The day started with Marreya Bailey (Fy., Brooklyn Park, Minn.) and Punyko finishing second and third, respectively, in the 50-yard freestyle. Bailey finished in 25.71, while Punyko posted a time of 25.77.
In her next event, Punkyo improved her finish over the 50-yard freestyle by a position in the 100-yard butterfly, finishing second in 1:03.62. She then climbed all the way to the top of the podium in the 100-yard freestyle, winning it by over half a second with a time of 56.07.
The Pipers will swim this Friday, January 30, and Saturday, January 31, at Macalester. Friday’s events begin at 6:00 p.m. On Saturday, the prelims begin at 10:00 a.m. and the finals at 5:30 p.m.