In her preliminary swim on Saturday morning, Punyko swam just three one-hundredths off of her personal best time in the 100 freestyle. Her time of 53.61 seeded her eighth for the evening finals.
In her evening swim, Punyko swam the "B" cut time of 53.25, which also moved her to second on Hamline's all-time list. She placed sixth in the race.
Marreya Bailey (Fy., Brooklyn Park, Minn.) qualified for Saturday's consolation finals in the 100 freestyle with a morning swim of 54.61. She had the 14th-fastest time.
She swam a 54.78 in the consolation final, good for 15th.