Missouri State won their 4th-straight Missouri Valley Conference title tonight, finishing ahead of runner-up Southern Illinois by over 200 points.
Lucia Romero, who has been having an excellent meet for the Salukis, swam a 53.41 to win the 100 back as the only swimmer in the field to break 54 seconds.
Illinois State had their strongest showing in the 200 IM, where they had 4 swimmers in the A final.
Missouri State leads the MVC through the first day of competition, taking the 800 free relay, and finishing in a close 2nd in the 200 medley relay
The Illinois swimming and diving team earned wins over Illinois State (210-90) and Southern Illinois (176-123), while SIU defeated the Redbirds (187-113).
Collectively, Illinois State came out victorious in 12 of 16 events, while Hannah Pugh led Butler by securing three first-place finishes.
Missouri State has been unanimously selected by the league coaches as the favorite to win the Missouri Valley Conference women’s swimming and diving title.
Kierston Farley-Sepe is transferring to Illinois State University after two years at the University of Kentucky.
Alicia Beam will swim for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the 2016-2017 season.
Morgan Lakes will stay in state and join the University of Kentucky Wildcats next fall.
South West Aquatic Team’s (SWAT) Kierston Farley-Sepe has committed to the University of Kentucky for next fall. She holds Winter Juniors…