Illinois State Tops Evansville 128-114


  • Friday, January 26th, 2018
  • Evansville, Indiana
  • Results



EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Illinois State swimming and diving team came out on top in a dual meet against Evansville Friday night, beating the Purple Aces 128-114.

Morgan Rosser led the way for the Redbirds, winning two individual events. Rosser finished first in both the 500- (5:18.86) and the 1000-yard freestyle (10:49.28).

Mary Katherine Tillotson added to the victory, earning a first place finish in the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.16). Savannah Rubocki finished first in the 400-yard IM (4:35.12), while Karley Licking took first in the 200-yard backstroke (2:07.75).Jensen Keck also touched the wall first in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:22.25).

“I’m very pleased with how we performed tonight,” said head swimming coach Scott Cameron. “As one of our last few meets, it was a great chance to see our team work on the little details that they have been focusing on the past few weeks.”

The Redbird relay teams also saw success Friday night. The team of Morgan ClarkRachel Holm, Keck and Licking won the 200-medley relay (1:48.48), while the team of Clark, Molly HillAlyssa Reinholz and Tillotson finished second in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:38.77).

Caroline Lecoeur led the Redbird divers, earning second-place finishes in both the 1- (255.15) and 3-meter diving events (243.15). Emily Aument finished in third place in the 1-meter dive, with a score of 242.17.

“It was a good performance out of the divers today,” said head diving coach Phil Hoffmann. “Coming into a new venue after a long road trip presents challenges, but they performed well. We are looking forward to a great meet tomorrow.”

The Redbird will have a quick turnaround as they host the Washington-St. Louis Bears tomorrow at Horton Pool at 1 p.m. Saturday’s meet will mark the final home contest this season for Redbirds and the seniors, who will be recognized for their achievements prior to the meet.

Fans can receive live updates and more by following @RedbirdSwim on Twitter.


EVANSVILLE, Ind.  –  Swimming and diving will compete at Wyttenbach Pool for the last time this season in a split series this weekend.

The women will host Illinois State on Friday night at 5 p.m., and the men will take on Ball State Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.

The Aces look to come back after a loss at Saint Louis last Thursday.

Senior Danielle Freeman led the way for the women with two individual wins. She clocked in a 24.28 in the 50 freestyle, then proceeded to record a 58.55 100 butterfly.

Sophomore Kristy Kupfer took a second place finish in the 200 freestyle, her final time a 1:59.61. In the 200 IM, junior Kristen Myers also took 2nd place in 2:16.41. She was paced by freshman Andrea Ramis who took 3rd with a close 2:16.60.

Junior Sam Gowdy kept the consistency with a 2nd place finish in the 100 backstroke, finishing with a 59.77. Sophomore Alaina Sylvester recorded a 1:09.34 in the 100 breaststroke for 3rd place. Sophomore Ashton Adams took her own 3rd place finish in the 1000 freestyle with a final 11:03.90.

The women’s 200 freestyle relay came runner up this evening. Myers, junior Kaylee Gubricky, Gowdy, and sophomore Emma Hennessy teamed up to clock in a 1:28.61.

The men put up similar performances. Freshman Austin Smith stood out in his events. He took 2nd in both the 1000 and 500 freestyle, clocking 10:02.24 and 4:54.83 respectively. Sophomore Brandt Hudson followed in the 500, recording a 4:55.03 for 3rd place.

Hudson took his own 2nd place finish in the 200 freestyle, touching in at 1:44.52. Senior Prescott Marcy took runner up in the 100 butterfly, outtouching 3rd place at 53.67.

Freshman Credence Pattinson took a pair of 3rd place finishes. He recorded a 22.21 in the 50 freestyle and a 52.03 in the 100 backstroke. Sophomore Paul Cozzens also took a pair of 3rds, his in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke at 1:59.06 and 1:01.64 respectively.

The men’s 200 freestyle relay team of Smith, freshman Ryan Wood, Hudson, and junior Jared Sutphin clocked in a 1:28.61 for 2nd place.

The diving squad found victory on the boards this evening. Senior Courtney Coverdale took the win on 1-Meter with 281.02 points, nearly 50 points ahead of the runner up. Freshman Natalie Gerard took 3rd with 210.07.

The men swept the 1-Meter competition. Junior Miguel Marcano scored 260.32 points for the win, while Cory Barnes came 2nd with 238.65.

The Aces will take the weekend off before returning to Wyttenbach Pool at the end of the month. The women will take on Illinois State on Friday, January 26th, while the men host Ball State the next day.

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Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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