Swimmers and divers split up for weekend meets

    Head coach Rick Walker

    Head coach Rick Walker

    Nov. 15, 2012

    By John Lock

    The Southern Illinois swimming and diving teams are splitting up for the weekend, with part of the team going to the Purdue Invitational and another part of the team will head to the Phoenix Fall Classic in Chicago, Ill. Both meets take place Nov. 16-18.

    The Purdue Invitational schedule calls for preliminaries at 9 a.m. CT on all three days. The finals will take place at 5 p.m. CT on Friday and Saturday. Sunday's finals will take place at 3 p.m. The fourth annual. Phoenix Fall Classic will consist of a 6 p.m. finals session on Friday and 10 a.m. preliminaries and 6 p.m. finals sessions on Saturday and Sunday.

    The Salukis are coming off a successful home weekend two weeks ago. The men topped Air Force on Nov. 2, 121-120, before falling to Air Force and Missouri State the following day. The women's team came within two points of beating five-time defending Missouri Valley Conference champion Missouri State, losing 122-121.

    For the Purdue Invitational, fans can follow along via live stats by clicking HERE after the meet begins tomorrow at 9 a.m. CT. Live scoring is not available for the Phoenix Fall Classic.