Omaha Mavericks Roll To Summit League Sweep At St. Thomas

Nebraska Omaha vs St. Thomas

  • December 9, 2023
  • St. Paul, Minn.
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Results

Courtesy: Omaha Athletics

St. Paul, Minn. – The Omaha Mavericks won their second conference meet at St. Thomas. The women won with a score of 206-113 and the men took home the win with a score of 214-105.

Saturday’s meeting opened with the 200 relay where a team of Parker HagemannJillian AltmaierMorgan Baker, and Payton Easley took first place with a time of 1:47.60. The women split the race 27.63, 30.28, 26.51, and 24.19. The men’s team of Mason SchroederChas NolteJace Walker, and Logan Kempf also took first with a time of 1:33.86, splitting the legs 23.99, 26.50, 22.60, and 20.77.

In the women’s 1000-free Kadence Jeffries earned first with a time of 10:34.02. Live Theil followed just behind taking second with a time of 10:56.77. For the men, Nick Walkley picked up two points after his fourth-place finish with a time of 10:16.12.

Easley took the first-place finish in the 200-free with a time of 1:55.51. Grant Schaeffer and Michael Johnson earned first and second with times of 1:43.61 and 1:43.77, respectively.

Gracie Streblow and Parker Hagemann earned first and second place in the 100-back. Streblow finished with a time of 57.30 and Hagemann finished with a time of 59.51. In the men’s race, Walker took first with a 52.09 finish.

In the 100-breast Payton Krug picked up four points after finishing in second with a time of 1:06.39 and Rachel Shelstad picked up three points with a finish of 1:07.86. The men claimed the top-four spots being led to Kyle Peterson with a time of 57.29. Following was Schroeder (57.43), Nolte (59.49), and Alec Kelsey (59.78).

Julia Thomas finished second in the 200-butterfly with a time of 2:12.05. The men took the top three spots being led by Caden Murphy with a 1:58.16 finished. In second and third was Alex Becker (2:01.20) and Amir Haviv (2:01.45).

In the 50-free Omaha earned 16 points with the top-three finishes. Morgan Baker came in first with a time of 24.47, and behind her were Elizabeth Ford (24.56) and Leah Spencer (25.01). The men also earned 16 points with Owen Hoak leading the leg with a time of 20.98. Caleb Miller earned second with a time of 21.42 and Schaeffer finished .01 seconds behind him for third.

Olivia Dendinger came in first after finishing the 100-free in 53.58 seconds. The men earned another 16 points after claiming the top-three spots. Schaeffer led the way with a time of 46.35. Kyle Kulow earned second after finishing with a time of 47.36 and Haviv took third with a time of 47.77.

An additional 16 points was picked up in the 200-back after the women earned the top three spots in the 200-back. Carina Monroe (2:08.77) came in first, Annika Bussinger (2:10.38) finished second, and Hagemann (2:10.92) took third. On the men’s side, Jackson Burrus earned three points after his third-place finish with a time of 1:58.58.

In the 200-breast Jeffries earned second with a time of 2:27.79 and Aubrey Hutter picked up three points in the third place spot with a time of 2:30.76. The top three spots on the men’s side was claimed by Omaha. Finishing first with a time of 2:09.81 was Kyle Peterson. In second and third was Ryan Korthals and Brandon Cheong with times of 2:09.96 and 2:13.88, respectively.

Heidi Lenarz picked up nine points after earning first with a time of 5:12.40. Michael Johnson came in third for the men with a time of 4:50.68.

In the 100-IM Olivia Dendinger (59.06) and Liv Theil (1:01.49) earned first and second. Caleb Miller (51.54) and Mason Schroeder (52.59) also earned first and second in the men’s race.

Baker finished third in the 100-fly with a time of 1:00.89 and Easley picked up a fourth-place finish with a time of 1:01.19. Walker and AJ Swibold took first and second with times of 50.47 and 51.32.

In the 400-IM Krug took first after finishing in 4:37.61. Monroe came in right behind in the second-place spot with a time of 4:40.38. Blake Forsberg earned first for the men with a time of 4:15.51 and Alex Becker claimed second with a time of 4:16.57.

The final swim event of the meet was the 200-free relay where a team of Elizabeth FordMorgan BakerRachel Shelstad, and Payton Easley clocked in first 3 seconds faster than the following team. Their 1:36.15 finish was split 24.38, 24.31, 24.22 and 23.24. The men’s team of Owen HoakAmir Havivi, Caleb Miller, and Michael Johnson also earned first with a time of 1:24.04. They split the event 21.08, 21.41, 20.67, 20.88.

In the 1-meter diving event, Darby Drake earned her fifth first-place finish of the season with a final score of 259.95. Finishing in second place was Reece Cooper with a score of 242.00 and Bella Price earned third with a score of 237.35. For the men, Ian Blackstock continued his streak at the top with a final score of 295.25. David Goodwin took second with a score of 254.85.

In the 3-meter dive, Drake finished first with a score of 274.60 and Price earned second with a score of 245.65. Blackstock claimed second with a score of 247.65 and Will Mueller earned third with a score of 231.40.

“We wrapped up our competitions for the first semester today with a strong showing against the Tommies,” said diving coach Eric Sprague. “We struggled a little getting used to the equipment and environment but settled in nicely after the 3-meter event.  Darby led the way for us on the women’s side today with wins on both boards. Watching Reece put together a solid 1-meter list today and finish runner-up was fun to watch, she missed all of last season due to injury and this was her first travel meet in almost two years.”

“Ian led our men again today and was less than 5 points from that Zone score on 1 meter. It’s frustrating to get this close without clearing the 300-point mark but we’ll continue to grind through.  Congrats to David Goodwin, he had an impressive 1-meter list today with a great finishing dive.”

The Mavericks will take a break from the action and be back Jan. 19 for a road meet at Saint Louis University.

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