2022 GLVC Championships: 4 Meet Records Fall in Finals on Day 3

2022 Great Lakes Valley Conference Swimming and Diving Championships

Official Results (PDF) Day 1 | Day 2

Drury dominated Day 3 finals at the 2022 GLVC Championships, with the women increasing their lead over Indy and the men moving into second place ahead of McKendree. Four championship records fell on the men’s side, including the 100 back, 100 breast, 200 fly, and 800 free relay.

Indy first-year Cedric Buessing picked up his third win of the meet with a 4:23.96 in the 500 free. His trio of gold medals also includes the 1000 free and 400 IM. In the next event, the 100 back, Drury’s Mikita Tsmyh (46.57) and Karol Ostrowski (46.99) and Indy’s Jeron Thompson (46.67) all stopped the clock with sub-meet record times. All three times would have made the A final at 2021 NCAAs, where Ostrowski won the B final with the fastest time of the meet (46.55).

One event later, the top four finishers all beat the meet record in the 100 breast. Indy went 1-2 with Likith Prema (52.80) and Jan Zuchowicz (52.99), but just on their shoulders were McKendree’s Filipe Pinheiro (53.23) and Drury’s Davi Mourao (53.25). McKendree freshman Jack Lustig followed with a meet record in the 200 fly (1:44.46), a time that would have easily made the A final at NCAAs last season. Drury picked up points with a 2-3 finish from Andrew Rodriguez (1:45.75) and James Brown (1:47.37) at second and third.

McKendree capped off the night with a meet record in the 800 free relay. Xander Skinner (1:36.34), Alireza Yavari (1:36.96), Filip Cigic (1:39.48), and Arthur Souza (1:37.88) combined for 6:30.66 to win by 3.7 seconds and take a .72 chunk out of the meet mark.

In the women’s meet, Allison Weber of Drury added a 500 free victory to her 1000 title, going 4:53.40 to lead a 1-2-3 Panther sweep. Teammates Marina Amorim (4:53.56) and 2021 NCAA runner-up Bec Cross (4:56.05) placed second and third. Defending NCAA champion and GLVC meet record-holder Laura Parejo of Drury won the 100 back with 53.44, a full second ahead of second-place Kaitlyn McCoy (54.49).

Indy’s Marizel Van Jaarsveld was the only sub-1:02 in the 100 breast final, winning with 1:01.58. Missouri-St. Louis’s Zara Konstapel (1:02.08), Drury’s Claire Conover (1:02.40), and Lindenwood’s Beata Maruszczyk (1:02.63) and Lexie Winnett (1:02.85), the respective 2021 NCAA champion and runner-up, finished in quick succession behind van Jaarsveld.

Drury padded their lead over Indy with a 1-2-5-6 finish in the 200 fly. Rafaela Raurich (1:59.21) led the charge, completing her sweep of the fly events. She was followed by teammates Aurora Duncan (2:00.82), Mackenzie Harris (2:03.30), and Mellie Wijk (2:03.73). Indy’s Marizel van Jaarsveld swam in back-to-back finals, but did not earn a second gold medal; she finished fourth behind Raurich, Duncan, and her Indy teammate Andrea Gomez (2:01.48).

Drury closed the meet with a decisive victory in the 800 free relay. Raurich (1:50.19), Karianne Reinertsen (1:51.50), Josie Bushell (1:51.76) and Cross (1:49.95) combined for 7:23.40 to beat Lindenwood by 2.2 seconds.

SCORES AFTER DAY 3

Women:

  1. Drury 1455.5
  2. UIndy 1330
  3. Lindenwood 1145.5
  4. McKendree 698
  5. Truman State 3494
  6. Missouri-St. Louis 464
  7. Lewis 379
  8. William Jewell 307
  9. Maryville 221

Men:

  1. UIndy 1102.5
  2. Drury 1055
  3. McKendree 1040.5
  4. Missouri S&T 943
  5. Lindenwood 813
  6. Lewis 502.5
  7. Missouri-St. Louis 472
  8. Truman State 289
  9. William Jewell 264.5
  10. Maryville 178

 

 

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Chase
9 months ago

I’m really surprised with how old some of these “freshmen” really are

top 5000 high school recruit
Reply to  Chase
9 months ago

international freshmen are around 18 months older than domestic graduating seniors from high school, and some reclassify for various reasons anyways.

ISpeakTheTruth
9 months ago

CSMF

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