Saint Louis Billikens Sweep Dual at Western Illinois

by SwimSwam 0

November 11th, 2019 College, News

Saint Louis v. Western Illinois

  • Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Macomb, Illinois

Courtesy: Saint Louis Athletics

MACOMB, Ill. – Saint Louis swimming and diving swept a dual meet at Western Illinois Saturday afternoon, winning the women’s meet 200-35 and the men’s competition 142-72.
Marianna Kania led the SLU women with victories in 1-meter diving (206.18) and 3-meter diving (182.03).Also winning for the Billiken women:
Sophie Kishish, 1000 freestyle (10:55.36)
Erica Morris, 200 freestyle (1:59.90)
Mary First, 50 freestyle (24.86)
Claire Koh, 200 individual medley (2:13.33)
Rylee Stone, 100 butterfly (58.61)
Olivia Tate, 100 freestyle (55.52)
Emily Smith, 100 backstroke (59.68)
Delaney Isakson, 500 freestyle (5:19.06)
Emily Kishish, 100 breaststroke (1:08.47)
–400 medley relay (Smith, Emily KishishSavannah NicholsNatalie Daniel) (4:00.60)
–400 freestyle relay (Smith, Daniel, Katie KnappSophie Kishish) (3:40.84)

The Saint Louis men received victories from:
Kade Johnson, 1000 freestyle (10:06.58)
Sion Cavana, 200 freestyle (1:46.11)
Jason Ruka, 1-meter diving (120.83)
Grant Streid, 100 butterfly (51.40)
Janssen Gamilla, 100 backstroke (51.47)
Peter Hurst, 500 freestyle (4:55.24)
–400 medley relay (Keegan PaulsonCollin O’Brien, Gamilla, Streid) (3:29.40)
–400 freestyle relay (Streid, O’Brien, Gamilla, Cavana) (3:12.03)

Up next for the Billikens is the Northwestern University Invitational Nov. 22-24.

Courtesy: Western Illinois Athletics

MACOMB, Ill.- The Western Illinois swimming and diving programs hosted their first home meet of the season against Saint Louis on Saturday (Nov. 9) in a dual highlighted by four individual victories on the men’s side. The Billikens won both meets head-to-head.

“I am very happy with the overall performance of both teams,” head coach Scott Johannsen said. “The last two weeks have been a learning experience for all of us. I’m very excited about what both teams are capable of accomplishing.”

Although limited in practice, Adam Peterson netted two first-place finishes in the 50-free (21.06) as well as the 100-free (47.69). Brennan Bladel took first place in the 200-IM (1:57.66). Connor Owens registered first in the 100-breast (59.97).

On the Western Illinois women’s swimming side, Miranda Mathus logged second in the 200-IM (2:13.33). Newcomer Allison Spielman came in second place in the 100-free (55.57) after her Brophy Hall debut.

Both Leatherneck squads head to the prestigious House of Champions meet next in Indianapolis Nov. 22-24.

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