SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Illinois State University swimming and diving team opened its 2015 season on Sunday with a first-place finish at the Copa Coqui Invitational.
The Redbirds were paced by two individual victories and one relay win in topping the 12-team field.
Marissa Yontz won the 100-meter freestyle (59.93) while Cecilia Holmes prevailed in the 200-meter individual medley (2:30.71). Yontz and Holmes each also swam a leg on the victorious 500-meter freestyle relay team (4:42.70).
Illinois State returns to action at Washington-St. Louis on Jan. 16 with meet time set for 6 p.m.