Drury swim teams finish second at SMU Invitational

DALLAS, Texas— Both the Drury men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams finished in second place at the Southern Methodist Invitational in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday.
The Drury women’s team compiled 693 points in the three-day event to come in second out of five teams. SMU won the meet with 1,056 points, while Hawaii finished behind Drury in third with 681. The Panthers also finished ahead of Texas Christian and Fresno State.
The Drury men’s squad also finished behind SMU as the Panthers had a total of 767. The Mustangs finished first in the four-team meet with 1,418. DU completed the event in front of Hawaii and TCU.
Women’s Highlights (day two and three)

  • Laura Pareja won the 100 Back with a time of 53.57
  • Aurora Duncan finished first in the 200 Fly (1:59.11)
  • Bec Cross was second in the 400 IM (4:19.08) and the 200 IM (2:00.82)
  • Drury got second-place finishes in the 200 Medley Relay (1:41.65), and the 400 Medley Relay (3:42.36)

Men’s Highlights

  • Alex Bowen won the 100 Free with a time of 43.64
  • Lucas Lima took first in the 1650 Free (15:36.87)
  • Caleb Carlson posted a second-place finish in the 100 Breast with a time of 53.60
  • Drury’s 800 Free Relay came in second (6:32.65)
  • The Panthers were edged in the 400 Free Relay as they finished second with a time of 2:54.69, just 0.39 seconds behind SMU
  • Drury finished 1-2 in the 200 Fly with Dominik Karacic winning (1:45.23) and James Brown (1:47.76) 

Drury’s swim teams compete again on Dec. 17 when they take on Missouri State in a dual at Hammons Student Center.

This article is provided by Drury University Athletics