The Lewis women won 10-of-11 races during a dual meet with Lincoln College on Saturday afternoon at the Lewis Pool.
The women defeated Lincoln by a score of 131 to 58 while the Lincoln men defeated Lewis 103.5 to 95.5.
Senior Allie Henges (Cincinnati, Ohio/Purcell Marion) and freshman Sarah Kenis (Herndon, Va./Oakcrest) each earned two individual wins for Lewis. Henges touched first in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:58.56. She also won the 100 backstroke by finishing in 1:02.67. Henges was also on the Lewis’ 200 freestyle relay team that took first in 1:43.05.
Kenis won the 200 IM (2:15.79) and the 100 breaststroke (1:10.62). She swam on the 200 medley relay squad that finished first with a time of 1:55.49.
Junior Ashley Kryger (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South) won the 1000 freestyle in 11:10.49. Senior Stephanie Halcomb (Springfield, Mo./Ozark) took first in the 50 freestyle, touching the wall in 25.35. Freshman Caitlyn Scheirer (Washington, Ill./Washington Community) won the 100 butterfly in 1:01.92. Sophomore Angela Cusack (Willow Springs, Ill./Lyons Township) earned a 100 freestyle victory (55.67).
For the men, senior Kevin Coates (Louisville, Ky./Ballard) earned a victory in the 1000 freestyle (9:40.56) and the 500 freestyle (4:50.80). Freshman Derick Carlson (Norridge, Ill./St. Patrick) took first in the 200 freestyle by stopping the clock in 1:44.40. Senior Allan Sliva (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central) won the 100 butterfly in 54.81, four tenths of second ahead of the second place finisher.
Lincoln’s men’s 200 medley relay team set a new pool record (1:35.92). Lincoln’s Bryce Bohman set a pool record in the 100 backstroke (51.15).
Lincoln’s head coach is former Lewis swimmer Jake Sexton. Lincoln’s assistant is another former Flyer, Steve O’Leary.
“We looked better than we did last week, but we still need to win the close races,” head coach Steve Thompson said. “It is fun to swim Lincoln. Jake and Steve are Lewis alums, so our teams share similar values. They are one of the top NJCAA teams and I wouldn't be surprised if they pushed for a championship.”
The Flyers return to the pool next Saturday for a home meet against Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe Indianapolis at 1 p.m. It’s the final meet before the GLIAC Championships.