FREMONT, Neb. – Midland University hosted a pair of schools for a double-dual swim meet on Saturday at the Dillon Family Aquatic Center. The Warriors hosted the women of College of Saint Mary and the men and women from Olivet Nazarene. On the men’s side Midland defeated Olivet Nazarene 156-96. The women’s side saw the Warriors fall to the Tigers of ONU, 193-58, and defeat the Flames of CSM, 128-105. ONU bested CSM 186.5-57.5 on the women’s to compete the team scoring.
Midland had eight individual wins and won a pair of relays as well on the day. The men won the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:36.93. The team consisted of Hayden Robbins, Tyler Penney, Gabriel Martinez, and Scott Cain. The group of Martinez, Caleb Miller, Joseph Berrick, and Jake Bell won the men’s 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:30.90.
In the men’s 200-yard freestyle, Caleb Miller won with an NAIA Qualifying time of 1:45.76. Nerissa Wagner had an NAIA Qualifying in the race right after as she won the women’s 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:02.09.
Miller also had a qualifying time in the men’s 100-yard freestyle. He placed second with a time of 48.47, behind teammate Scott Cain who won the event with a time of 48.39.
Cain also won the men’s 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.68. He currently holds the NAIA’s fastest time in that event.
Hayden Robbins edged out teammate Timothy Thies in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 55.87. Thies was second with a time of 55.88.
Tyler Penney earned three individual wins on the day. He won the men’s 100-yard breaststroke, the 200-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard individual medley. In the breaststroke events he had a time of 58.10 in the 100-yard race and a time of 2:07.64 in the 200-yard distance. In the medley he won with a time of 1:59.89.
“That was an incredible meet,” said head coach Ryan Bubb afterwards. “To beat your rival and a conference foe [CSM], you have had a great night. We had a lot of kids who swam really tough lineups and some different events, but they knew what they had to do to put up a tally in the ‘W’ column and they owned their job. I know they are ready to head across the river next week and take on that team up north.”
Midland will travel to Sioux City, Iowa on Saturday, November 9 to compete in the Mustang Invitational hosted by conference rival Morningside. The meet is slated to begin at 11:00 a.m. inside the Hindman-Hobbs Center.