Wright placed fourth in the finals of the 200 breaststroke in 2:25.02.
The men’s 400 free relay of Tjeerd Van Stein, Johnathon Turner, Gerard Ijspeert and McKenzie picked up silver in a time of 3:06.78 with the women’s 400 free relay placing third behind Mouton, Wright, Emily Small and Saige Knight. They had a time of 3:44.76.
Van Stein was third in the 200 backstroke (1:50.91) with Turner placing fourth in the 50 butterfly (22.76) and Giles fourth in the 200 breaststroke (2:04.24.
Andrew Iverson was sixth in the 1,650 free, Dylan Jones seventh in the 200 back and Ijspeert eighth in the 1,650 free.
Shannon Murphy collected a fourth in the 50 butterfly (27.14) with Penny Lawrence placing sixth in the 1,650 free, Haley Snawerdt eighth in the 1,650 free, Anna Ridnour eighth in the 200 breaststroke and Small eighth in the 200 back.
Indian River State swept both the men’s and women’s team titles.