GRINNELL, Iowa — Senior Taylor Winter roared to a dominating victory in the 1,650-yard freestyle on Sunday to pace the Lawrence University swimmers at the Midwest Conference Championships at Grinnell College.
Winter won the 1,650 freestyle for the second consecutive season and did so in impressive fashion in 17:32.68. Winter won by nearly 40 seconds over Lily McCarthy of Lake Forest College. Lawrence’s Emei Thompson grabbed sixth place in the event.
The Lawrence women finished fourth in the team standings with 474 points. Grinnell won the title with 1,074.
Other top finishers for the Lawrence women on Sunday were Paige Witter, who took fourth in the 200 butterfly, Emily Flack, who was fourth in the 200 backstroke and the fifth-place 400 freestyle relay team.
On the men’s side, the 400 freestyle relay team led the way by taking sixth in 3:26.11. Other top placers were Travis Charlow, who was eighth in the 200 backstroke, and Stephen Salansky, who was eighth in the 200 breaststroke.
The Lawrence men were eighth with 190 points. Lake Forest won the title with 1,072 points.