Swimming finds success against Western Illinois

Truman State University’s men’s and women’s swimming teams last competed against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks, winning first place in numerous events, and are now prepping for their next meet.

The women took home first place in 10 of their 14 events, while the men placed first in seven events.

The women’s team won in the 200-yard medley featuring Lauren Massot, Ginny Schranck, Maggie Hickey and Emma Brabham. A relay team consisting of Brabham, Lexi Krogman, Allison Garrett and Kaylee Sisson also took first place in the 200-yard free relay.

Megan Mensinger won the 500-yard free event, and Emma Barnett placed first in the 1000-yard free event. Barnett also took first in the 200-yard backstroke while Massot had the same showing in the 100-yard backstroke and the 200-yard individual medley.
Hickey also placed first in both the 100- and 200-yard butterfly, and Schranck won the 200-yard breaststroke.

On the men’s team, Justin King touched the wall first in the 200-yard fly and 200-yard individual medley. Jack Mckenzie also won first in the 100-yard fly. The rest of the men’s wins were in freestyle events with Lliot Gieseke winning the 100-yard, John Breen winning the 200-yard, Riley Olson taking the 500-yard and Connor Neils taking the 1000-yard.

The men will compete next Jan. 18 against Missouri University of Science and Technology in Pershing Natatorium. Both teams will compete Jan. 19 against Washington University in St. Louis also in Pershing Natatorium.