IUPUI Men, Denver Women Top Summit League Standings After Day 1

Summit League – Men and Women

Day One Results

University of Denver men and women swept the four relays on Day One of the Summit League Swimming and Diving Championships, but IUPUI cleaned up in men’s 3-meter diving. The Jaguars thus took control of the men’s meet, while the Pioneers held on to the lead in the women’s meet.

The Denver women opened the score with a solid 1:39.25 in the 200 medley relay from Morgan McCormick, Amanda Sanders, Heidi Bradley, and Zoe Huddleston. Touching second in 1:42.11 were Alexis Bullard, Tori Kroon, Maranda Buha, and Madison Taylor of IUPUI. South Dakota State’s Sam Prasher, Kayce Smith, Kristin Erf, and Abby Zenner went 1:43.25 for third.

The Pioneer men dipped under the Summit League record when they won the 200 medley relay with 1:27.16. Kyle Robrock (21.68), Tim Cottam (23.98), Patrick Guillory (21.82), and Ray Bornman (19.68) contributed to the victory. IUPUI’s Aaron Brysch, Landan Mintch, Jonathan Stoller, and Lennart Kuester (1:28.82) took the second spot on the podium, while Western Illinois (Sam Almhiemid, JD Furr, Chris Neaveill, and Tyler Neaveill) ,out-touched South Dakota State, 1:30.07 to 1:30.12, for third.

In the 800 free relay, Denver again topped the field in both the women’s and men’s races. Huddleston (1:46.31 leadoff) teamed with Avery Niemann (1:49.90), Annelyse Tullier (1:48.86), and Grace Sommerville (1:48.17) for a 7:13.24 win. South Dakota State (Julia Bodnaruk, Katya Vakshteyn, Richelle Bruyckere, and Hadlie Overhue) eked out second place over Nebraska-Omaha (Cassie Jahn, Kylie Vermeire, Morgan Stepp, and Natalie Renshaw), 7:31.24 to 7:31.35.

Denver took down its second meet record in the men’s 800 free relay with Bornman (1:35.69), Robrock (1:35.57), Luke Williams (1:35.69), and Dylan Bunch (1:36.63), who combined for 6:23.58. SD State was second with Garth Wadsworth, Matthew Carpenter, Chris Rumrill, and Ben Bolinske (6:40.98). IUPUI was just a couple of tenths back (6:41.29), featuring Benjamin Levart, Trenton Wolfe, Jayden Parrett, and Jared Allen.

The men’s 3-meter diving also took place on Wednesday evening. IUPUI and SD State were omnipresent in the A final, taking seven of the eight spots. Krisztian Somhegyi of IUPUI won the event with 354.70 points, ahead of Parker Brown of SDSU (284.80) and Mitch Mastey of IUPUI (279.85).

Women’s Scores

  1. IUPUI Jaguars 196
  2. South Dakota State University 172
  3. University of Denver 168
  4. The University of South Dakota 142
  5. Western Illinois University 121
  6. Eastern Illinois University 104
  7. University of Nebraska Omaha 60

Men’s Scores

  1. IUPUI Jaguars 196
  2. South Dakota State University 172
  3. University of Denver 168
  4. The University of South Dakota 142
  5. Western Illinois University 121
  6. Eastern Illinois University 104
  7. University of Nebraska Omaha 60

 

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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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