2023 SUMMIT LEAGUE SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, February 22 – Saturday, February 25, 2023
- Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center, Minneapolis, MN
- Defending Champions:
- Women: Denver (9x)
- Men: Denver 1(x)
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Day two of the 2023 Summit League Swimming and Diving Championships saw Denver open up a huge lead in the women’s standings, while the Pioneer men’s team took a slim lead over newcomer Lindenwood in the men’s standings.
Denver kicked things off on Thursday night by going 1-2-3-4 in the women’s 500 free. Daniela Alfaro Saldana won the race comfortably, swimming a 4:51.69. She was followed by teammates Angelina Lindsay (4:53.57), Nika Spehar (4:53.74), and Sofia Nosack (4:56.73).
The Pioneers then doubled down, going 1-2-3-4-5 in the men’s 500 free. Riley Babson got out to the early lead and managed to hold off his teammate Kieran Watson on the back half, winning the race in 4:21.85. Watson was second in 4:22.00, while Pioneers Joseph Hancock (4:24.51), Dylan Wright (4:25.44), and Dylan Mes (4:25.80) took third, fourth, and fifth respectively.
Denver kept on rolling, seeing Jessica Maeda win the women’s 200 IM convincingly in 2:00.59. She took the race over on the breaststroke leg, splitting 33.73. It was another big event for Denver, as teammate Mina Ada Solaker came in second in 2:02.79.
The Pioneers then saw Marco Nosack win the men’s 200 IM, putting together a great back half to pull into the lead. Nosack was 29.53 on breast and 25.08 on free for a 54.61 on the final 100. He touched in 1:46.19. Nosack cracked the championship record with his performance.
It was South Dakota’s Emily Kahn who finally snapped Denver’s win streak, taking the women’s 50 free in 22.74. She stopped Denver by the slimmest of margins, beating Pioneer Erika Remington by just 0.01 seconds.
Lindenwood picked up their first win of the night in the men’s 50 free, where Elliott Irwin finished in 19.72.
David Molina-Fregenal (Lindenwood) won men’s 1-meter diving with a final score of 322.80.
Following Emily Kahn‘s victory in the women’s 50 free, South Dakota went on to win the women’s 200 free relay as well. Kahn led off in 22.81, giving them a small lead over Denver, who saw Remington lead their relay off in 22.99. Christina Spomer (22.98), Skyler Leverenz 23.18), and Carson White (22.79) rounded out the South Dakota relay, getting them into the finish in 1:31.76. Denver kept it incredibly close, with Ines Marin Alexandre (22.89), Natalie Arky (22.94), and Megan Lucyshyn (22.98) finishing out the relay, getting them into the finish in 1:31.80, just 0.04 seconds behind South Dakota.
Lindenwood finished out the session with three straight victories in the men’s events, winning the 200 free relay after taking the 50 free and diving. Irwin (19.80), Trevor Danner (20.34), Ondrej Dusa (19.90), and Patryk Winiatowski (19.39) combined for a 1:19.43.
TEAM STANDINGS THROUGH DAY TWO
- Denver – 315
- Lindenwood – 289.5
- South Dakota – 169
- South Dakota State – 162
- Nebraska Omaha – 124.5
- Eastern Illinois – 86
- St. Thomas – 103
- Southern Indiana – 77
- Denver – 331
- South Dakota – 238
- Lindenwood – 187
- Nebraska Omaha – 164
- South Dakota State – 134
- Eastern Illinois – 103 (Tie)
- St. Thomas – 103 (Tie)
- Southern Indiana – 68
Pretty sure you got the wrong Nosack brother in the headline. MARCO is the Denver swimmer.