TULANE VS. LOYOLA NEW ORLEANS
- Friday, January 19, 2018
- Reily Center Natatorium / Tulane University / New Orleans, Louisiana
SCORES (WOMEN ONLY)
- Tulane – 155
- Loyola New Orleans – 63
PRESS RELEASE – LOYOLA
NEW ORLEANS – Tulane’s seniors had a tremendous Senior Night showing and the team swept all 15 events in a 155-63 victory for the Tulane swimming & diving team over Loyola at the Reily Center Natatorium on Friday night.
The seniors started the final home meet of their careers in style, winning the 200 medley relay. The quartet of Kaitlin Simpson, Alex Brindisi, Emma Lincoln and Alex Lakotaclocked in with a time of 1:46.50.
Simpson would go on to win the 50 free in a time of 24.60 seconds along with the 100 free in 53.50 seconds.
Brindisi had a strong individual night as well, winning the 100 breast in 1:07.23 and setting a new personal record in the process. In the 100 free, Brindisi took second in 53.54 seconds, another personal best. Her 50 breast split in the 200 medley relay was also a personal best.
The seniors then closed their night with a third-place finish in the 400 free relay in 3:40.05.
Olivia Johnson also had a terrific night, winning the 200 free in 1:54.21 and taking the 500 free title in 5:03.32 as well, earning a four-second victory. She capped off her evening with a win in the 200 IM, beating out her competition by two full seconds with a time of 2:07.74.
Paris Zhang, already the school record holder in the event, won the 100 back in 55.30. Jordan Morling turned in the fastest time in the 200 fly with a 2:06.91, and Courtney Barker won the 200 back in 2:03.78.
Ellie Vincent picked up a victory in the 200 breast in 2:28.05, and Lena Hayakawatouched the wall first in 57.41 seconds.
In the diving events, Anise Muir won the 3-meter springboard with a score of 271.12, the new seventh-best time in team history. Katie Nicol was second with a score of 218.18, also a new best for her.
In the 1-meter springboard, Muir pulled out a narrow victory over Nicol with a score of 230.4. Nicol scored a 225.07. Muir’s score is the new 10th-best in team history, and Nicol’s is her best ever and now 11th-best in team history.
The Green Wave will conclude its regular season next weekend, traveling to Houston to take on LSU, Rice and Houston in a quad meet. Action begins on Friday at 5 p.m.