Lawrence men third, women fourth at Gene Davis Invitational

Lawrence mens swimming action
The Lawrence men finished third at the Gene Davis Invitational.

APPLETON, Wis. -- The Lawrence University men's swimming and diving team finished third and the women were fourth Saturday at the Gene Davis Invitational at Boldt Natatorium.

Lawrence combined for four individual titles and one relay championship.

The Lawrence men piled up 392 points to place third, and Lake Forest College won the title with 668. On the women's side, Lawrence was fourth with 462, and Lake Forest was first with 600.

Erin Lengel led the way as she grabbed first in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:01.91 and took first in the 100 butterfly in 1:01.82. Lengel also grabbed second in the 100 freestyle in 55.40 seconds.

Lawrence's Elise Riggle swam to the title in the 1,650 freestyle in 20:06.83.

Diver Maddy Smith grabbed first on the 3-meter board with a score of 373.45, and she was second in the 1-meter competition with a score of 382.45.

Other top-three finishers for the Vikings were led by Laurel Soderquist, who was second in the 200 breaststroke in 2:47.80 and took third in the 100 breaststroke in 1:18.55. The 200 freestyle relay team of Lengel, Mandy Marsh, Bridget Duero and Leena Meyers was second in 1:43.44. Marsh also grabbed third in the 50 freestyle in 26.06 seconds.

The men's 200 medley relay team of Liam Wulfman, Charlie Phillips, Tom Goldberg and Anton Hutchinson took the title in 1:42.23.

Wulfman also grabbed second in the 100 butterfly in 55.47 seconds and third in the 200 backstroke in 2:09.38. Hutchinson posted a third place in the 500 freestyle in 5:00.58 and was third in the 200 freestyle in 1:50.71.

Tom Goldberg posted a second-place finish in the 100 breaststroke in 1:03.56, and the 400 freestyle relay of David Wukovits, John Berg, Nathan Gault-Crabb and  Wulfman placed third in 3:34.53.