2022 GLVC Championships: Drury Women, Indy Men Win Conference Titles

2022 Great Lakes Valley Conference Swimming and Diving Championships

Official Results (PDF) Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4

Women

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.

Final Scores

Women:

  1. Drury 1878.5
  2. UIndy 1873
  3. Lindenwood 1616
  4. McKendree 972
  5. Truman State 642
  6. Missouri-St. Louis 622.5
  7. Lewis 545
  8. William Jewell 416
  9. Maryville 242

Men

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.

Final Scores

Men:

  1. UIndy 1643
  2. Drury 1461
  3. McKendree 1365.5
  4. Missouri S&T 1252
  5. Lindenwood 1129
  6. Lewis 656.5
  7. Missouri-St. Louis 629
  8. William Jewell 379
  9. Truman State 364
  10. Maryville 222

 

 

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Luke Johnson
4 months ago

Awesome win for DU Women! 17 scorers had to make every race count! Untapered too?? Excited for Nationals! #DUIT

Caeleb Dressel Left Leg
Reply to  Luke Johnson
4 months ago

Awesome win for UIndy Men! Close battle and great sportsmanship by UIndy Women, had to make every race count! Untapered too?? Excited for Nationals! #UIndy

Dub
4 months ago

Indy men didn’t taper and beat Drury by 182.

Oope
Reply to  Dub
4 months ago

You don’t to when you get 300 points from diving

BIG DII GUY
Reply to  Oope
4 months ago

Drury only had 16 guys for the first day, too.

🤷‍♂️

Admin
Reply to  BIG DII GUY
4 months ago

They should’ve brought more guys then, right?

Like, if you intentionally bring less guys, you don’t then get credit for bringing less guys, do you?

BIG DII GUY
Reply to  Braden Keith
4 months ago

Two very notable guys showed up on the second day.

ASWIMMER
Reply to  Braden Keith
4 months ago

In no way was it intentional rather it was a factor of being allowed to swim by the NCAA. Last minute decision sent from the NCAA to allow two men to compete at the meet. Can say the Indy team has a great team but doesn’t matter when you get to nationals and the playing field is even. Drury will for sure thrive there.

Dub
Reply to  Oope
4 months ago

So I guess next time Drury should bring a full roster and work on diving.

DUB
Reply to  Dub
4 months ago

Maybe the Indy coaches should rethink breaking NCAA violations. Kinda sus whats going on there

Caeleb Dressel Left Leg
Reply to  Oope
4 months ago

I’m glad you agree they have an awesome diving program…… It’s called Swimming and Diving for a reason. #oneteam

Caeleb Dressel Left Leg
Reply to  Oope
4 months ago

I’m glad you agree they have an awesome diving program…… It’s called Swimming and Diving for a reason. #oneteam

Dub for du
Reply to  Dub
3 months ago

This didn’t age well did it 😂

Last edited 3 months ago by Dub for du
JP input is too short
4 months ago

Just remember, guys: If somebody puts up a very fast time but got beat by somebody else, just claim they didn’t taper and the other person did!

SwimSwamSwum
4 months ago

Big win for DU women, especially with only 17 women scoring.

Caeleb Dressel Left Leg
Reply to  SwimSwamSwum
4 months ago

*Close win (5 points) exciting battle until the end. *Nothing stopping them having 18 scoring.

BIG DII GUY
4 months ago

Drury women didn’t taper and swam with a team of 17 women.

BIG NCAA GUY
Reply to  BIG DII GUY
4 months ago

Hey there, BIG D2 Guy!

I’m trying to understand the motivation or point behind your comment, maybe you could clear some of it up.

With the maximum squad size being 18, no platform diving, divers count as 1/3 and the team brought 31 athletes to the meet seems like instead of only winning by 5, a win could’ve been by 100?

Was it close because misfortune? Entry mishap? This does not seem noteworthy or relevant. There were plenty of opportunities for Drury to score 18 women as they swam with a team of much more than 17, I think there were 30?

Now your definitive statement about Drury as a team not tapered, this is a bit of… Read more »

ISpeakTheTruth
Reply to  BIG NCAA GUY
4 months ago

Actually, tapering does offer quantifiable and measurable results. When tapered, an athlete has a statistically significant chance of swimming faster. This is a direct correlation to the points a team can score. If an athlete is not tapered, and still swim fast (for them), this bodes well for when they are tapered.

Admin
Reply to  ISpeakTheTruth
4 months ago

You forgot the confounding variable: nobody ever tapers for any meet ever.

BIG DII GUY
Reply to  Braden Keith
4 months ago

Absolutely, I personally only taper for in-practice suited swims.

Caeleb Dressel Left Leg
Reply to  ISpeakTheTruth
4 months ago

What’s taper…

Drury Pledge Educator
Reply to  BIG NCAA GUY
4 months ago

Yeah I’m not reading all of that

Hswimmer
4 months ago

Indy women didn’t even taper per word. Most of them anyways. Looking forward to D2 nationals, I think it’ll be much faster this year.

Aswimmer
Reply to  Hswimmer
4 months ago

And Indy still lost to a team of 17 untapered.

SUS
Reply to  Aswimmer
4 months ago

What makes you think UIndy was tapered? The women absolutely crushed the relays and humiliated DU in many events. Didn’t see them winning any sprints…. 👀

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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