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Men’s, women’s swimming win big at final home meet

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

February 2, 2020

The men’s and women’s swimming teams swept Western Illinois and Butler in a tri-meet at Padovan Pool on Saturday for senior night and the final home meet for the Panthers. The men’s team defeated Western Illinois with a final score of 180.5 to 83.5, taking first in eight of the first nine events. The...

Mixed results for swim teams in weekend meets

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

January 27, 2020

The Eastern men’s and women’s swimming teams saw mixed results after packing the weekend with a dual meet against Lewis University on Saturday that featured ten first-places finishes and a five-team invitational at Butler University on Sunday. Against Lewis, the women’s team just outpaced the Flyers wi...

Eastern swim teams compete in first meet of 2020

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

January 13, 2020

The Eastern men’s and women’s swimming teams started off the new year with a dual meet against the University of Tampa as the men lost 126-58 and the women fell 69-116. Junior Scott House provided two second-place finishes for the men’s team, the most of any Panther, posting a 21.90 second fi...

Swim teams finish 5th and last in championship

Tom O'Connor, Swim Reporter

February 24, 2019

Even before the Eastern men’s and women’s swimming teams arrived in Sioux Falls, their fate on the final standings had, to a certain degree, already been decided. No matter how many points they could accrue in the Men’s 400-meter freestyle relay or the Women’s 200-meter fly, nothing could compensate...

Eastern swim teams compete in day 2 of Summit League championship

Tom O'Connor, Swim Reporter

February 21, 2019

In came South Dakota freshman Jacob Won. Then, exactly five milliseconds later, Eastern senior Nicholas Harkins touched the wall. Before the competition and the water droplets on Harkin’s back could dry, South Dakota State freshman Alex Kraft bolted to the finish, just nine milliseconds after Eastern ma...

Swim teams set for Summit League Championship

Swim teams set for Summit League Championship

Tom O'Connor, Swim Reporter

February 19, 2019

Reflecting on the 2018 Summit League Championships, sophomore Race Archibald wants to create new memories, ones that could replace the old. “Yes, I did get season bests last year, but to be honest, I don’t think I swam all that well last year,” Archibald said. “I’m hoping to redeem myself...

Both swim teams compete before long winter break

Eric Hendrix, Swim Reporter

December 5, 2018

The Eastern swim teams traveled to Indiana State this past Saturday to compete in a relay meet, which will be the teams’ last action until Jan. 9. Sophomore Ivan Escott competed in multiple relays on Saturday. Escott reflected on the meet and the overall team energy entering it. “Our last meet w...

Panthers come up big at House of Champs meet

Panthers come up big at House of Champs meet

Eric Hendrix, Swim Reporter

November 28, 2018

The Panther swimmers traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana on Nov. 16 for a weekend-long meet. The men’s and women’s teams combined together for 15 top-25 finishes. The women’s team accounted for five of those finishes. Senior swimmer Martee Grainger competed in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard free...

Panthers swim teams look forward after loss to Ball State

Panthers swim teams look forward after loss to Ball State

Eric Hendrix, Swim Reporter

November 6, 2018

The men’s and women’s swimming teams received a loss at their meet last Friday against Ball State. The Eastern men lost to Ball State 180.5-113.5, while the women lost 204-77. Senior swimmer Lauren Oostman competed in the medley relay, 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard backstroke, 200-yard individual...

Panthers prepare to swim against Ball State

Panthers prepare to swim against Ball State

Eric Hendrix, Swim Reporter

October 31, 2018

The men’s and women’s swimming teams are getting ready take on Ball State on Friday at 4 p.m. The team will be traveling to Indiana to face them at their pool. After splitting a victory with Valparaiso at their last meet, the men will look for their second win of the season while the women loo...

Panther swimmers take loss against Billikens

Panther swimmers take loss against Billikens

Eric Hendrix, Swim Reporter

October 24, 2018

Eastern swimmers lost their home opener on Friday facing off against the Saint Louis Billikens. The women lost 170-92 to Saint Louis while the men lost 98-164.  Senior Logan Long competed on 100m-backstroke, 50m-freestyle and freestyle relay last Friday against the Billikens. Although the team f...

Eastern swim team finds positives from Lewis meet

Eric Hendrix, Swim Reporter

October 16, 2018

Eastern’s swim teams traveled to Romeoville, Ill. this past Saturday afternoon to compete against the Lewis University Flyers. The women’s team fell short 168-90 to Lewis, and the men fell 174-84. Although the team lost the meet, there were some very positive takeaways.  “It was a good meet. We had good energy. We mi...

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