2022 GLVC Championships: Drury Women, Indy Men Lead After Day 1

2022 Great Lakes Valley Conference Swimming and Diving Championships

Drury women and Indy men kicked off Day 1 of the 2022 GLVC Championships leading their respective meets, each leading their second-place opponents by over 50 points.

In the women’s meet, Indy won four of five events, but Drury had the depth to lead in points. Indy began the night with a thrilling 200 medley relay win, in which Julia Magierowska (25.24), Anahi Schreuders (29.04), Johanna Buys (24.07) and Leticia Vaselli (22.59) beat Drury’s Laura Pareja (25.07), Lexi Basler (28.86), Mackenzie Wieberg (24.42), and Yasmin Preusse (22.60) by 1/100 of a second. Vaselli and Preusse started their anchor legs exactly together and finished .01 apart.

Drury swept the top three spots in the 1000 free with defending NCAA champion Allison Weber (10:01.97), Marina Amorim (10:10.90), and Karianne Reinertsen (10:16.36). Indy then went 1-2 in the 200 IM with Kaitlyn McCoy edging teammate Marizel Van Jaarsveld, 2:00.35 to 2:00.74. Van Jaarsveld and McCoy went 1-2, respectively, in this event at NCAAs last year. Drury placed five swimmers in the A final, though. Bec Cross (2:01.08) was the Panthers’ top scorer at third place. In the 50 free, 2021 NCAA runner-up Buys of Indy got the win in 22.84. McKendree’s Karley Sonnenberg was second (22.90). Preusse finished third (23.07) ahead of Lindenwood’s Mckayla Siemiller (23.18). Vaselli came in sixth.

Indy wrapped up the evening the way they’d begun: with a relay victory. Buys (22.95), Vaselli (22.95), Magierowska (23.09), and Krystal Caylor (23.12) combined for 1:32.11 in the 200 free relay. Lindenwood took second place (1:32.37), with Siemiler (23.35), Stephanie Marks (23.27), Joselle Mensah (23.52), and Lexie Winnett (22.23) stopping the clock with 1:32.37 to beat Drury by .29. Winnett’s anchor of 22.23 was the fastest leg in the heat, and a full 1.67 seconds faster than her flat-start 50 free in the B final (23.90).

In the men’s meet, Drury, hampered by the absence of their star sprinter, NCAA Division II record-holder Karol Ostrowski, finished Day 1 in fourth place behind McKendree, Indy, and Lindenwood. He is expected to swim on Thursday.

McKendree got off to a strong start with a meet record in the 200 medley relay (1:25.53) from DaVante Carey (21.62), Filipe Pinheiro (23.74), Gregg Lichinsky (20.80), and Caleb Law (19.37). Indy (1:25.92) and Drury (1:25.93) also finished under the meet record.

Indy freshman Cedric Buessing won the 1000 free by more than 8 seconds in 9:09.62. Missouri S&T’s Martin Melinder (9:17.85) and Alexander Graham (9:18.64) improved their seed times by 18.4 and 16.8 seconds to finish second and third with times that would have scored at NCAAs last year. Lindenwood took the next two slots with Vincent Jaworski (9:18.92) and Melker Olsson (9:23.20).

Lindenwood’s Matheo Mateos-Mongelos, who placed third at 2021 NCAAs, came within .11 of breaking the meet record en route to winning the 200 IM in 1:47.44. Drury’s Davi Mourao (1:48.27) edged Guillem Masjuan Roca of Missouri-St. Louis (1:48.47) for second place. McKendree’s Lichinsky (19.68) eked out a narrow victory over Indy’s Diego Mas (19.82) in the 50 free. Drury’s Alex Bowen touched third, while Indy’s Joao Silva (19.92) and McKendree’s Xander Skinner (19.92) tied for fourth place, just .01 in front of Indy’s Victor Antonon.

Indy’s divers hauled in a ton of points with a 1-2-3-4 sweep on the 1-meter board. Julio Osuna won the event with 532.00 points. Teammates Cade Hammond (518.10), Jason Lenzo (470.95), and Benjamin Rader (460.85) also contributed to the blitz.

Indy closed out Day 1 with a meet record in the 200 free relay. Jeron Thompson (19.93), Mas (19.27), Silva (19.49) and Antonon (19.41) combined for 1:18.10, taking .56 off Drury’s meet mark from last year.

SCORES AFTER DAY 1

Women:

  1. Drury 548.5
  2. UIndy 490
  3. Lindenwood 398.5
  4. McKendree 261
  5. Missouri-St. Louis 186
  6. Truman State 184
  7. Lewis 169
  8. William Jewell 119
  9. Maryville 93

Men:

  1. UIndy 482.5
  2. McKendree 428
  3. Lindenwood 350
  4. Drury 345
  5. Missouri S&T 322
  6. Missouri-St. Louis 210
  7. Lewis 187
  8. William Jewell 138.5
  9. Truman State 102
  10. Maryville 68

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Old Swim Coach
7 months ago

Where was the GLIAC coverage last weekend?

Queen B
7 months ago

Sources: he’s not that good

CACrushers
7 months ago

I don’t think that’s the same Alex Graham

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