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Swimming takes on Knox at home

January 26, 2018

Lily Guillen / The Courier

Last Saturday, the Fighting Scots took on the Knox Prairie Fire in Monmouth’s final home swim meet of the season. The men’s and women’s teams defeated Knox by winning 18 of 22 events.

Monmouth started strong by winning the opening medley relays. On the men’s side, Preston Bocchi, Logan Hoepfner, Rik Doornenbal and R.L. Aldridge finished first with a time of 1:47.71. On the women’s side, Kaila Heitter, Michelle Nafziger, Brittany Lira and Emily Mathews took the women’s medley with a time of 2:10.88.

In the free relays, Aldridge teamed with Tom Cangelosi, Jake Hall, and Riley Hess to win with a time of 1:36.52. Lira, Heitter, Morgan Abraham and Miranda Pasky won on the women’s side with a time of 1:54.80.

Rik Doornenbal had two individual wins in the 100 butterfly and the 500 freestyle with times of 56.33 and 5:16.22, respectively. Preston Bocchi also had two individual wins in the 100 and 200 freestyle events. In the 100, Bocchi went 48.97 and was ahead of second place by four seconds. In the 200, Bocchi won by seven seconds with a time of 1:52.71.

Two senior men won individual events in their final meet at the Pepper Natatorium. Tom Cangelosi took first in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:04.74, while Riley Hess edged teammate Jake Hall for the win in the 50 freestyle, with a time of 23.41.

Monmouth also picked up wins in all of the freestyle events on the women’s side. Mathews placed first in both the 50 and the 100. Her 50 time of 27.52 was two seconds faster than teammate Rylee Mann. In the 100, Mathews narrowly beat Pasky with a time of 59.50. Abraham took the other two freestyle events with times of 6:13.39 in the 500 free and 2:20.53 in the 200 free.

The Scots will travel to Elsah, Ill., on Saturday for the Panther Invitational hosted by Principia College.

Sebastian Hernandez
Distributions Manager

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