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Swim Heads To Carbondale For A3 Performance Invite

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EIU Swimming at SIU A3 Performance Invite
Thursday, Nov. 10 – Saturday, Nov. 12
Carbondale, Ill. | SIU Recreation Center

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ON-TAP: Eastern Illinois swimming will compete in the Southern Illinois A3 Performance Invitational this week starting on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 10 am The three day meet will conclude Saturday night on Nov. 12. EIU will compete against SIU, Evansville, Valparaiso , Bellarmine, and UIS.

Last season, the men’s team finished in fifth place in Carbondale while the women’s team finished in fourth.

SUMMIT LEAGUE PRESEASON POLL: The Summit League released their men’s and women’s swimming and diving preseason poll last month. Eastern Illinois was selected to finish in seventh in both the men’s and women’s division. During the Summit League Championships last season, the Panthers both finished in sixth place.

Southern Indiana and Lindenwood have also been added to the Summit League this season. The Screaming Eagles were picked to finish in seventh in both polls while Lindenwood was picked to finish in third in both after playing in the Great Lakes Valley Conference last season. Denver was selected as both the men’s and women’s preseason champion.

EVANSVILLE RECAP: Eastern Illinois swimming lost three matches last Saturday at a tri-meet in Evansville, Ind. hosted by Evansville University. Illinois State also competed in the meet. The Evansville men’s swimming team defeated EIU 218-58. Eastern Illinois women’s swimming lost to Evansville 160-118 and lost to Illinois State 232-55.

Camryn Lewis was able to grab a second place finish in the 50 yard freestyle. Her finals time was a 24.74, Lewis is ranked second in the Summit League in the 50 free. Dismas Dillon also had a second place finish in the 50 free on the men’s team with a time of 21.64.

Corinne Staneart, top ten time in the Summit League, placed second in the women’s 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:24.98. Jackson Penny also had a third place in the men’s 500 freestyle (5:10.41).

SUMMIT LEAGUE TOP TEN: Seven total swimmers for the Eastern Illinois Panthers are ranked in the top ten times in the Summit League this season.

Connor Colston sits in 9th place this season in the 200 free with a time of 1:44.12. He set that time against Ball State two weeks ago. Spencer Wilson also remains in the top ten in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:02.40 (10th) Andrew Herman also sits in 10th in the 100 back with a time of 52.58.

Camryn Lewis slid down to fifth place in the Summit League in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.21. Corinne Staneart is the highest ranking Panther on the list. She currently sits in fourth place in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:23.18 which she set against Ball State.

Olivia Much also sits in seventh place in the Summit League with a time of 2:!2.02 in the 200 butterfly. Genevieve Biberdorf rounds out the group with a 10th place time in the 400 IM (4:51.36).

A3 PERFORMANCE SEEDING: Camryn Lewis is the only Panther in the A3 Performance Invite to have a first place seeding out of 61 swimmers. The A team in the in the women’s 200medley relay is also seeded first with a time of 1:31.17.

NEXT UP: Eastern Illinois swimming will have a couple weeks off before returning home to Padovan Pool to face-off against the IUPUI Jaguars. It will mark the second home meet of the season for the Panthers.

HEAD COACH: An experienced coach at the collegiate level with additional experience on the international level, Johnathan Jordan comes to EIU following a seven-year stint as the head coach at Lincoln College where he helped grow the program from a two-year college program to a member swimming at the NAIA level. He becomes the ninth coach in school history at EIU.

On the international level, Jordan was a member of the Marshall Islands Swimming Federation coaching staff with athletes competing in the World Championships, Pacific Games, Oceania Games and the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. He also worked on the Fiji Swimming Federation coaching staff for one summer helping develop the program’s Olympic qualification standards and as a member of the Oceania National Olympic Committee.

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