Tabor swim teams compete at two meets

The Tabor College women’s and men’s swim teams dropped a pair of meets to William Jewell College and Morningside College on Saturday in Missouri.

William Jewell, a NCAA Division II team, defeated the Bluejay women, 190-54, and the men, 182-32. The Mustangs out of Sioux City, Iowa, swam past the Tabor women, 158-91, and the men, 177-33.

The Bluejay women were led by Mariana Nassuno Alves, who earned three top five finishes. She placed fourth in the 100- and 200-meter freestyle events and fifth in the 50 free.

Other top five finishers for Tabor were Michal Parris, second in the 800-meter freestyle, fifth in 200-meter backstroke; Kelly Smith, fourth in the 50 free, third in the 100 free; Aleya Hill, fifth in the 400 free, third in 200 individual medley; Blake Smith, fifth in the 100 back; Angela Smith, fourth in 200 breaststroke; and Kianna Hiner­man fifth in the 200 breast.

The 400 free relay team of Kelly Smith, Blake Smith, Aleya Hill and Mariana Nassuno Alves finished third to complete the meet.

For the men, Nicholas Bradley paced the Bluejays with three top-five events. Bradley was fourth in the 100 breaststroke, fourth in the 200 breast and fifth in the 200 individual medley.

Evan Bell added a fifth place in the 200-meter free and a fourth in the 100 free.

Coming—Tabor is scheduled to participate Jan. 24 in a dual meet against NCAA Division II powerhouse Okla­homa Wesleyan Uni­versity in Shawnee, Okla.