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Triton men win swim meet

November 15, 2009
Messenger News

SIOUX CITY - The Iowa Central men's and women's swimming teams were in action for the second time this season at the Morningside Mustang Invite.

The men's team claimed the title with 414 points, edging out Morningside (387) and Simpson (135). The women placed fifth with 72 points and the University of Nebraska at Kearney placed first.

The Tritons showed head coach Jake Anderson flashes of their potential early in the year as a combined four school records were broken.

Iowa Central freshman Ellie Savery - a Fort Dodge graduate - broke the record in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 1:09.69 for second place. Savery has broken four records in her first two meets as a Triton swimmer.

Jake Paasch placed first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:06.95, Nolan Barr finished the 400-yard individual medley in 4:35.78 to break the pool record and Trent Geurts tied the record in the 100-yard freestyle at 49.26.

The men placed first in 12 events to dominate the competition. Geurts placed first in the 100 yard butterfly (55.01), 100 yard freestyle and in the 50 yard freestyle(22.63).

Nolan Barr led the men with three top finished coming in the 200 yard breastroke (2:23.05), 200 yard backstroke (2:10.69) and in the 400 yard IM (4:35.78). Scott Harren had a first place finish in the 500 yard freestyle (5:11.14) and Michael Roche placed first in the 100 yard breastroke (1:04.94).

The men placed first in the 200-yard freestyle relay (Geurts, Tyler Kohles, Josh Chung, Barr) and in the 200 yard medley relay (Kohles, Geurts, Paasch, Chung).

"Morningside was the bigger team and having more men makes it easier to score points, but we battled that with a lot of first and second place finishes," said Anderson. "Having a lot of guys at their lifetime best times is a good sign."

Savery led the women with two second place finishes in the 100-yard backstroke and in the 100-yard freestyle (1:00.71) and a fourth place finish in the 200 yard IM (2:30.92).

"Ellie has been a big surprise for us," said Anderson. "We knew she was very talented and a hard worker, but she has been awesome so far and that is encouraging."



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