FREMONT, Neb. – Midland University hosted Tabor College and Barton Community College on Saturday afternoon at the Dillon Family Aquatic Center for a swimming double dual. On the men’s side Midland defeated Tabor 151-28 and beat Barton 118-71. Barton won their dual with Tabor 136-30 on the men’s side. Midland’s women’s team was victorious over Tabor, 81-33 but fell to Barton 103-69. The Barton women defeated Tabor by a score of 133-23.
The Warriors won 14 of the 22 races on the day beginning with a sweep of the 200 medley relays. The women had a time of 1:56.83 to beat Barton while the Midland placed first with a time of 1:41.79 for first place. Midland also had the third best time in the relay with their second team while Barton was second and fourth with Tabor finishing fifth.
Individually Kadisyn Kircher had a pair of wins. She had time of 11:43.91 in the 1000 freestyle race and a time 2:25.66 in the 200 butterfly for first place.
Also garnering wins in the pool for the women were Nerissa Wagner, Paige Skidmore, and Abigail Bruck. Wagner won the women’s 200 freestyle with a time of 2:09.92, Skidmore was first in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:28.49, and Bruck finished first in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:47.02.
For the men it was Caden White leading the way with a pair of wins. He placed first in the 1000 freestyle with an 11:06.98 and first in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:16.17. Hayden Robbins, Gabriel Martinez, Chasten Larson, Scott Cain, and Tallon Wall all were victorious in their races as well. Robbins won the 200 freestyle (1:50.22), Martinez won the 50 freestyle (22.17), Larson won the 200 individual medley (2:03.81), Cain won the 100 freestyle (49.16), and Wall won the 200 backstroke (2:11.44).
“We had another fantastic meet,” head coach Ryan Bubb commented. “I was extremely pleased with all of our performances. Especially given the fact that this was our hardest week of training so far. They are learning how to push through when they’re tired and I think that they will really see those rewards at the end of the year. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us. We are on a great path and with hard work this team will be able to do some very special things.”
Midland will be back in the water this coming weekend when they travel to Sioux City, Iowa for the Morningside Invitational. The first race of the meet is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. inside the Hindman-Hobbs Center.