The Southern Illinois University swimming and diving teams completed a two day meet against nationally ranked competition today. The Salukis took on the University of Kentucky, the University of Missouri, and Northwestern in a quad meet. SIU racked up 28 top-ten finishes over the course of the meet.
The 40 event meet started off with the 200-yard freestyle relay. Both the men's and women's relay teams would finish in sixth place. Filippo Dell'Olio, would keep the momentum going, placing 5th in the 200-IM two events later. His performance would be followed up with one of three top finishes for the Salukis, as Bryn Handley would swim to a time of 4:52.26 in the 500-yard freestyle on the women's side. Handley would get another top three finish later in the meet, finishing second in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:07.80).
On the men's side the Salukis would be led by their upperclassman. Dell'Olio, Andre Brilhante, and Bobby Wood, would get the top Saluki time in eight total events at the end of the two day competition. Alex Crawford, Michael Wolfe, and Joao Facciotti, would claim remaining five top times for the Salukis. The best finishes of the day would come from Brilhante, Wolfe, and Dell'Olio. Brilhante swam to a fast time of 20.91 in the 50-yard freestyle, which was good enough for a fifth place finish. Wolfe would also capture a fifth place finish, swimming to a time in the 9:26.10 in the longest race of the meet, the 1,000-yard freestyle.