2021 Butler Double Dual Meet
Courtesy: IUPUI Athletics
FISHERS, Ind. – The IUPUI men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams opened the season on Sunday (Sept. 26) by sweeping their opposition at the Butler Duals at Fishers High School. The men went 3-0 in duals with wins over Xavier (140-96), Valparaiso (196-40) and Saint Louis (176-64) while the women were a perfect 4-0 with wins over SLU (137-102), Valpo (177-44), Butler (160-70) and Xavier (118-110).
All total, the men’s squad collected three event victories while the women’s team earned four event wins.
“Today was a lot of fun. It was great to be able to compete again. We had great energy the entire meet,” head coach Damion Dennis said. “We had huge performances from Emma Theobald, Spencer Jyawook, Kevin Burke and Emmaleigh Zietlow all winning numerous events.
“I’m really excited for our newcomers and getting their first meet as a Jaguar. Lillian Brandt, Caylee Hamilton and Ali Sippel all stepped up for our women’s program. Nic Gallego and Logan Kelly raced to wins for the men’s team as well.”
The men’s squad set the tone with a win in the 200 medley relay to kickoff the meet and relied on its depth from there. The team of Ben Kimmel, Logan Kelly, Spencer Jyawook and Kevin Burke cruised to the relay win in a time of 1:33.02, easily outdistancing Xavier’s relay by more than two seconds and setting a facility record in the process.
It kicked off a strong day for Kimmel as he later won the 200 back in a time of 1:51.30, defeating Dane Charleston by more than two seconds.
Zietlow followed with a victory in the 1000 free, clocking a time of 10:30.92, and later raced to a second-place finish in the 500 free at 5:13.65. Gallego and Luke Dibley went 1-2 in the 1000 free, finishing at 9:55.34 and 9:58.67, respectively. Gallego and the elder Dibley, Nick, later earned top-three finishes in the 500 free.
Brandt just missed a win in the 200 free, touching at 1:55.14 – four hundredths of a second behind Xavier’s Clara Keiser. She would later win the 100 free in a time of 53.23. Mihir Chandra and Charleston went 2-3 in the 200 free with Chandra touching at 1:45.89.
Hamilton placed third in the 50 free at 24.75 before Jyawook blew away his competition in the 50 free in a time of 20.94, winning by a half second. Theobald and Zietlow followed by taking the top two spots in the 400 IM with Theobald coasting to a time of 4:29.63 to win by nearly nine seconds. Theobald later collected a second win in the 200 backstroke, posting a time of 2:01.44 to win by more than two seconds.
IUPUI swept the 200 breast with Sippel winning her race at 2:24.54 and Logan Kelly won the men’s event at 2:04.22.
“I appreciate our leadership throughout the meet. Having strong leaders will continue to be the backbone of our program,” Dennis said. “Nick Dibley, Kevin Burke, Lauren Thompson, Avery Brooks, Emma Theobald and Sadie Smith were outstanding for us today.”
Isabella Smith won the 1-meter diving event with a score of 217.85 and Sadie Smith was just behind her at 211.80. On the men’s side, IUPUI swept the top three spots as Alex Scott won at 282.70 and Adam Schmehl was second at 281.30. Levi Vorreyer took third with a score of 261.20.
The Smiths flipped places in the 3-meter diving event as Sadie earned the win at 236.90 and Isabelle was second at 182.65. Schmehl won the men’s 3-meter with 281.00 points and Scott was second at 264.05.
“The divers performed well today,” diving coach Eric Barnes said. “The first meet of the season produced solid performances and a great base to build off of as we progress forward.”
The Jaguars will host their home openers next week as IUPUI will host UIndy on Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Natatorium. IUPUI will then host Lewis University on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
Courtesy: Butler Athletics
FISHERS, Ind. – The Butler swim team hit the pool for the first time this season on Sunday afternoon. They hosted Xavier, St. Louis. Valpo and IUPUI in the 2021 Butler Double Dual. Alani Hightower-Bend was impressive in her Bulldog debut and therefore would be tabbed “Swimmer of the Meet”. She won the 50 Free (24.58) and placed second in the 100 Free (53.84).
“For our first meet of the season, I was impressed with how we competed today,” Head Coach Maurice Stewart said. “We swam with good energy, high team spirit, and we raced well.”
Hightower-Bend was also a member of the 400 Free Relay Team that placed fourth overall. Emily Landwehr, Avery Piel and Rachel Geller rounded out the team that finished at 3:43.08. Landwehr led-off with a 55.93 split.
BU also placed seventh in the 200 Medley Relay. Gianna Leffler, Alexa Vota, Claire Mastrandrea and Abigail Roberts made up the team. Leffler had a strong lead-off in the backstroke (28.21). Vota’s split was 32.6 in the breast and Mastrandrea followed up with a 27.2 fly. Roberts brought the team home with a 25.2 free.
As noted above, Hightower-Bend highlighted the 50 Free with a BIG EAST Qualifying Time of 24.58. Landwehr and Roberts also competed in the event. Landwehr took eighth (25.56) and Roberts touched the wall in 14th (25.98).
Hightower-Bend’s second BIG EAST Qualifying Time for Butler came in the 100 Free (53.84). Other Bulldogs involved in the 100 Free included Landwehr and Issy Petersen. Landwehr placed seventh (55.57) and Petersen was 10th (55.95).
Freshman Avery Piel swam well in her Bulldog debut. She placed sixth in the 200 Fly with a BIG EAST Qualifying Time of 2:13.19. Mastrandrea earned 12th (2:23.55) and Jillian Dawson was close behind in 14th (2:26.23).
Junior Allie Carmichael was Butler’s top swimmer in the 200 Breast. She came in eighth overall with a BIG EAST Qualifying Time of 2:32.50. She was joined in the event by teammates Abigail Nebot and Alexa Vota. Nebot placed 15th (2:36.13) and Vota was 20th (2:37.59).
Piel hit the pool for BU again in the 200 Free. Her personal-best time of 1:58.40 doubled as a BIG EAST Qualifying Time. Grace Crane also competed in the 200 Free (2:02.66).
Another seventh place finish was recorded for Butler in the 1000 Free. Olivia Klafta, Mattea Dumdey and Gianna Leffler finished in a pack, claiming seventh, eighth, and ninth. Their times were 11:46.32, 11:53.05, and 12:00.77.
Leffler was responsible for a BIG EAST Qualifying Time in the 200 Back. She finished 11th (2:12.08) while teammate Rachel Geller placed 13th (2:17.07).
Crane was active for BU in both the 400 IM and 500 Free. She led BU in the 500 Free with a time of 5:29.73. Carmichael was the Top Dawg for BU in the 400 IM (4:49.21).
Butler will continue to train in preparation for the upcoming Indiana Intercollegiate Meet. That event will be held in Lafayette, Ind. on Saturday, Oct. 16. The action gets underway at 1 PM.
Butler Double Dual Scores
Xavier 120 – Saint Louis 110
Saint Louis 175 – Butler 55
Butler 163 – Valpo 40
Xavier 148 – Butler 57
IUPUI 137 – Saint Louis 102
IUPUI 177 – Valpo 44
IUPUI 160 – Butler 70
Saint Louis 199 – Valpo 29
Xavier 169 – Valpo 32
IUPUI 118 – Xavier 111
Courtesy: Xavier Athletics
FISHERS, Ind. – Xavier men’s and women’s swimming picked up seven event wins in the season-opening Butler Quad meet. The Musketeer women picked up three head-to-head wins in the meet that feature Saint Louis, Valpo and IUPUI in addition to Butler on the women’s side, while the men went 2-1 while competing against Saint Louis, Valpo and IUPUI.
Xavier will be back in action next weekend when the Musketeers opens up dual action at Louisville on Friday, October 1 at 3:00 p.m.
- Xavier took the top three spots in the 200 medley relay, led by the A team of Kali Fischer, Lydia Schaeffer, Hannah Pugh and Alexis Worrall.
- Tilly Baldwin placed fifth in the 1000 free with a time of 11:15.44.
- Clara Keiser picked up the event win in the 200 free with a time of 1:55.10. Clare Bosse and Mary Sweetman finished third and fourth respectively.
- Alexis Worrall’s time of 24.63 in the 50 free led three Musketeers in the top seven, placing second. Molly Dynda finished fourth and Reese Turner finished seventh.
- Emily Guerrera’s fourth place finish in the 400 IM lead four Musketeers in the top 10, with Maddie Agans placing seventh, Kelly Harris finishing ninth and Kate Lair taking 10th.
- Kiara Anchrum placed second in the 200 fly with a time of 2:10.86. Emma Jury finished fourth.
- Mary Sweetman posted the top time by a Musketeer, finishing third with a time of 54.30.
- Kali Fischer’s second place finish with a time of 2:03.50 led three Musketeers in the top five of the 200 back, with Hannah Pugh touching third and Brooke Atkins finishing fifth.
- Clara Keiser finished eighth in the 500 free with a time of 5:23.03.
- Lydia Schaeffer finished second with a time of 2:27.19 in the 200 breast. Kelly Harris placed third, Kate Lair and Julianne Libler finished fifth and sixth respectively.
- Xavier closed out the meet with another relay win, with Kali Fischer, Alexis Worrall, Clare Bosse and Clara Keiser finishing the 400 free relay in 3:29.25.
- Xavier’s women picked up wins over Saint Louis, Butler and Valpo but fell narrowly to IUPUI.
Women’s Top Finishes
|200 Medley Relay||Fischer, Schaeffer, Pugh, Worrall||1:45.62||1st|
|1000 Free||Tilly Baldwin||11:15.44||5th|
|200 Free||Clara Keiser||1:55.10||1st|
|50 Free||Alexis Worrall||24.62||2nd|
|400 IM||Emily Guerrera||4:42.86||4th|
|200 Fly||Kiara Anchrum||2:10.86||2nd|
|100 Free||Mary Sweetman||54.30||3rd|
|200 Back||Kali Fischer||2:03.50||2nd|
|500 Free||Clara Keiser||5:23.03||8th|
|200 Breast||Lydia Schaeffer||2:27.19||2nd|
|400 Free Relay||Fischer, Worrall, Bosse, Keiser||3:29.25||1st|
- Andrew Devine, Matt Williams, Gage Hannewky and Ethan Saunders led Xavier in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:35.73.
- Adam Lamping’s time of 10:02.80 in the 1000 free led the Musketeers.
- Andrew Martin collected two event wins, taking the 200 free with a time of 1:42.24 and the 500 free with a time of 4:43.44.
- Christian Thomas time of 21.44 placed second in the 50 free.
- Jon Bernard led three Musketeers in the top three of the 400 IM with a time of 4:06.42. Jack Parker finished second and Michael Benington placed third.
- Caleb Petranchuk’s third place finish with a time of 1:57.30 led the Musketeers in the 200 fly. Brett Wilson touched just behind him in fourth.
- Ethan Saunders finished the 100 free with a time of 47.63 to place second. Gage Hannewky finished fifth and Ethan Wing placed fifth.
- Ben Quon finished third in the 200 back with a time of 1:54.91. Michael Benington placed fourth.
- Jon Bernard took second in the 200 breast with a time of 2:05.72. Nathan Wall finished fifth.
- Xavier closed out the meet with a win in the 400 free relay for Christian Thomas, Ethan Saunders, Ethan Wing and Andrew Martin with a time of 3:05.74
- The Musketeers picked up wins over Saint Louis and Valpo, but fell to IUPUI.
Men’s Top Finishes
|200 Medley Relay||Devine, Williams, Hannewky, Saunders||1:35.73||2nd|
|1000 Free||Adam Lamping||10:02.80||4th|
|200 Free||Andrew Martin||1:42.24||1st|
|50 Free||Christian Thomas||21.44||2nd|
|400 IM||Jon Bernard||4:06.42||1st|
|200 Fly||Caleb Petranchuk||1:57.30||3rd|
|100 Free||Ethan Saunders||47.63||2nd|
|200 Back||Ben Quon||1:54.91||3rd|
|500 Free||Andrew Martin||4:43.44||1st|
|200 Breast||Jon Bernard||2:05.72||2nd|
|400 Free Relay||Thomas, Saunders, Wing, Martin||3:05.74||1st|
Courtesy: Saint Louis Athletics
FISHERS, Ind. – Saint Louis swimming and diving defeated Butler and Valparaiso in the women’s competition and Valparaiso in the men’s competition Sunday at the Butler Double Dual Meet.
Lauren Payton, Emily Leonard and Janssen Gamilla won individual events. Payton finished first in the women’s 200 fly (2:10.17), Leonard captured the women’s 500 free (5:09.22), and Gamilla won the men’s 200 fly (1:53.40).
Payton turned in two additional top-five performances, placing third in the 500 free (5:18.60) and 1000 free (10:59.51). Leonard was second in the 1000 free (10:35.51), while Gamilla finished third in the 50 free (21.58).
Five other Billikens registered top-five finishes in two events. For the men, Nick Soltys was fourth in the 50 free (21.60) and 100 free (47.76), and Franklin Liu placed fourth in the 500 free (4:51.26) and fifth in the 1000 free (10:10.41). On the women’s team, Carly McKeon finished fourth in the 100 free (54.76) and fifth in the 200 free (1:57.72), Kierra Perez was fourth in the 500 free (5:19.36) and fifth in the 400 IM (4:45.00), and Pola Luckiewicz placed fifth in the 50 free (25.16) and 100 free (54.82).
Also placing among the top five in an event were:
Women – Claire Koh, 400 IM (third, 4:40.01); Bri Hodgkins, 200 fly (third, 2:11.64); Maggie Coffey, 1-meter diving (third, 171.25); Samantha Weyant, 3-meter diving (third, 153.10); Ellerie Seifert, 200 breast (fourth, 2:31.28); Sophie Kishish, 500 free (fifth, 5:19.49).
Three Billiken relay teams finished third – the men’s 200 medley (Matthew Terrian, Jeddrick Gamilla, Janssen Gamilla, Sean North, 1:36.14), the men’s 400 free (Soltys, Jack Thorell, Feder, Johnson, 3:11.58), and the women’s 400 free (McKeon, Leonard, Kishish, Olivia Tate, 3:37.47).
The Billikens compete Friday, Oct. 1, at the Show-Me Showdown in Columbia, Mo.