MORRIS, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Morris swimming & diving team split a double-dual meet with Concordia College-Moorhead and Southwest Minnesota State University on Saturday at Cougar Pool. The Cougars defeated the Cobbers, 121-82, but were beaten by the Mustangs, 193-38.
Next up was the 200 Freestyle and Jenna Gutterman began a busy day with a fourth-place finish in 2:06.43. Gutterman would later in the day finish third in the 200 IM (2:29.41) with the 19th-fastest time in school history and take fourth in the 200 Breaststroke (2:49.54) with the 12th-fastest time in program history. In the 200 Breast, Haugen was one spot back of Gutterman in fifth place with a time of 2:52.17, the 14th-best time ever for the Cougars.
In the sprint freestyle races, Olivia Salzwedel led Minnesota Morris with a fifth-place finish in the 50 Freestyle (26.86) and a fourth-place showing in the 100 Freestyle (1:01.18).
The top finish of the afternoon by a Cougar swimmer came from Westrum in the 100 Butterfly as the freshman finished second in 1:04.39. That time is good for seventh in the Cougar record books in the event.
In two other individual events, the top finishers for the Cougars were Ball in the 200 Backstroke (2:34.62), finishing fourth, and Abby Doyle in the 500 Freestyle (5:59.29), finishing fifth.
The final event of the afternoon was the 200 Freestyle Relay. The ‘A’ team for the Cougars of Westrum, Radintz, Doyle, and Salzwedel came in second with a time of 1:46.88, with Westrum’s opening split of 26.08 ranking 10th all-time for the program.
Minnesota Morris is back in action from Nov. 18-20 at the Augustana University Invite in Sioux Falls. Each day starts with prelims beginning at 9:30 a.m. before finals that evening.