SIU Swim performs well in busy weekend after COVID cancellations

By Cole Daily, Staff Reporter

The first meet took place on Friday, Jan 21, at Arkansas Little Rock. This was the final tri-meet of the season, as Arkansas at Little Rock also hosted Henderson State.

The SIU men’s team destroyed Henderson State 184-78, while the women’s team beat both Little Rock and Henderson State. The women’s team defeated Little Rock 171-87, and Henderson State 212-47.

Freshman shined for the SIU women’s team, as freshman Apryl Paquette won the 1000 m freestyle, with a time of 10:35:22. Freshman swimmer Celia Pulido won both the 100 and 200 m backstroke with times of 54.59 and 1:57.59.


Sophomore Fernanda Sanchez also won their fourth-200 m freestyle of the season. She finished with a time of 1:55:15.

Junior Max Ransom won the 200 m fly with a time of 1:57.21, junior Terry Yang won the 1000 m freestyle with 10:03.75 on the clock and sophomore Gustav Perrson won both the 100 and 200 m breaststroke.

The second meet was a womens-only meet, where the Salukis faced off against the Sycamores of Indiana State. This meet took place at SIU Carbondale where the Salukis managed to defend their home pool 185-115.

For the divers, freshman Farida Moussa and senior Laura Mircea competed well, placing first in the one and three meter dives respectively.

Senior swimmer Eden Girloanta won the 1000 m freestyle, and Sanchez won two more in Saturday’s meet. She clocked first in both the 500 m free and 400 m IM.

Both teams will compete next for their senior night on Friday, Jan. 28 against Eastern Illinois. The meet will take place at 4 p.m. at Carbondale.

Sports Reporter Cole Daily can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at cdaily_de


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