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Grinnell Invitational

From site: Swimming and Diving (women)

Date:January 16, 2015 - January 17, 2015
Results:4th of 10
Location:Grinnell, Iowa

Day One Recap - After the first day of competition of the Grinnell Invitational, Luther is in fourth place with 407 points. Nebraska Omaha leads the 10-team field with 514 points, followed by Grinnell with 471 and Gustavus Adolphus with 442.

Clare Slagel led the individual efforts placing first in the 100 backstroke, setting a new pool record and posting a B-Cut qualifying mark of 57.40. Slagel also placed second in the 100 freestyle (54.30). 

Jackie Hughes posted a top-three finish placing third in the 200 breaststroke (2:31.75). Hughes also advanced to the A-Finals of the 200 IM placing 9th (2:17.26).

Advancing to the A-Finals and where they placed included Pilar Dritz in the 100 backstroke (8th - 1:03.46) and 200 IM (6th - 2:16.02); Sam Kraft (4th - 5:18.57), Elizabeth Reed (7th - 5:26.00) and Megan Jelinski (10th - 5:33.75) all in the 500 freestyle.

Three relays were contested today and the Norse 800 freestyle relay won the event with a time of 8:01.22. The Norse also placed third in the 200 freestyle relay (1:42.63) and 400 medley relay (4:07.03)

Day One Results

Day Two Recap - Following today's competition Luther remained in fourth place posting a point total of 788. U of Nebraska-Omaha won the team title with 1067, followed by Gustavus Adolphus with 922.

Individually, Clare Slagel and Jackie Hughes recorded gold medal performances in the 200 freestyle (1:55.85) and 1650 freestyle (18:32.17) respectively. Slagel also placed second in the 200 backstroke (2:07.01) and Hughes placed third in the 400 IM (4:45.51).

Also advancing to the A-Finals and their finish included Pilar Dritz in the 400 IM (5th) and 200 backstroke (8th); Sam Kraft in the 200 freestyle (8th); Lexi Scharmer in the 100 fly (5th); Katie Storey in the 100 breaststroke (10th); Leah Barkema in the 50 freestyle (4th); Elizabeth Reed in the 1650 freestyle (2nd); Sofie Wallock in the 1650 freestyle (4th).

Day Two Results

Complete Two Day Results

The Norse will host Coe College one week from today for the final home dual of the season. Start time is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586