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Iowa Lakes Swimmers Perform Remarkably at Nationals

March 14, 2014

Twenty-five Iowa Lakes Swimmers and Divers competed in the 2013- 2014 National Junior College Athletic Association Swimming and Diving National Championships  March 5-8 in Florida.

In the third consecutive national appearance for the Iowa Lakes Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams, the women came home as the National Runners up with 934 points, losing to the host team of Indian River State College. The men took 4th place with 882 points and Coach Johnathan Jordan received accolades as the Women’s Coach of the year.   

The Lakers had 16 members earn top eight finishes which made each of them NJCAA All Americans.  These include: Devereaux Agnew, Glendale, Ariz., taking 4th place in 1 meter diving and 4th place on the 200 free relay; Grace Conlon, UK, taking 2nd in the 400 medley relay, 800 free relay, 400 IM, mile, and 400 free relay, while also taking 4th in the 500 free; Meghan Nelson, El Paso, Texas, taking 4th on the 200 free relay, 5th 100 breast, and 7th 200 breast; Hannah Priest, Emmetsburg, taking 4th 200 free relay, 7th 100 Fly, 8th 200 breast; Dashley Reyes, Miami, Fla., taking 2nd in the 400 medley relay, 800 free relay, 200 med relay, and the 400 free relay, while taking 8th in the 200 IM, and 7th 400 IM.

Also, Cheyenne Rova, Nadi, Fiji, taking  2nd in the 400 medley relay, 800 free relay, 200 med relay, and the 400 free relay, while taking 4th 50 free, 4th 100 back, and 4th in the 100 free; Jordan Stiggers, Los Angeles, Calif., taking 4th 200 free relay, and 7th 100 breast; Hannah White, Greeley, Colo., taking 2nd in the 400 medley relay, 800 free relay, 200 medley relay, and the 400 free relay, 5th 200 free, 4th 200 breast, 7th mile; Brian Bacon, Marshalltown, 3rd 400 medley relay, 2nd 200 free relay, 7th 100 breast, and 4th 400 free relay; Reese Bishop, Lakeway, Texas, 5th 800 free relay, 5th 200 free, 4th mile, and 4th 400 free relay; 

Other Lakers included Devan Bliesner, Idaho Falls, Idaho, taking 5th in the 800 free relay; William Clark, Nadi, Fiji, taking 3rd in the 400 medley relay, 8th in the 50 free, 2nd in the 200 free relay, 7th in the 100 back, 3rd in the 200 medley relay, and 4th in the 400 free relay;  Eric Moore, Fountain, Colo., taking 3rd in 3 meter diving, and 4th in 1 meter diving; Tian Siggins, Atlantic, taking 5th in the 800 free relay; Dima Suhusins, Riga, Latvia, taking 3rd in the 400 medley relay, 5th in the 800 free relay, 2nd 200 free relay, 6th 200 IM, 3rd 200 medley relay, 6th 100 fly, and 4th in the 200 breast; and, Kyle Thomas, Bartlesville, Okla., taking 3rd in the 400 medley relay, 2nd 200 free relay, 3rd 200 medley relay, 8th 100 fly, 5th 200 fly, 4th in the 400 free relay.      

Coach Jordan was pleased with the national championships – and with the third season as a whole. 

“Our team has worked very hard this year to get ready for the national championships,” he said. “All of our student-athletes had lifetime best times.”

Jordan is looking to a bright future for the team.

“I am excited to continue building a winning tradition for Iowa Lakes Swimming and Diving. I plan to bring home more national trophies in the future,” Jordan concluded.

For More Information:

Head Coach Johnathan Jordan at 712-852-5209

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