Looking forward for men and women’s swimming

Tyler McCluskey, Assistant Sports Editor


Friday’s swim meet against Saint Louis was cancelled due to travel concerns with the weather. The Panthers will return to action on Jan 20th where the men’s team will take on Ball State and the women’s team will see Ball State and Indiana State in Terre Haute, IN at 6 p.m.

The Panthers will only have two more meets before their season ending Summit League Championship start.

The Championship lasts four days and takes place on Feb. 15-18 hosted by IUPUI in Indianapolis. Earlier in the season, the House of Champions took place at IUPUI where the men’s team ended up 11th out of 12 and the women’s team also took 11th.

Before the Summit League Championship, the Panthers will see the likes of Valparaiso on Jan 28. The Panthers saw the Crusaders earlier in the season.

The women ended up defeating Valpo 168.5-86.5. The men won 163-99.

Ball State’s Season

The Cardinals swim teams are 2-3 on the year with wins coming from Albion College and Tiffin for the men, while the women defeated Tiffin and Grand Valley State.

In their season opener, Ball State took second out of eight teams at the Indiana Intercollegiate Meet. Just on Saturday, the Cardinals took on Eastern Michigan and lost a close one 150-125.

On the women’s side, the Cardinals took seventh out of 10 teams in the Miami (OH) Invitational. Anne Vormohr ended with a sixth place finish with a time of 2:02.60 in the 200-back. Sophie Bader took fifth in the 200-fly in the time of 2:04.98.

Indiana State Women’s Season

The Sycamores are 2-4 on the year with the win over Rose-Hulman, 137-63 and just recently defeated Butler 143-107. They also had their mid-season meet- the Bearcat Invitational, which took place in Cincinnati, Oh. Blanca Saez-Illobre set a new record in the 400 IM with a time of 4:30.10, which earned her a fourth place finish.

Cierra Campbell set a new school record in the 1650-free with a time of 18:08.08, which got her a fifth place finish.

The Panthers take on Ball State and Indiana State Friday at 6 p.m. in Terre Haute.

Tyler McCluskey can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].