GENEVA, Ohio -- Saint Louis swimming and diving competitors turned in several strong performances against conference opponents at the Atlantic 10 Classic, held Saturday and Sunday at Spire Institute.
The Billiken women went 2-2 in the meet and are now 9-3 on the season. SLU defeated George Mason 192-179 and La Salle 248-118. The Bills fell to Duquesne 293-141 and to St. Bonaventure 195.5-175.5.
Saint Louis was 1-2 in the men’s competition, leaving its season record at 5-4. The Billikens topped St. Bonaventure 212-142, lost to La Salle 238-132 and fell to George Mason 245-125.
Mina Glenesk won the 200 free (1:54.61), 500 free (5:03.57) and 1,650 free (17:40.24). Her 500 freestyle time is the best in the A-10 this season. Glenesk also joined Natalie Daniel, Maggie Sheean and Elaine Mahon for a third-place finish in the 400 free relay (3:35.04).
Mahon placed second in the 100 free (53.10) and third in the 200 free (1:55.68), while Savannah Nichols posted a runner-up finish in the 100 fly (58.28). Riley Kirby turned in third-place efforts in the 100 back (59.09) and 200 back (2:06.37); Kalley Schwab finished third in 3-meter diving (218.05); and the 200 free relay squad of Mary First, Daniel, Mahon and Sheean placed third (1:37.17).
The Billiken men were led by double winner Ryan McCoy, who captured the 100 fly (49.99) and 100 free (45.88) and finished second in the 500 free (4:38.22). In addition, McCoy anchored the second-place 400 medley relay quartet (3:24.77) that also included T.J. Halliburton, Justin Mars and Isaiah Williams.
Williams touched first in the 200 fly (1:51.94), placed second in the 200 IM (1:55.29) and was third in the 400 IM (4:07.89). Halliburton was runner-up in the 100 back (52.17), and Collin O’Brien came in third in the 100 IM (54.08).
The Billikens host their first meet of the season at Simon Rec Center Friday, Nov. 3, at 5 p.m. Both teams swim against Lindenwood-Belleville, and the women’s team also takes on Little Rock.