Lewis Sweeps Valpo, Flyer Women Add Narrow Win Over Butler

Lewis vs Valparaiso vs Butler

  • Friday, Dec. 2, 2022
  • Valparaiso, Ind.
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Results
  • Team Scores
    • Women: Lewis 190, Valpo 71
    • Women: Lewis 133, Butler 129
    • Women: Butler 203, Valpo 58
    • Men: Lewis 187, Valpo 75

Courtesy: Lewis Athletics

VALPARAISO, Ind. — The Lewis University women’s and men’s swimming teams competed at Valparaiso University on Friday. The women’s team defeated Valparaiso and Butler while the men’s team defeated Valparaiso.

Lewis 190, Valpo 71
Lewis 133, Butler 129

400 Yard Medley Relay
1. Larissa Alves (Panama/Colegio De La Salle)
2. Magdalena Wlodarkiewicz (Warszawa, Poland/CXXXVII Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace im. Roberta Schumana)
3. Constance Senese (New Lenox, IL/Lincoln Way Central)
4. Marit de Lau (Valkenswaard, Netherlands/Lindenwood)
Total time – 4:03.19

1000 Yard Freestyle 
Wiktoria Cioch-Gradzik (Slaska, Poland/X High School of Sports Championship) 11:05.74

200 Yard Freestyle
Luna Cueva Schafer (Playa Del Carmen, Mexico/The Trents) – 1:58.59

50 Yard Backstroke
de Lau – 28.19

50 Yard Breaststroke
Wlodarkiewicz – 29.77

100 Yard Fly
Senese – 1:00.77

50 Yard Freestyle
Cueva-Schafer – 24.77

100 Yard Freestyle
de Lau – 54.61

100 Yard Backstroke
Alves – 1:03.57

100 Yard Breaststroke
Wlodarkiewicz – 1:06.79

500 Yard Freestyle
Cioch-Gradzik – 5:30.01

50 Yard Butterfly
Aubrey Fisher – 27.24

100 Yard IM
Alves – 1:04.03

400 Yard Freestyle Relay
1. Cueva-Schafer
2. Camille Gismundo
3. Wlodarkiewicz
4. de Lau
Total Time – 3:37.96

Lewis 187, Valpo 75

400 Yard Medley Relay
1. Miguel Turcios (Clearwater, FL/Canterbury School)
2. Jabari Ramsey (Land o lakes, FL/Land O’ Lakes)
3. Ari Kissel (Berlin, Germany/Wisconsin-Green Bay)
4. Dominic May (Naperville, IL/Naperville Central)
Total Time – 3:25.90

1000 Yard Freestyle
Michael Robertson (Helotes, TX/Louis D Brandeis) – 10:06.72

200 Yard Freestyle
Kirill Sidorko (Almaty, Kazakhstan/Almaty International School) – 1:45.36

50 Yard Backstroke
Turcios – 24.91

50 Yard Breaststroke
Ramsey – 25.74

100 Yard Butterfly
Colin Bade (La Grange Park, IL/Lyons Township) – 53.17

50 Yard Freestyle
May  – 21.55

100 Yard Freestyle
Kissel – 47.86

100 Yard Backstroke
Bade – 51.85

100 Yard Breaststroke
Sidorko – 59.36

500 Yard Freestyle
Kihara – 4:50.36

50 Yard Butterfly
May – 23.52

100 Yard IM
Kissel – 52.19

400 Meter Freestyle Relay
1. Robertson
2. Can Burmaoglu (Izmir, Turkey/Oguzhan Ozkaya)
3. Ethan Fox (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield Central)
4. May
Total Time – 3:09.58

Lewis will be back in the pool Saturday, January 7 as the Flyers host Eastern Illinois at Lewis Pool starting at noon CT.

Courtesy: Butler Athletics

The Bulldog women’s swim team traveled in-state to compete with Valparaiso and Lewis on Friday. They defeated the host’s Valparaiso, 203 to 58, but came up just short against Lewis, 129 to 133. Butler notched five first-place finishes as well as taking runner-up nine times.

Cotter Welch was recognized by head coach Maurice Stewart as the “Swimmer of the Meet” and teammates Gianna LefflerElizabeth Naylor, and Kate Schilling were all listed as honorable mention.

Welch had strong performances in the 1000 Free and 500 Free. She touched in the wall in third in the 1000 Free with her season best 11:08.99 swim. Welch followed that up by winning the 500 Free with a 5:22.48 time.

Bulldog swimmers impressed alongside Welch in the 1000 and 500 Free events. Elizabeth Naylor came close to her season best as she swam a 10:57.25 in the 1000 Free while Butler swept all top three spots in the 500. Grace Crane and Naylor swam 5:26 and 5:26.62 respectively taking second and third behind Welch.

Butler’s other first place finished included the 100 Fly, 100 Back, and 100 IM. Kate Schilling’s 1:00.16 won the 100 Fly while Gianna Leffler finished atop the 100 Back racing a 1:02.11 time. Sophie Resner ended behind Leffler in third with a 1:03.02.

The 100 IM was another event in which the Bulldogs swept the top three positions. Schilling took the win while Allie Carmichael and Sadie Brown rounded out second and third. Schilling’s first place 1:01.27 broke the school record previously held by Carmichael.

Emily Landwehr led the Bulldogs in the 50 and 100 Breaststroke events. Landwehr touched the wall for a 31.69 time to take second in the 50. She matched her second-place finish in the 100 swimming a 1:09.49.

The 50 Back, 50 Free, and 50 Fly all saw Butler add to their second-place finishes. Leffler swam a 28.74 time earning her second in the 50 Back. Olivia Stotts swam a 24.99 in the 50 Free, beating out her teammate Abigail Roberts who was just behind her at 25.68. Kate Schilling got touched out for first with her 27.26 time in the 50 Fly.

The 100 Free saw Megan VanValkenburgh swim a 55.29—good enough for a third-place result. Stotts took fourth in the same event clocking in at 55.48.

Butler’s relay teams featured in the 400 Med Relay and the 400 Free Relay. In the Med Relay, Resner, Carmichael, Brown, and Crane swam a 4:08.48 time. The Free team of Crane, VanValkenburgh, Landwehr, and Stotts placed runner-up with a 4:08.48. Butler had third-place finishes in both relay events as well. Teams of Roberts, Welch, Naylor, and Resner in the Free and Leffler, Alexa Vota, Schilling, and Stotts in the Medley both finished behind their teammates in third.

Meet Scores
Butler 203 vs Valparaiso 58
Butler 129 vs Lewis 133
Lewis 190 vs Valparaiso 71

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