Bluejay swimmers compete in Iowa

The Tabor College swim team competed at a double dual with Iowa Lakes and Iowa Central Saturday.

“Physically, these swimmers continue to give us their absolute best, which speaks volumes about their character,” coach Nate Duell said. “We are continuing to improve on the mental aspects of training and racing. With the amount and kind of traveling we do for practices and meets, this is incredibly important.” 

The Bluejay women turned in a national-qualifying performance in the 400-yard medley relay when Michal Parris, Angela Smith, Kelly Smith and Aleya Hill finished second in 4 minutes, 40 seconds.

Additional women’s results are as follows.

Hill won the 500 freestyle (5:46) and finished second in the 200 freestyle (2:11).

Kelly Smith was second in the 50 freestyle (26.73), while Kaitlin Whitten was fourth (27.45).

In the 100 freestyle, Kelly Smith was second (58.43), Whitten fourth (1:00) and Kianna Hinerman sixth (1:09).

Angela Smith was fourth in the 200 breaststroke (2:52), and Hinerman was fifth in the 200 freestyle (2:33).

Meanwhile, for the men, John McCullough won the 1,650 freestyle, setting a new school record with a time of 18:14. McCullough placed second in the 200 butterfly (2:23).

Evan Bell was third in both the 200 freestyle (1:56) and the 500 freestyle (5:30).

Brett Magee, Nick Bradley, John McCullough and Bell were fourth in the 400 medley relay (4:02).

Danny Smith, Bradley, Jacob Rudolph and Magee were fourth in the 200 freestyle relay (1:39).

Smith was fifth in the 200 freestyle (2:03), while Bradley set a new school record in the 200 breaststroke, placing fifth (2:35).

Magee was fifth in the 50 freestyle (24.03), while Rudolph was sixth (24.24).

In the 100 freestyle, Rudolph was fifth (54.62) and Smith seventh (56.64).

Coming—Tabor will compete at the Drury University Invitational Nov. 4-5.