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Turner collects three first-place results for men

Danny Turner
Danny Turner

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- The Simpson men's and women's swimming and diving teams turned in five first-place finishes as the Storm competed against Tabor College, Saint Mary (Kan.) and Saint Mary's of Omaha on Saturday.

The Simpson women picked up a 75-34 win over Tabor, while Madison DePover finished first in the 1,000-yard freestyle and Alyssa Harris garnered first in the 200-yard individual medley. Danny Turner produced three top results on the men's side.

The women fell 92-70 to Saint Mary (Kan.) and 117-43 to Saint Mary's of Omaha. The men lost 83-37 to Tabor and 120-35 to Saint Mary (Kan.).

DePover hit the wall in 12:02.38 for a new career best in the event. Harris garnered a 2:26.60, just a second shy of tying her season best. Harris added a third-place performance in the 100-yard backstroke, while DePover ended fourth in the 500-yard freestyle.

In all three races Turner competed in for the Storm men, he finished ahead of the pack. Turner shortened his previous best time in the 200-yard individual medley by two seconds to 2:08.24. He then had a result of 51.94 in the 100 freestyle to delete six seconds of his previous best time.

Blake Kakacek would turn in a third-place nod in the 100-yard backstroke and finished fifth in the 50-yard freestyle to round out the Simpson men.

The 400-yard medley relay of Caroline Oberg, Katie Cardoza, Wynter Knowler and Harris produced a time of 4:44.40 for second. The quartet of DePover, Knowler, Cardoza and Oberg maintained pace with second in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Up Next
Simpson takes a short break from the pool and will compete against Loras on Friday at the Indianola YMCA for a home meet.

Women's Meet Report
400 medley relay — 2. Alyssa Harris, Caroline Oberg, Katie Cardoza, Wynter Knowler, 4:44.40
1000 freestyle — 1. Madison DePover, 12:02.38
200 freestyle — 4. Katie Cardoza, 2:24.45
200 individual medley — 1. Alyssa Harris, 2:26.60
100 freestyle — 4. Wynter Knowler, 1:06.14
100 backstroke — 3. Alyssa Harris, 1:08.45
500 freestyle — 4. Madison DePover, 6:26.14
100 breaststroke — 3. Caroline Oberg, 1:19.01
400 freestyle relay — 2. Madison DePover, Wynter Knowler, Katie Cardoza, Caroline Oberg, 4:24.25

Men's Meet Report
50 freestyle — 5. Blake Kakacek, 27.34
200 individual medley — 1. Danny Turner, 2:08.24
100 freestyle — 1. Danny Turner, 51.94 | 6. Blake Kakacek, 1:02.13
100 backstroke — 3. Blake Kakacek, 1:10.51
100 breaststroke — 1. Danny Turner, 1:02.23