Delta State Men, West Florida Women Lead NSISC Champs After Day 1

by SwimSwam 0

February 20th, 2020 College, NCAA Division II


  • Dates: Wednesday-Saturday, February 19-22nd
  • Location: Ronnie Mayers Aquatic Center, Cleveland, Mississippi
  • Defending Champions: Delta State men (2x) Lindenwood women (3x)
  • Championship Central
  • Day 1 Results

Courtesy: Delta State Athletics

CLEVELAND, Miss. — The Delta State University men’s swimming and diving team swept the opening night of the New South Intercollegiate Swimming Conference Championships and hold a commanding 153-point lead over Henderson State University heading into the second day of the meet.


  • EVENT: NSISC Championships
  • DATE/TIME: Wednesday, Feb. 19 | 5 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Ronald G. Mayers Aquatics Center
  • LADY STATESMEN: 251 points, 2nd place
  • STATESMEN: 296 points, 1st place
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  • Victoria Brady took gold in the women’s 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:15:37.
  • Michael Maly also brought home gold in the men’s 1000 freestyle finishing in 9:18:82.
  • Chelsea Borrowdale placed second in the women’s 200 Individual Medley with a time of 2:02:51.
  • Matey Razashki won gold in the men’s 200 IM finishing in a time of 1:48:65, while Emanuel Fava placed second with a time of 1:49:87.
  • Lucia Martelli placed second in the women’s 50 freestyle, finishing with a time of 23:53.
  • The men’s 50 freestyle was won by Giulio Brugnoni with a time of 20:01.
  • The Delta State women’s 200 medley relay team grabbed the gold with a time of 1:42:79.
  • The men’s 200 medley relay team captured the win and set the NSISC record with a time of 1:27:65.


  • Gillian Pratt came in second in the three meter diving competition with a score of 463.30. That mark is a new school record, besting Hailey Leonard’s 463.05 set in 2017.


1. University of West Florida – 287
2. Delta State University – 251
3. University of Montevallo – 63
3. University of Texas of the Permain Basin – 63
5. Henderson State University – 62
6. Ouachita Baptist University – 59
Total 785.00


1. Delta State University – 296
2. Henderson State University – 143
3. University of Texas of the Permian Basin – 116
4. Ouachita Baptist University – 73.50
5. University of Montevallo – 47.50
Total 676.00


The Statesmen and Lady Statesmen continue with day two of the NSISC Championships tomorrow. The prelims begin at 10 a.m., with the finals starting at 5 p.m.

Courtesy: West Florida Athletics

CLEVELAND, Miss. – The UWF swimming and diving team ended the first day of the New South Intercollegiate Swimming Conference Championships in first place with 287 total points achieved from the five events today. Delta State is not far behind with 251 points, putting them in second place. Montevallo and Texas-Permian are tied at third with 63 points. Henderson State (62 points) and Ouachita Baptist (59 points) round out the field.

Ester Rizzetto made history on opening night of the NSISC Championships posting a finals time of 23.05 in the 50 Free, securing first place. This record-time was a Delta State Pool and NSISC Championship record in the 50 Free. The previous record time was 23.11 set by former UWF swimmer Theresa Michalak in 2017.

West Florida started the meet off with four top ten finishes in the 1000 Free event. Yael Danieli was the highest Argonaut finisher in the race, placing second with a finals time of 10:23.43. Gena Mendez finished in fifth-place (10:26.77) and Lauren Jonsson followed with a sixth-place finish (10:27.68). Ardinn Grabenhorst came in ninth-place with the time of 10:41.13.

The Argos picked up their first event win of the night in the 200 IM, when Rizzetto swam a 2:00.31 to take first place. Morgan Ayers placed third (2:04.90) earning 16 points for the Argonauts. Lisa Cottage-RamnickOlivia Hadaway and Katelyn Balent placed fifth, seventh and eighth, respectively, to add more points to the team’s total in the 200 IM.

UWF achieved their third first-place finish in the 3M Championship Final, when Kelsey DeJesus placed first with a total score of 482.55. Daniela Reyes finished third with 412.05 points. Carson Bronnenberg had 403.70 points, resulting in a fourth-place finish.

West Florida came in second in the 200 Medley Race. Aubrey MillerStefanie MarkwardtAyers, and Rizzetto led UWF to a 1:43.00 time, earning 34 points for the Argonauts.

The meet continues Thursday morning with a prelim session beginning at 10 am. The finals session will begin at 5 pm with the 200 Free Relay, which will be followed by the 400 IM, 100 Fly, 200 Free, and ends with the 400 Medley Relay.

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