2022 Great Lakes Valley Conference Swimming and Diving Championships
- Swimming: Wednesday, February 9-Saturday, February 12, 2022
- Elkhart Aquatic Center in Elkhart, Indiana
- Defending Champions: Drury men, Lindenwood women (results)
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Drury opened the final session with a 1-3-4 finish in the 1650 free from 2021 NCAA bronze medalist Allison Weber (16:51.19), Marina Amorim (17:07.32) and Karianne Reinertsen (17:10.73). Indy’s Emilia Colti-Dumitrescu (17:04.04) took second place. That gave Weber a clean sweep of the distance freestyle events, as she won the 1000 free on Day 1 and the 500 free on Day 3. Teammates Claire Conover (2:14.60) and Bec Cross (2:16.87) finished in the top two spots in the 200 breast, just ahead of Lindenwood’s Beata Maruszczyk and Missouri-St. Louis’s Zara Konstapel, who tied for third in 2:17.14. Cross is the defending NCAA champion in the 200 breast.
Indy’s Krystal Caylor added a 100 free gold to the 200 free title she had won earlier this weekend. She and teammate Johanna Buys touched 1-2 with 49.96 and 50.15, respectively. McKendree’s Karley Sonnenberg (50.25) edged Drury’s Yasmin Preusse (50.57) for third. Katie McCoy, the defending NCAA champion from the University of Indianapolis, won the 200 back by over a body length, coming to the wall in 1:57.85, 1.6 seconds ahead of teammate Andrea Gomez (1:59.46). Gomez just barely touched out Lindenwood teammates Stephanie Marks (1:59.60) and Shelby Kasse (1:59.99) in the crowded race for second place.
UIndy wrapped up the meet by nearly breaking the championship record in the 400 free relay. Buys (50.44), Leticia Vaselli (50.96), Marizel Van Jaarsveld (50.15), and Caylor (49.37) combined for 3:20.92, missing the meet mark by a mere .22. Their relay win drew the Greyhounds within 5.5 points of Drury, but Drury’s third-place finish (3:23.16, just ,03 behind runner-up McKendree) was just enough to remain atop the standings and win the conference title.
- Drury 1878.5
- UIndy 1873
- Lindenwood 1616
- McKendree 972
- Truman State 642
- Missouri-St. Louis 622.5
- Lewis 545
- William Jewell 416
- Maryville 242
Indy freshman Cedric Buessing won his fourth conference title to begin the final session. After wins in the 1000 free, 400 IM, and 500 free over the first three days, he finished the meet with a 15:19.03 to beat his teammate Sebastian Wenk (15:39.48) and Missouri S&T’s Alexander Graham (15:42.45) by over 25 yards. For reference Buessing’s time would have been fourth at NCAAs last year.
Drury’s Karol Ostrowski, the defending NCAA champion and Division II record-holder, won the 100 free in 42.62, the only sub-43 in the final. McKendree’s Gregg Lichinsky, who had won the 50 free and 100 fly earlier this weekend, was runner-up in 43.16. Lichinsky set the meet record in this event last year with 52.57. His teammate Xander Skinner was third in 43.21.
Drury swept the top three spots of the podium in the 200 back with Mikita Tsmyh (1:43.19), Nathan Bighetti (1:43.44), and Andrew Rodriguez (1:45.12). Both Tsmyh and Bighetti were under the meet record time of 1:43.53, set by Bighetti in 2020.
UIndy’s Likith Prema held off a fast-charging Davi Mourao of Drury to win the 200 breast, 1:55.63 to 1:55.76. Prema, who had already won the 100 breast with a meet record on Friday, was out in 54.31, leading the field by over 1.4 seconds at the halfway mark. He was up by 1.7 at the 150, but Mourao outsplit him by 1.6 seconds over the final 50, nearly chasing him down for the win. Filipe Pinheiro of McKendree came in third (1:56.69).
McKendree broke another relay meet record, this time in the 4×100 free to close out the meet. Lichinsky (42.89), Lio Perez (43.63), Taras Zherebetskyy (44.57), and Skinner (42.50) combined for 2:53.59, taking .7 off the meet mark they had set in 2020.
- UIndy 1643
- Drury 1461
- McKendree 1365.5
- Missouri S&T 1252
- Lindenwood 1129
- Lewis 656.5
- Missouri-St. Louis 629
- William Jewell 379
- Truman State 364
- Maryville 222