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Triton swim teams in action

The Iowa Central men’s and women’s swim teams competed here Saturday against South Dakota State and Barton.

On the women’s side, the Tritons downed Barton, 138-115, and fell to South Dakota State, 180-76. The Iowa Central men dropped both duals to Barton (139.5-122.5) and South Dakota State (163-99).

“It wasn’t the final result we wanted, but we had many positive things throughout the meet,” Iowa Central head coach Joe Plane said. “In the end, we lost too many close races in order to win either meet for the men.”

The women also had several Top-10 swims, including the fourth, fifth and sixth fastest swims in the 400 individual medley, as Leticia Dias, Andrea Gallardo Perez and Maria Goncalves placed first, second and third in the meet.

Dias had a time of 4:49.70, Gallardo Perez went 4:52.25 and Goncalves 4:52.50.

“I’m very proud of how our team raced and carried themselves,” Plane said. “We now get back to work on Monday and work to fix our details so we can continue to improve.

“It’s a long season and it’s important that we learn from (Saturday) and move forward.”

Dias also won the 200 butterfly in 2:13.18 and was second in the 500 free. Dias added a second in the 1,000 freestyle.

Nancy Olson was second in the 100 butterfly and Saige Knight runner-up in the 200 free.

On the men’s side, Johnathon Turner and Kyle McKenzie were double winners.

Turner won the 100 butterfly in 50.62 and the 50 free in 21.18, with McKenzie claiming first in the 200 breaststroke (2:05.87) and 400 individual medley (4:09.12). McKenzie was also the 100 breaststroke runner-up.

Pedro Aragon picked up a first in the 200 butterfly in 1:55.62 and a second in the 100 butterfly, with Sam Brennan finishing second in the 200 free.

Iowa Central returns to the pool Saturday, October 30 against Midland University and the University of St. Mary.

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