ISU swimmers take 3rd at Kansas Classic

Chris Wolff

The ISU swimming team took home a third-place finish at the Kansas Classic this weekend. Iowa State was in second place after competition ended Friday and Saturday night, but dropped to third place Sunday.

Kansas, the host of the invitational, won the overall event with a team score of 932.5, followed by Nebraska-Lincoln, with a score of 795.5, and Iowa State with a score of 760.5.

Iowa State was led by Imelda Wistey, who won both the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke events, and Marissa Engel, who took the title in the 200 backstroke event.

Karyl Clarete finished second in both the 500 and 200 freestyle races, and third in the 1650 freestyle.

Amanda Paulson finished second in the 100 freestyle, and won the 50 freestyle, before being disqualified due to a flinch just before the race began.

Also competing was the U.S. Air Force Academy, which took fourth with a score of 555.5; Nebraska-Omaha took fifth with a score of 238, and Northern Iowa finished sixth, with score of 172.

The swimmers next action will be Dec. 13, against Iowa, in Iowa City. The divers will compete in the Iowa Invitational Dec. 6, in Iowa City.