Indiana State Sweeps Tri-Meet, Winning 7 Events

IUPUI, Indiana State, Butler Tri-Meet

Courtesy: IUPUI Athletics

INDIANAPOLIS – The IUPUI women’s swimming and diving team split the tri-meet today against Indiana State and Butler. The Jags defeated Butler 214-75 but fell to the Sycamores 168-129. Emmaleigh Zietlow earned first-place finishes in the 1000-yard free and the 500-yard free. Caylee Hamilton also collected a couple first-place finishes in the 50 free and 00 butterfly. Sadie Smith swept the diving events earning first in both the 1 mtr and 3 mtr.

Freshman Zietlow clocked a time of 10:20.96 to earn her first place in the 1000 free and took first in the 500 free with a time of 5:00.72. She came close to collecting another first-place finish in the 200 free but came in at second with a time of 1:51.76. Caylee Hamilton took first place in the 500 free with a time of 23.33 and earned her first-place finish in the 100 fly with a time of 55.45. Sadie Smith swept the diving competition with a score of 279.23 in the 1 mtr diving and 281.55 in the 3 mtr event.

The Jags had several other swimmers with top times. Lauren Thompson earned a second-place finish in the 100 back (56.40) and third-place finish in the 200 back (2:03.23). Zoe Hendrickx placed third in the 200 fly (2:08.79) while Lilly Brandt placed second in the 100 fly (57.13) and second in the 100 free (52.25). Jackie Bontrager earned a third place in the 1000 free (10:45.64) and Avery Brooks sealed a third-place finish in the 100 free (53.11).

IUPUI swept the relays with a first-place finish in the 200 free made up of Hamilton, Brooks, Zietlow and Brandt (1:35.61). The Jags’ 200 medley relay team made up of Thompson, Ali Sippel, Hamilton and Brandt earned the first-place finish with a time of 1:45.19.

The Jags will be back in the pool tomorrow (Jan. 22) when they take on Valparaiso starting at noon. IUPUI will honor their seniors at the meet.

Courtesy: Indiana State Athletics

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana State downed host IUPUI and Butler as the Sycamores took a pair of wins to start the weekend road trip. ISU topped host IUPUI, 168-129, while the Sycamores defeated Butler, 243-49.

Indiana State was paced by seven event wins on the day with Madie Rutan sweeping the 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke events to highlight their afternoon at the IU Natatorium. Emily WebbElle GilkersonChloe Farro, and Dorotea Bukvic also picked up victories on the day in the Sycamores’ second action in 2022.

“We faced a little adversity today, being down a few key people and DQ’ing the first relay,” head coach Josh Christensen said. “We did a good overall job bouncing back from that with some good racing overall. The 200 Free really got us on track and we had a solid meet from there.”

Webb picked up the first ISU win in the pool as the senior recorded her third consecutive win in the 200-yard freestyle event dating back to the Indiana State Tri-Meet. The Edwardsville, Ill. native dropped six-tenths of a second off her previous season best to post a time of 1:51.41 in topping IUPUI’s Emmaleigh Zietlow (1:51.76).

Rutan also continued her dominant stretch in the backstroke events as the sophomore swept through the field in the 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke events. The Roseville, Calif. native topped the field by nearly a full second in the 100-yard event with her time of 55.42 finishing ahead of IUPUI’s Lauren Thompson (56.40)  in the first event. Rutan (2:00.25) claimed the win in the second event by 1.64 over teammate Olivia DiRuzza (2:01.89).

Gilkerson narrowly held off the charge from teammate Bukvic as the Sycamores swept the breaststroke events. Gilkerson claimed the 100-yard event with her time of 1:05.77 topping Bukvic’s 1:05.81. Bukvic returned the favor in the 200-yard breaststroke as she out-touched Gilkerson 2:21.75-2:24.41 as the teammates swept the top-two spots.

Sarah Moreau also put herself atop the standings in the 200-yard butterfly as the junior out-touched teammate Molly Fogarty with her time of 2:06.84.

Chloe Farro wrapped up the Sycamores event winners on the day as the freshman took the 100-yard freestyle event. The Savaneta, Aruba native went 51.90 in the event to win by three-tenths of a second over IUPUI’s Lilly Brandt.

Sarah Montgomery was the Sycamores’ top finisher in both diving events. The junior improved her season-best scores in the 1M diving event with a score of 236.33 putting her second overall, while Bailey Betzer (223.80) finished third in the event. Montgomery reprised her role atop the Sycamores’ standings in the 3M dive with her score of 225.53 putting her second in the field.

The Sycamores continue preparations for the upcoming Missouri Valley Conference Championships (February 16-19, Iowa City, Iowa) and they will get a good look at one of their top rivals at tomorrow’s dual meet against Southern Illinois.

“We’ve got a few weeks until conference and we have some areas we need to improve and details to clean up,” Christensen said. “Tomorrow will be another opportunity to work on those things against a tough SIU squad.”

Top ISU Performers in Each Event
200-Yard Medley Relay: Second place – Madie Rutan, Dorotea Bukvic, Sarah MoreauAlexandria Cotter (1:46.61)
1000-Yard Free: Second place – Colleen O’Connor (10:36.73)
200-Yard Free: First place – Emily Webb (1:51.41)
100-Yard Back: First place – Madie Rutan (55.42)
100-Yard Breast: First place – Elle Gilkerson (1:05.77)
200-Yard Fly: First place – Sarah Moreau (2:06.84)
50-Yard Free: Second place – Chloe Farro (23.94)
1M Diving: Second place – Sarah Montgomery (236.33)
100-Yard Free: First place – Chloe Farro (51.90)
200-Yard Back: First place – Madie Rutan (2:00.25)
200-Yard Breast: First place – Dorotea Bukvic (2:21.75)
500-Yard Free: Second place – Jordan Gruce (5:03.91)
100-Yard Fly: Third place – Alexandria Cotter (57.48)
3M Diving: Second place – Sarah Montgomery (225.53)
200-Yard IM: Second place – Carmen Alard Vegas (2:09.00)
200-Yard Free Relay: Second place – Kaimi MatsumotoEmily WebbAlexandria CotterChloe Farro (1:35.62)

Up Next
The Sycamores will be back in action tomorrow afternoon as Indiana State makes the trip to Carbondale, Ill. to take on Southern Illinois University in a dual meet. Action begins at 2 p.m. ET at Shea Natatorium.

At the time of publication, Butler has not published a press release.

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3 months ago

Y’all seen what Gretchen Walsh on rn? 23.0 50 bk in a dual meet