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Storm close season with strong showing at Liberal Arts

Storm close season with strong showing at Liberal Arts

DECORAH, Iowa — Brenna Yeutsy's sixth-place effort in the 100-yard freestyle led five, top-10 finishes for the Simpson women's swimming and diving team on the final day of the Liberal Arts Championships on Saturday, Feb. 17.

Simpson finished in ninth-place with 185.5 points, 13 points ahead of Nebraska Wesleyan. The Storm reset two individual and one relay record during the week. Yeutsy set a new record in the 500 freestyle and helped the 800 freestyle relay team of Sarah Prendergast, Cassie Bergman and Cheyenne Wiederholt set a new mark as well. Kayla Cary broke the 100 butterfly record.

Highlights
• Yeutsy swam 56.15 to place sixth in the 100 freestyle, matching her finish from a year ago. She was followed by Prendergrast, who took seventh in a season-best time of 56.28, the fifth-best time in school history.
• Cary finished off her final Liberal Arts Championship with an eighth-place showing in the 200 butterly. She touched the wall in a season-best time of 2:21.19 and closes her career as the school record holder in the event, setting the mark with a 2:18.07 last season.
Naomi Olsgaard took ninth-place in the one-meter diving, racking up 254.30 points. 
• The 400 freestyle team finished a narrow race in ninth-place touching the wall in a time of 3:53.75, only .10 seconds ahead of Mills.
• A number of swimmers set new bests on Saturday, including: Katie Cardoza in the 100 free, Madison DePover in the 1650 freestyle, Kristina Smith in the 200 butterfly and Mikala Williams-Yee and Camryn Leeser in the 200 breaststroke.

Friday Meet Report
100 freestyle — 6. Brenna Yeutsy, 56.15; 7. Sarah Prendergast, 56.28; 19. Kayla Cary, 59.38; 34.Katie Cardoza, 1:04.65
1650 freestyle — 18. Madison DePover, 20:53.06; 21. Angela Eppens, 23:23.03
200 backstroke — t15. Megan Buitendorp, 2:26.43; 17. Cheyenne Wiederholt, 2:30.84
200 breaststroke — 14. Mikala Williams-Yee, 2:43.66; 22. Camryn Leeser, 2:54.26
200 butterfly — 8. Kayla Cary, 2:21.19; 18. Kristina Smith, 2:47.34
400 freestyle relay — 9. Sarah Prendergast, Cheyenne Wiederholt, Cassie Bergman, Brenna Yeutsy, 3:53.75
1-meter diving — 9. Naomi Olsgaard, 254.30

Team Results
1. Franklin, 815.5
2. Coe, 430
3. Luther, 427
4. Illinois Tech, 425
5. Loras, 328
6. Morningside, 258.5
7. Minnesota Morris, 247
8. Mills, 209
9. Simpson, 185.5
10. Nebraska Wesleyan, 172.5
11. Principia, 56