Denver M,W Break 2 Summit League Records; Remain in Lead on Day 3

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

Day Three Results

University of Denver men and women continued to lead the field on Day 3 of the 2016 Summit League Swimming and Diving Championships, winning 9 of 10 combined individual swimming events and both relays.

Denver opened the score with victories in both 400 medley relays. The women won in 3:36.16, while IUPUI edged South Dakota State, 3:48.04 to 3:48.18, for second. The men (Anton Loncar, Tim Cottam, Kyle Robrock, and Ray Bornman) took down the Summit League record by nearly 3 seconds with their 3:09.55 victory. IUPUI (3:18.37) finished just ahead of Western Illinois (3:18.85) for second.

Denver’s Bailey Andison began the session with her second victory and second Summit League record. After teammate Maddie Myers lowered her own record in prelims with 4:12.77, Andison came back in finals and absolutely crushed the new mark with 4:08.35. Pioneer teammates Myers (4:10.68, also under the League record) and Clara Jenck (4:18.74) were second and third.

The Pioneers swept the podium in the men’s 400 IM as well. Kyle Ewoldt led the Denver contingent with 3:51.24; he was followed by Lan Bretschneider (3:54.48) and Ben Severino (3:56.98).

Denver’s Heidi Bradley won the women’s 100 fly thanks to a strong second half. Even with IUPUI’s Maranda Buha at the 50, Bradley came back 4/10 faster to win 54.13 to 54.49. Buha’s teammate Alexis Bullard was third in 55.17.

Chris Neaveill of Western Illinois (47.40) won a decisive victory in the 100 fly over Denver’s Ben Ussery (48.52) and Patrick Guillory (49.32). Neaveill was the Leathernecks’ first Summit League champion in swimming since 2007.

Morgan Mullenix of Denver won her third consecutive 200 free title, just edging teammate Morgan Wice-Roslin 1:48.53 to 1:48.69. Denver’s Zoe Huddleston was third in 1:50.04.

Bornman defended his Summit League title in the men’s 200 free and led a Denver 1-2-3 sweep of the podium. Bornman finished in 1:35.16 ahead of Dylan Bunch (1:36.92) and Luke Williams (1:37.19).

Amanda Sanders of Denver made it a three-peat in the 100 breast as she came to the wall in 1:00.69, just .21 short of her own Summit League record from prelims. Kristin Erf and Kayce Smith of South Dakota State took second and third, respectively, with 1:02.36 and 1:03.52.

Denver’s Cottam won the men’s 100 breast for the second straight time. He went 53.11, .11 over his Summit League record time from 2015. Teammate Guillory placed second with 54.69. IUPUI’s Jonathan Stoller was third with 55.07.

It was another Pioneer podium in the women’s back: Johanna Roas clocked a 53.21 for first, while teammates Morgan McCormick (53.67) and Lexi Malazdrewicz (54.84) took second and third.

Denver’s Loncar won his second 100 back title in as many years, coming to the wall in 46.96. Teammates Kyle Robrock (47.03) and Jared Smith (48.93) rounded out the podium.

IUPUI went 1-2 in men’s 1-meter diving behind freshman Krisztia Somhegyi (301.25 points) and Mitch Mastey (294.40). Third place went to University of South Dakota’s Chase Testa with 271.55 points. After winning the 3-meter diving on Wednesday, Somhegyi became the first Jaguar diver since 2004 to sweep both boards in a single championship meet.

Women’s Scores

  1. Denver 706
  2. South Dakota State 356.5
  3. IUPUI 335
  4. South Dakota 296
  5. Omaha 278
  6. Eastern Illinois 146.5
  7. Western Illinois 130

Men’s Scores

  1. Denver 675.5
  2. IUPUI 468
  3. South Dakota State 359
  4. Western Illinois 340
  5. South Dakota 300
  6. Eastern Illinois 130.5

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About Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/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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