Summit League – Men and Women
- Wednesday, February 17 – Saturday, February 20
- IUPUI Natatorium, Indianapolis, IN (Eastern Time Zone)
- Defending Champion: Denver women & Denver men (results)
- Live results
- Championship Central
University of Denver men and women ended their respective meets on a high note, each notching their third consecutive wins. While there were no surprises on the men’s side, the women’s meet had some drama on Day Four; University of South Dakota women edged meet hosts IUPUI by one point to finish third overall.
Denver’s Maddie Myers began with a meet record in the 1650 free, going 16:20.04 to win by nearly 8 seconds. Second place went to Pioneer Tyra Rooney in 16:26.93 while teammate Clara Jenck picked up third in 16:37.53.
Dylan Bunch also led a 1-2-3 Denver sweep in the 1650. The two-time defending champion broke the meet record with 14:54.73. Teammates Scott Bergstrom (15:13.69) and Alex Walton (15.25.44) took second and third.
Megan McCormick of Denver crushed the field to win the 200 back; her 1:54.47 was the top time by four seconds and only 1.6 off the Summit League mark. Teammate Lexi Malazdrewicz touched in 1:58.34, three seconds ahead of bronze medalist Alexis Bullard of IUPUI (2:01.17).
Defending champion Anton Loncar of Denver earned his second straight title in the men’s 200 back, going 1:42.31. Loncar was just off the Summit League record he had set in prelims, 1:41.39, but still more than three seconds ahead of teammate Jared Smith, who placed second with 1:45.45. Ian Ford of South Dakota came in third in 1:50.13.
Denver’s Johanna Roas successfully defended her 100 free title; this time she broke the meet record with 48.88. Teammates Lauren Moden and Zoe Huddleston rounded out the all-Pioneer podium, touching in 50.12 and 50.16, respectively.
Ray Dornman of Denver was another repeat winner; he broke the meet record in 2015 with his 43.49 and took it down even further this year, going 43.08 to win the final. Teammate Kyle Robrock was runner-up with 43.58. Ben Bolinske of South Dakota State and Lennart Kuester of IUPUI tied for third with 44.53.
Amanda Sanders led a 1-2-3 Pioneer sweep of the 200 breast. After two consecutive years of finishing as runner-up, Sanders climbed atop the podium this year with a 2:09.69 win, 7 seconds ahead of teammates Bailey Andison (2:16.56) and Maddie Eyolfson (2:17.29).
IUPUI’s Jonathan Stoller put up an incredible finish to out-touch defending champion Tim Cottam of Denver, 1:58.61 to 1:58.80. Stoller came back from .9 down at the 150 to get the win. South Dakota State’s Wyatt Rumrill finished third in 2:01.31. Stoller became the second Jaguar in history to win a Summit League totle, and the first since 2004.
Heidi Bradley of Denver was the 200 fly champion, beating defending champion Grace Sommerville by more than two seconds. Bradley touched in 1:59.21, while teammate Sommerville went 2:01.36 for second. Morgan Stepp of Omaha came in third with 2:01.84.
400 IM champion Kyle Ewoldt of Denver took home another gold medal, this time in the men’s 200 fly. Ewoldt stopped the clock at 1:47.26, just ahead of teammate Ben Ussery (1:47.63). Western Illinois’ Chris Neaveill held off Denver’s Bergstrom for third, 1:48.57 to 1:48.67.
Greysen Hertting of South Dakota won the 3-meter diving title with 294.10 points. Second was Melissa Berger of IUPUI (268.05); Olivia Olesiak of South Dakota State came in third (251.15).
Denver women won the 400 free relay to cap the meet; they touched in 3:22.76 ahead of IUPUI and SDSU. It was Denver (2:57.31), IUPUI (2:58.55) and SDSU (2:59.62) on the men’s side as well.
Final Women’s Scores
- University of Denver 1066
- South Dakota State University 534.5
- The University of South Dakota 490
- IUPUI Jaguars 489
- University of Nebraska Omaha 424
- Eastern Illinois University 213.5
- Western Illinois University 169
Final Men’s Scores
- University of Denver 975.5
- IUPUI Jaguars 642.5
- South Dakota State University 529.5
- Western Illinois University 443
- The University of South Dakota 417
- Eastern Illinois University 229.5