The Illinois State University swim and dive team lost its Senior Day meet, the last home meet in Horton Pool of the season, to the University of Northern Iowa Panthers Saturday night.

The Redbirds fell to the Panthers 174-126 despite individual event wins from seniors Kierston Farley-Sepe and Katie Tillotson, freshman Isabel Veliz and junior Caroline Lecoeur. Tillotson claimed the individual title in the 50-yard freestyle and placed second in the 200-yard freestyle.

Veliz also had three different top-three finishes, winning the 100-yard butterfly, getting second in the 100-yard backstroke and getting third in the 200-yard backstroke.

Lecoeur swept the diving events, winning both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives with scores 265.05 and 292.20.

The Redbird swimmers will finish their regular season next weekend in Evansville, while the Redbird divers will finish at the UIC Diving Invite on Feb. 1. After concluding the regular season both teams will start preparations for the 2020 Missouri Valley Conference Championships Feb. 19-22 in Columbia, Missouri.

KEVIN KOSKI is a Sports Reporter for The Vidette. He can be contacted at Follow him on Twitter at @_Koski_

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