Lengel, Lansing take titles at Pioneer Classic

Lawrence women's swimming action Erin Lengel
The Lawrence women took third at the Pioneer Classic.

GRINNELL, Iowa -- Lawrence University swimming standouts Erin Lengel and Caitlyn Lansing both won events to lead the Vikings to third place the Grinnell College Pioneer Classic, which wrapped up on Saturday.

Lawrence took third with 693 points, and Gustavus Adolphus College won the team title with 1,777.5.

Lansing grabbed first in the 200 breaststroke in 2:32.61, and tied for first in the 100 breaststroke in 1:10.07.

Lengel won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:01.42, and she took second in the 100 freestyle in 55.90 seconds. Lengel added an eighth place in the 500 freestyle in 5:37.49.

Diver Maddy Smith took home a pair of second-place finishes. Smith took second on the 1-meter board with a score of 406.20, and was second on the 3-meter board with a score of 400.20. With her scores, Smith qualified for the NCAA Diving Regional.

Newcomer Mizuki Ohama grabbed third in the 200 butterfly in 2:20.99 and took fifth in the 100 butterfly in 1:03.27. Sarah Schweickart took seventh in the 200 fly, and Lizzy Garcia was ninth in the 100 fly.

Garcia's top finish came in the 100 freestyle, where she placed third in 56.79 seconds, and Bridget Duero was eighth in 58.15. Duero also grabbed sixth in the 200 freestyle in 2:06.99.

Elise Riggle placed fifth in the 400 individual medley in 5:04.80 and took ninth in the 200 backstroke in 2:25.98. Emmi Zheng was ninth in the 100 IM in 1:07.38 and took 10th in the 100 breaststroke in 1:13.45. Andrea Ritziu took home eighth in the 1,650 freestyle in 20:33.92.

Lawrence's relays were outstanding with five top-four finishes. The 400 medley relay team of Lengel, Lansing, Garcia and Duero was third in 4:13.87. The 400 freestyle relay team of Duero, Mandy Marsh, Mae Grahs and Garcia was third in 3:50.62, and the 800 freestyle relay team of Duero, Marsh, Lengel and Grahs was third in 8:36.70. The 200 freestyle relay of Marsh, Duero, Lengel and Garcia took fourth in 1:43.17, and the 200 medley relay of Lengel, Lansing, Schweickart and Marsh was fourth in 1:54.88.

On the men's side, Charlie Phillips led the way with a pair of top-eight finishes. Phillips took seventh in the 200 butterfly in 2:08.94, and he was eighth in the 1,650 freestyle in 18:18.62.

Tom Goldberg posted a ninth in the 200 breaststroke in 2:25.51, and the 400 medley relay team of Goldberg, Phillips, Max Stahl and Liam Wulfman took 10th in 3:50.91.

Lawrence finished sixth in the team standings with 251 points, and Gustavus was first with 1,716.5.