SOUTHLAKE, Texas — The Hendrix College women’s swimming team placed fifth, and the men finished seventh at the Western Shootout at the Carroll ISD Natatorium on Friday and Saturday.
Sophomore Jo Claire Robertson finished second in the 200 yard backstroke in 2:14.19 for the Warriors’ women’s highest finish of the day. She also placed fourth in the 100 backstroke (1:03.14) and sixth in the 200 freestyle (2:02.67). Senior Vanessa Morris took fourth in the 500 freestyle in 5:27.06 and sixth in the 1,650 freestyle in 19:29.17. Freshman Sydney Haldeman in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:19.00 and 11th in the 400 IM in 5:08.41. Junior Alanna Montgomery finished eighth in the 200 breaststroke in 2:44.16 and ninth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:18.28.
Robertson, Montgomery, Morris and Haldeman placed seventh in the 400 medley relay (4:23.69) and 10th in the 200 medley relay (2:01.89). Haldeman, Morris, Robertson and freshman Laura Price were seventh in the 400 freestyle relay in 3:56.72 and ninth in the 200 freestyle in 1:48.60.
Other top finishers for the women included: freshman Kaia Duke in the 50 freestyle (31st, 29.05), freshman Ava Commissariat in the 100 butterfly (24th, 1:13.55) and 200 butterfly (18th, 2:42.34) and freshman Taylor Keplin in the 100 freestyle (27th, 1:02.74).
Host Trinity won the women’s meet with 869.5 points. They were followed by Centenary (847.5), UT Permian Basin (605), Southwestern (491.5), Hendrix (270), McMurry (247), North Texas (108) and Austin (101.5).
For the men, junior Justin Flanagan finished fifth in the 200 butterfly (2:06.32), 11th in the 100 butterfly (55.79), 17th in the 200 IM (2:17.32) and 27th in the 200 freestyle (1:56.45). Sophomore Matthew Larson was 23rd in the 500 freestyle in 5:34.51 and 12th in the 1,650 freestyle in 19:40.97. Freshman Joseph Schmits placed 31st in the 50 freestyle in 24.99 sec. and 32nd in the 100 freestyle in 56.81 sec.
Freshman diver Jonathan Bauer-Erickson took third place on the one-meter board with a score of 158.90.
UTPB finished first in the men’s events with 930.5 points. They were followed by Trinity (816), Centenary (786.5), Southwestern (250), McMurry (245), Austin (164) and Hendrix (49).
The Warriors will train over the winter and compete again in January at the Washington University Invitational in St. Louis, Mo.