Omaha Wins Summit League Dual Against St. Thomas

St. Thomas vs. Omaha

Courtesy: St. Thomas Athletics

St. Paul, Minn. – The St. Thomas men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams returned to the pool for a Summit League showdown against Omaha.

Both the men’s and women’s teams were defeated on Saturday, with the men’s team falling 192-104, and the women’s team losing, 208-91.

Alex Foti, a freshman from Waukesha, Wis., raced to first in the 1000 Yard Freestyle. Will Goldman tallied first in the 100 Yard Breaststroke, and teammate Joe Rudd finished second just behind Goldman. Goldman also accomplished a first-place finish in the 200 Yard Breaststroke (2:12.37). Andrew Godfrey, a senior, tallied a second-place tally in the 3 Meter Dive (220.50) and a third-place finish in the 1 Meter Dive (221.15). The men’s team finished with two different top-three placing quads in the 400 Yard Medley Relay, finishing second and third. AJ Carollo and Carlo Mallari finished in second and third in the 100 Yard Backstroke, respectively.

Senior Peyton Ekman finished first in the 3 Meter Dive with a score of 254.30, and second in the 1 Meter Dive with a score of 245.95. The quad of Sophie CurranGrace UrkielAnna Astrup, and Megan West tallied second in the 400 Yard Medley Relay. Abby Larson and Ellie Sizemore finished second and third, respectively, in the 1000 Yard Freestyle. Astrup notched second place in the 100 Yard Backstroke with a time of 1:00.26. Ashley Plantenberg gave the Toms another top-three finish, racing to second in the 100 Yard Breaststroke.

Quick Notes

  • On the men’s side, the team tallied three first-place finishes
  • The men’s team tallied 17 individual top-three performances against Omaha
  • In relay events, the men’s squad had four top-three finishes
  • The women’s squad had one first-place tally on Saturday
  • For the women’s team, they amassed 16 individual top-three finishers
  • The women’s relay swimmers finished with two top-three placements

Up Next
The Tommies are at Milwaukee on Friday, Feb. 4 for a road dual-meet in Milwaukee, Wis.

Courtesy: Omaha Athletics

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams picked up a monster conference win at St. Thomas Saturday afternoon. The men sailed to a 192-104 win, while the women dominated 208-91.

“I am really proud of the effort I saw at St. Thomas Saturday,” said head coach Todd Samland. “We had some great swims and awesome dives. It was great to see our team rebound and bring the energy in this back-to-back meet.”

The day started with Darby Drake and Kady Eller placing in the top-three in the 1-meter dive. Drake posted a zone score of 272.35, while Eller set a personal best with a score of 244.85. Ian Blackstock and David Goodwin swept the top two spots for the men. Blackstock scored 233.35, while Goodwin scored 221.15.

In the 3-meter events, Blackstock posted a personal best with a score of 261.75 for a first-place finish. Eller then led the women to second with a score of 251.50.

The swim events got underway next with the 400-medley relay. Gracie StreblowCaroline GardnerHailey Matthews, and Payton Easley led the Mavericks to first with a time of 3:54.43. Kody HollingsworthDaniel YoungElijah Clements, and Owen Hoak did the same for the men with a time of 3:26.97.

Carina Monroe continue to dominate the weekend distance events. She placed first in the 100-0-free with a time of 10:56.63, while Pharis Musleh led Omaha to second with a time of 9:57.16.

Matthews, Morgan Baker, and Parker Hagemann swept the top-three finishes in the 200-free. Matthews’ time of 1:55.41 led the women in first. Caleb Miller also earned first in the event with a time of 1:45.77. Isaac Fletcher placed second.

In the 100-back, Streblow took first with a time of 57.82. Hollingsworth also nabbed the top spot with a time of 51.02.

Gardner then posted a time of 1:06.37 in the 100-breast for first place, while Brandon Cheong took third for the men with a time of 59.42.

In the 200-fly, Sadie Khalil took first swimming a time of 2:15.90. Luke Asbury joined her at the top with a time of 1:59.72 for the men.

Easley grabbed first with a time of 24.43 in the 50-free for the women, while Young, Grant Waszak, and Hoak swept one, two, and three for the men. Young’s time of 20.85 was good for first.

Easley then led Omaha again in the 100-free with a time of 53.03, while Hagemann finished in third. Young grabbed another top finish for the men with a time of 46.75.

In the 200-back, Streblow continued her dominance and earned first with a time of 2:08.55. Hollingsworth tallied another victory with a time of 1:54.82 for the Maverick men.

Annie Leinart added her name to the top-spot charts with first in the 200-breast. She swam a time of 2:26.08. Chas Nolte placed second for the men with a time of 2:16.07.

The next event was the 500-free, and Omaha was led by Rylee Trojan and Nick Walkley. Trojan placed first with a time of 5:16.19. Walkley also placed first with a time of 4:57.26.

In the 100-fly, Matthews and Clements led Omaha to first place. Matthews swam a time of 58.18, while Clements posted a time of 51.28.

Matthews then cruised to another top-finish in the 200-IM with a time of 2:10.52. Miller joined her at the top with a time of 1:58.76.

In the final event of the day, Easley, Hagemann, Streblow, and Olivia Wassink placed first in the 200-free relay with a time of 1:38.16. Hoak, Luke AsburyHadley Keinath, and Hollingsworth did the same for the men with a time of 1:27.59.

Regular season action wraps next weekend. The swim teams will be at the Coyote Invite hosted by South Dakota Jan. 28-29. The diving teams host UNI for a meet at H&K on Jan. 29 at 2 p.m.

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9 months ago

A decent start for Saint Thomas going D1. I wonder what activities Saint Thomas will partake in to move forward in D1.

cynthia curran
9 months ago

I wonder if Sophie Curran has relatives in Pa. There are a lot of relatives back east my family in PA with the Curran Suriname.

Reply to  cynthia curran
9 months ago

There are about 36,000 Americans with the last name Curran.

So I mean, maybe? Maybe not? We’re all related if you go back far enough, amiright?