Truman swimming splits in St. Louis meet

Truman State University’s men’s and women’s swimming teams competed against the Saint Louis University Billikens and the Lindenwood-Belleville University Lynx last Saturday, Nov. 3. Both teams fell to the Billikens — the men by a score of 61-153 and the women 76-141 — but won against the Lynx 121-80 and 178-20, respectively.  

Between the two teams, Truman State University took home first place in five events. Senior Sam Heveroh took first in the men’s 50-yard free and the 100-yard free. Heveroh, along with teammates junior Riley Olson, sophomore Jack McKenzie and junior Lliot Gieseke also won first place in the 200-yard free relay. The women’s team took first in the 200-yard fly with junior Maggie Hickey and the 200-yard breast with sophomore Natalie Galluzzo.  The Bulldog men had three second and third place finishes, and the Bulldog women had 10.

Head Coach Jerod Simek said the teams look exhausted when they swam this week, but they still had good chances to get personal-best times. Simek said he is excited for what the teams will be able to do when they have some rest and recovery time.

The teams’ next meet is Nov. 16-18 at the TYR invite in Evanston, Illinois.