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12/07/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/07/2019 23:03

Swimming & Diving Teams Match Best-Ever Finishes at Pioneer Invite

GRINNELL, Iowa - The Illinois College men's and women's swimming & diving teams matched their best-ever finishes at the Pioneer Invite. The Lady Blues finished in fifth place with a record 305 points for the two-day event. The Blueboys were in sixth with 248 points.

Both teams had multiple new entries into the school record book on Wednesday. The highlight came from as she established a new school record in the 100 Butterfly with a time of 1:02.30. Marks also recorded the second-fastest 100 IM ever for the Lady Blues, ending as the runner-up in the event with a time of 1:04.36.

Other performances of note for the Lady Blues came from in the 3-Meter Diving competition. The sophomore had the second-most points ever in the event with a score of 327.90. The women's 800 Freestyle Relay also had a big showing as , , and Marks combined for a time of 8:49.51, the second-best time ever in that event.

The men's 800 Freestyle Relay also had a solid showing, registering the fifth-fastest time in program history with Myles Genrich, Colin Williams, Jake Howey and Marty Ambre clocking in at 7:40.81.

Individually, Davide Sanna missed tying the school record in the 100 Butterfly by .01, finishing the event with a time of 54.81. Williams also had the fifth-fastest 200 Backstroke ever for the Blueboys with a time of 2:09.50.

Illinois College comes home to Coultas Natatorium next weekend to wrap up action in the 2019 calendar year. The IC Winter Invitational will take place on Dec. 14 starting at 1 p.m.