Saluki women’s swim team splits intrastate tri-meet

By Brandyn Wilcoxen, Staff Reporter

SIU women’s swim and dive team hosted the Illinois Fighting Illini and the Illinois State Redbirds at Shea Natatorium Friday evening. The Salukis dominated the Redbirds 204-95, but came up just short against the Fighting Illini 155-144.

Saluki women took first place in nine of the 16 events, with Illinois winning the other seven. Standout swimmers included freshman Celia Pulido, who won four events on Friday: the 100- and 200-yard backstroke, the 200-yard individual medley, and the 200-yard medley relay alongside partners Lucia Romero, Ali Robertson, and Jasmine Rau.

Robertson and Rau won events of their own, taking first in the 100-yard breaststroke and 10-yard butterfly respectively. Sophomore Ella Kerr won the 200-yard breaststroke event. Fifth-year senior Sierra Forbord led the way in both the 100- and 200-yard freestyle events.


Saluki swim and dive teams will host one final event in 2021: the A3 Performance Invitational, scheduled for Nov. 11-13 at Shea Natatorium.

Staff reporter Brandyn Wilcoxen can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Brandyn_2020

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