GRINNELL, Iowa — Taylor Winter and Paige Witter led the Lawrence University swim teams on Friday’s opening day of the Midwest Conference Championships at Grinnell College.

Winter and Witter finished back-to-back in the 500-yard freestyle to pace the Vikings. Winter, the defending champion in the event, placed third in 5:07.48 and Witter took fourth in 5:11.84.

The other top finisher for the women was the 400 medley relay team, which placed fourth. The team of Witter, Emily Flack, Rosie Bauer and Eryn Blagg posted a time of 4:05.68.

The women are in sixth place in the teamĀ standings with 119 points.

On the men’s side, the top finisher was the 400 medley relay team. The team of Travis Charlow, Stephen Salansky, Christian Bell and Peter Raffel grabbed fourth place in a time of 3:48.50.

The men are in seventh place with 71 points.