The Iowa Central men’s swimming team was victorious in the Augustana pool for the second time this season as they scored 593 points to take home first place at the Augustana Invitational last weekend in Rock Island. The host Vikings won the women's side, leading the eight team field with 601 points, well ahead of runner-up Loras (494). Coe (302), Hannibal-LaGrange (239), Robert Morris (230), Eureka (41), Illinois College (36), and Iowa Central CC (3) wrapped up the team scoring on the women’s side. Men's final scoring as ICCC 593, Augustana 591, Loras 577, Hannibal-LaGrange 112, Coe 38, Eureka 27, and Illinois College 2.
The Tritons won eight events on the day to power them to the team title. They won the 800-yard freestyle relay (7:40.16; Pat Wickham, Scott Herren, Trent Geurts and Aaron Loupee), 400-yard freestyle (3:50.78; Loupee, Darren Bacon, Geurts and Herren) and 200-yard medley relay (1:42.96; Loupee, Bacon, Geurts and Herren).
Trent Geurts had a huge day for the Tritons as he won three individual events, the 200-yard individual medley (2:04.32), 100-yard freestyle (49.23) and the 100-yard butterfly (53.93). He was also a part of all three relay teams that won events.
Other event winners for the Tritons included Ryan Bray, who won the 200-yard backstroke in a time of 2:29.25, and Aaron Loupee, who took home the 200 –yard backstroke in a tome of 2:05.85. He also finished second in the 100-yard breaskstroke
Iowa Central also had several swimmers take second place in events. Herren took second in each of the 200-, 500-, and 1650-yard freestyles. Bacon was second in the 100-yard breaststroke and Wickham was second in the 400-yard individual medley.
Iowa Central was victorious in the Augustana pool in the season opener when they won a triangular meet against Augustana and Knox College.
The Iowa Central women took home eighth of eight teams as they only had one swimmer compete. Tina Hren finished 31st in the 50-yard freestyle (38.20).
The swimmers are back in action Friday, Dec. 12, when they take on Simpson College in Indianola at 5:00 p.m.