Saint Louis swimmers put on a solid performance in the Northwestern TYR Invitational, held this past weekend at the Norris Aquatics Center.
The Billiken women placed sixth with a total score of 285 in 50 events.
On the men’s side, Saint Louis found themselves in fourth place with 556 points, falling just behind Michigan State University.
The Billiken men turned in five top-3 finishes, including two victories by Grant Streid in the 100 fly (48.97) and the 200 fly (1:48.64). Justin Mars came in second in the 50 breast (25.27). The 400 free relay team of T.J. Haliburton, Mars, Janssen Gamilla and Streid placed second (3:19.57).
Other relay teams for the men with top-8 results include a fourth place finish from the 200 free team of Collin O’Brien, Mars, Streid, and Isaiah Williams (1:21.90). Keegan Paulson, O’Brien, Williams and Streid of the 200 medley relay team placed fifth (1:31.22). The 400 medley relay teams had finishes in the top-8: Haliburton, Mars, Gamilla and Streid placed second (3:19.57) and Paulson, O’Brien, Williams and Tyler Guist placed seventh (3:21.51). The 800 free relay team of Streid, O’Brien, Williams and Guist placed fourth (6:47.08). O’Brien, Streid, Williams and Nick Soltys of the 400 freestyle relay team placed sixth (3:03.44).
Mars registered a runner-up finish in the 50 breast (25.27). Also finishing second in an event this weekend was O’Brien in the 200 IM (1:50.67).
Fourth-place performers were Williams in the 100 fly (49.38), O’Brien in the 50 breast (25.30) and 100 breast (55.81), Paulson in the 100 back (49.23) and Haliburton in the 200 back (1:48.13).
The Billiken fifth-place finishers include Luke Van Gorp in the 100 breast (56.84), Streid in the 100 back (50.06) and O’Brien in the 100 IM (51.92).
Sixth-place performers were Streid in the 50 fly (22.66) and the 100 back (50.06), Van Gorp in the 100 breast (55.84) and O’Brien in the 100 IM (51.92).
Van Gorp finished seventh in the 200 breast (2:07.64).
Saint Louis men’s swimmers finishing eighth were Williams in the 200 freestyle (1:43.65) and Streid in the 200 IM (1:52.95).
Emily Smith of the Saint Louis women’s swim team broke a school record in the 100 IM. Smith placed third in the event (58.54).
Bri Hodgkins placed fifth for the Billikens in the 200 fly (2:04.57).
The Billikens’ swimmers finishing eighth were Claire Koh in the 1650 free (17:24.33) and Natalie Daniel in the 100 IM (1:00.52).
The women’s 800 freestyle relay team of Smith, Daniel, Erica Morris and Olivia Tate finished eighth (7:45.44).
Next up for the Billikens is the USA Winter Nationals in Greensboro, N.C., held Nov. 28 - Dec. 1.