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Swim team finishes fourth in MAC

Swimming coach Rick Walker keeps a watchful eye as his swimmers perform during the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Swimming and Diving Championships at Edward J. Shea Natatorium. SIU finished in first place on Saturday, becoming MVC Champions for the first time since 2007. 

By Evan Jones, @EvanJones_DE

On the final day of the Mid-American Conference swimming and diving championships, SIU finished with one champion. 

Junior Fillippo Dell’Olio was the lone champion Saturday night for the Salukis. The Italian transfer won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:46.54, .19 seconds ahead of the second-place swimmer, sophomore Logan Burton from Eastern Michigan University. EMU came in first place in the tournament.

Dell’olio was recognized at the end of the night with first team All-Mac honors along with three other teammates.

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Senior Till Pallmann, junior Andre Luiz Brillhante and sophomore Joao Facciotti were all members of the All-MAC first team.

SIU finished fourth in the team standings just as they did last year.

Evan Jones can be reached at [email protected] or at (618)536-3304

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