Bluejays compete in double dual

The Tabor College swim team competed in a double dual at William Jewell Saturday. Teams competed in a short-course meter format.

The women lost to the host school, 143-78, and to Morningside, 173-72.

Kelly Smith was the Bluejays’ highest finisher. She won the 50 freestyle with a time of 29.55 seconds. She placed fourth in the 400 freestyle (5:11.22) and seventh in the 200 freestyle (2:24.32).

Kaitlin Whitten finished second in the 50 freestyle (30.91) and the 100 freestyle (1:08.46), while Kyndel McCloy was third in the 100 breaststroke (1:28.22) and sixth in the 100 freestyle (1:14.58).

Sarah Schulte was third in the 200 butterfly (3:11.24), and fifth in the 200 backstroke (3:04.05) and in the 100 butterfly (1:24.33).

Angela Smith was third in the 200 breaststroke (3:10.37) and in the 200 individual medley (2:54.0). She placed 10th in the 100 backstroke (1:21.85).

Kelly Smith, Whitten, Michal Parris and Aleya Hill were third in the 400 freestyle relay (4:34.77).

Michal Parris was fourth in the 200 backstroke (2:52.54) and in the 200 individual medley (2:56.93). She placed seventh in the 100 backstroke (1:19.52).

Angela Smith, McCloy, Hill and Whitten were fourth in the 200 meter medley relay (2:22.61).

Kianna Hinerman was sixth in the 100 breaststroke (1:34.45) and the 50 freestyle (33.03). She placed seventh in the 400 freestyle (5:59.27).

Hill was sixth in the 100 butterfly (1:30.03) and eighth in the 200 freestyle (2:31.5).

Meanwhile, the men lost to William Jewell, 145-61, and to Morningside, 171-54.

The Bluejays earned two second-place finishes.

Evan Bell placed second in the 400 freestyle (4:49.69). He was sixth in the 100 backstroke (1:08.74) and the 100 freestyle (58.54).

John McCullough finished second in the 200 individual medley (2:28.73), and was third in the 200 butterfly (2:32.32) and sixth in the 200 freestyle (2:09.36).

Brett Magee was third in the 50 freestyle (25.94) and fifth in the 200 backstroke (2:34.52).

Nick Bradley was fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:17.02) and in the 200 breaststroke (2:53.56). He placed sixth in the 200 individual medley (2:42.19).

Magee, Smith, Bell and McCullough were fourth in the 200 freestyle relay (4:00.32), while Magee, Bradley, Jacob Rudolph and Danny Smith were fifth in the 200 medley relay (1:55.43).

Rudolph was fifth in the 100 butterfly (1:11.78), sixth in the 50 freestyle (26.67) and seventh in the 100 freestyle (1:01.34).

Smith finished sixth in the 100 breaststroke (1:26.75) and eighth in the 200 freestyle (2:22.97).

“We continue to challenge ourselves by swimming quality competition like William Jewell—a NCAA DII school—and established NAIA programs like Morningside,” coach Nate Duell said. “Sometimes it can be ugly on the scoreboard, but it pays off in the long run as we improve and are more prepared for the big meets ahead.

“This is a tough time to compete as we have been quite focused on hard training and the swimmers are definitely beat up and tired. It is a portion of the season that tests the swimmers mentally even more than it does physically. While we were not necessarily pleased with our performance, I think we learned a lot in this meet.”

Coming—Tabor will compete in a double dual at Oklahoma Baptist with Saint Gregory’s tonight.

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