Drury Breaks 4 Conference Meet Records on Day 1 of GLVC Championships

2018 GLVC Championships

  • Wednesday-Saturday, Febraury 7-10th
  • Crawfordsville High School, Crawfordsville, IN
  • Short course yards
  • Day 1 results

Team Scores After Day 1

Women

  1. Drury – 185
  2. Indianapolis – 147
  3. Truman State – 130
  4. McKendree – 68
  5. UMSL – 60
  6. Bellarmine – 54
  7. William Jewel – 31
  8. Lewis – 10

Men

  1. Drury – 154
  2. Missouri S&T – 145
  3. Indianapolis – 143
  4. Truman State – 89
  5. McKendree – 78
  6. William Jewel – 59
  7. UMSL – 36
  8. Lewis – 35
  9. Bellarmine – 22
  10. Maryville – 14

The 2018 GLVC Championships kicked off on Wednesday night, with defending champions Drury jumping out to leads in both the men’s and women’s standings. Drury won all 4 of the women’s events and 2 of the 4 men’s events on the 1st day of competition.

Drury‘s biggest individual performances of day 1 came in the 1000, where Erica Dahlgren and Joan Casanovas won the women’s and men’s races respectviely, both broke the GLVC record, and each achieved the NCAA Division 2 ‘A’ cut, automatically qualifying them for the D2 NCAAs. Dahlgren went a 9:55.69 to be the 1st woman in the conference to break 10 minutes. Casanovas won the men’s 1000 with a 9:04.62, coming in just under the GLVC record of 9:04.66 which was set last year. Casanovas negative split his race, taking the 1st 500 out in 4:33.13, and coming back in 4:31.49. Dahlgren’s time is 2nd in the D2 rankings this year, while Casanovas’ is #1.

Drury also broke the GLVC records in the men’s and women’s 200 medley relays, however neither of their times were season bests. The men’s team broke Indianapolis’ GLVC record of 1:28.70 with their time of 1:28.14. Pavel Semochkin led off the relay in 22.57, followed by Andrea Bazzoli (24.43), Ryan Walker (21.02), and anchored by Rodrigo Caceres (20.12). The same squad went 1:27.56 back in November.

The women’s team of Katya Rudenko, Zuza Chwadeczko, Vera Johansson, and Mackenzie Wieberg combined to post a 1:40.53, coming in under the GLVC record of 1:41.22, set by Drury last year. That same squad leads the D2 rankings with their season best of 1:39.63 from November.

**U-Indy’s Josh Zylstra broke the GLVC record in 1 meter diving in the morning session of day 2.

 

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Chase

What Mckendree going 1-2 in the 50 free?

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