Indiana State Picks Up Wins Against Xavier, Olivet-Nazarene

Meet Results

  • October 14, 2017
  • Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Meet Stats
  • Score
    • Indiana State 133, Xavier 103
    • Indiana State 170, Olivet-Nazarene 108
    • Xavier 142, Olivet-Nazarene 112

Press Release

Courtesy of Indiana State Athletics

The Indiana State Sycamores defeated Xavier and Olivet-Nazarene today (Oct. 14) in their first home meet of the season. ISU defeated Xavier 133 to 103 and Olivet-Nazarene 170 to 108.

“This program took some big steps forward today. Competing in back to back dual meets is on purpose and that’s a way for us to grow and get more confident in our training and the skills we’re developing. We came out harder today than we have all season and made major steps forward for this program,” said head coach Matt Leach.

This meet was a large turnaround for ISU as they fell by a large margin to Xavier only two weeks ago. Indiana State came out quick right from the start earning multiple personal bests and even setting a couple of school records throughout the day.

Indiana State was ready to compete right from the start and came out strong with a second place finish in the 200 medley relay. The team of Kendall HansenMegan SchadeJacquie Price and Alex Malmborg posted a time of 1:48.22 to start the day.

The following event, the 1000 yard freestyle, proved to be huge for the Sycamores. Just two weeks ago Xavier won all distance events, but today ISU flipped the results.

Cierra Campbell and Elisabeth Peskin absolutely dominated the pool. Campbell placed first with a 10:44.08 and Peskin swam strong as well.

“Our distance group did fantastic today and it was great swimming from event to event to event. One of the biggest step for me is not just the times, it’s the energy we brought today. We have been working on our team culture from day one and it clicked today,” said Leach.

Following this Indiana State continued to rattle off more notable performances.

Martina Marks finished first in the 200 freestyle with a 1:54.99, then Kendall Hansen rattled off a win and an ISU school record in the 100 yard backstroke with a 57.67.

Jacquie Price added a pulled away with a first place finish in the 200 butterfly with a 2:08.23, followed by Alex Malmborg finishing second in the 50 freestyle.

Blanca Saez-Illobre posted a good win in the 200 breastroke with a 2:22.20 and later another first place finish in the 200 IM.

The Sycamores then ended the day with a first place finish in the 400 freestyle relay with a 3:35.97.

Laura Fulton set two new school records in both the one meter and three meter dives while Mckenzie Plummer competed in the three meter dive for the first time in her career.

“Laura earned two records and Mckenzie earned a personal best in the one meter and competed in the three meter for the first time today. I couldn’t be more proud of her. When we first started she struggled on the one meter and now she has conquered that and can also compete in the three meter. Laura did a great job again and I believe she will continue to score higher as the season goes on,” said diving coach Fengting Chen.

The Sycamores will be back in action on Oct. 27 as they face off with Bellarmine and Rose-Hulman here in Terre Haute, Ind. at 6 p.m.

Press Release

Courtesy of Olivet Nazarene Athletics

Andrea Vega (JR/Barrington, Ill.)’s lone first place finish wasn’t enough to lift the Olivet Nazarene University women’s swim team over Indiana State University and Xavier University (Ohio), both NCAA Division I programs. The Tigers fell 170-108 to the Sycamores and 142-112 to the Musketeers.

Top Three Finishes:

The Tigers will hit the pool again on Saturday, Nov. 4 at Western Illinois University with Valparaiso University (Ind.). Events are scheduled to start at 2 p.m.

Press Release

Courtesy of Xavier Athletics

In the first dual meet of the season, Xavier men’s and women’s swimming swept the defending NAIA champions on both the men’s and women’s side, Olivet Nazarene, at Indiana State. The Musketeer women fell to the host Sycamores, who only field a women’s team.

Combined, the Musketeers took first place in 19 events on the day.

  • Xavier opened the meet by taking the top spot in the 200 medley relay, with Paxtyn DrewBecca TittertonCaroline Gaertner and Emily Conners touching the wall in 1:46.76.
  • Conners picked up a pair of first place finishes in freestyle sprints, finishing the 50 free in 23.82 and the 100 free in 51.98.
  • Caroline Gaertner took first in the 100 fly, touching the wall in 55.52.
  • Emma Kauffeld took the top spot in the 500 free, finishing in 5:05.29.
  • The Xavier women picked up the win over Olivet Nazarene and fell to Indiana State.


200 Medley Relay P. Drew, Titterton,
C. Gaertner, Conners
1:46.76 1st
1000 Free Katie Kerr 10:56.86 4th
200 Free Emma Kauffeld 1:55.18 2nd
100 Back Paxtyn Drew 57.68 2nd
100 Breast Samantha White 1:09.08 2nd
200 Fly Annie Cummins 2:11.30 3rd
50 Free Emily Conners 23.82 1st
100 Free Emily Conners 51.98 1st
200 Back Paxtyn Drew 2:06.54 2nd 2nd
200 Breast Delaney Sprague 2:27.16 3rd
500 Free Emma Kauffeld 5:05.29 1st
100 Fly Caroline Gaertner 55.52 1st
200 IM Alison Herman 2:09.97 3rd
400 Free Relay M. Cummins, L. Gaertner,
Vozar, A. Cummins
3:38.95 2nd


  • Xavier took the top spot in ever event on the men’s side.
  • The Musketeer men opened the meet with a first place finish in the 200 medley relay for Alex SironenMatthew DyerBrandon Abboud and Sam Johanns touching the wall in 1:33.92.
  • Dyer also collected three individual first place finishes, in the 100 breast, 200 breast and the 200 IM.
  • Enrique Hernandez took the top spot in the 100 free and 200 free.
  • Coomler completed the sweep of the freestyle sprints, taking the top spot in the 50 free with a personal best tie of 21.76.
  • Alex Wolfred also collected a pair of wins, in the distance free events, winning the 500 free and 1000 free.
  • Sironen touched the wall first in the 100 back, finishing in 51.93.
  • Landon Clark‘s time of 1:56.16 in the 200 fly was good for the top spot.
  • Chase Baldwin took first in the 200 back with a time of 1:53.82.
  • Brandon Abboud finished the 100 fly in 51.76 to take first.
  • Xavier took the win over Olivet Nazarene.



200 Medley Relay Sironen, Dyer,
Abboud, Johanns
1:33.92 1st
1000 Free Alex Wolfred 9:52.06 1st
200 Free Enrique Hernandez 1:44.76 1st
100 Back Alex Sironen 51.93 1st
100 Breast Matthew Dyer 57.54 1st
200 Fly Landon Clark 1:56.16 1st
50 Free Noah Coomler 21.76 1st
100 Free Enrique Hernandez 47.18 1st
200 Back Chase Baldwin 1:53.82 1st
200 Breast Matthew Dyer 2:08.35 1st
500 Free Alex Wolfred 4:47.01 1st
100 Fly Brandon Abboud 51.76 1st
200 IM Matthew Dyer 1:54.99 1st
400 Free Relay Abboud, Hernandez,
Snader, Coomler
3:11.37 1st


  • Xavier will host its sole home meet of the season on Thursday, Oct. 19 when the Musketeers host Cleveland State at the O’Connor Sports Center at 5 PM.
  • The Musketeers head back out on the road on Saturday, Oct. 21 when XU heads to Bowling Green to face the Falcons, as well as Tiffin University, at 1 PM.

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