SDSU Hosts South Dakota, Omaha & Iowa Central At Jackrabbit Invitational

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February 10th, 2020 College

2020 Jackrabbit Invitational

  • February 7-8, 2020
  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Results

Courtesy: South Dakota State Athletics

SIOUX FALLS – South Dakota State swimming and diving wrapped up the Jackrabbit Invitational Saturday night at the Midco Aquatic Center.

“This weekend was very encouraging as we prepare for the conference championship,” said head coach Doug Humphrey. “There were a lot of impressive swims and performances. I’m very proud at what we saw and very excited for what we will see in a couple of weeks.”

Daniela Santillan took second place in the 1,650 free with a time of 18:15.19. Rori Conners (18:26.83) and Megan Schulte (18:34.11) each recorded season-bests in the event, placing fifth and seventh, respectively.

In the 100 IM, Ashley Theobald led the way with a fourth-place swim of 1:00.35. Kady Harris finished fifth in 1:00.38.

The Jacks finished three in the top five in the 200 back. Adria Golla placed third (2:14.30), Santillan fourth (2:15.24) and Maria Currie fifth (2:15.62).

Alyssa Eckstein won the 200 fly in a career-best 2:06.25. Eckstein later swam a season-best 53.45 in the 100 free to place second while Katie Drezen finished fourth in 53.73.

Silke Voets led the Jacks in the 200 breast, placing third in a time of 2:28.89.

SDSU’s ‘C’ team (Voets, Libby McRaeLily SchimkeBreeanna Wolkerstorfer) placed fourth in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:53.04.

The Jacks finished three in the top four in the 1-meter dive. Quincee Simonson placed second (249.50), Abbi Rouse third (229.95) and Aleni Stoakes fourth (222.00). Simonson led the way in the 3-meter with a fourth-place score of 236.60.

The Jacks swept the top five in the 200 back, with Parker R. Brown winning the event in a career-best 1:56.38. Caleb Harthoorn finished second (1:56.90), Alex Kraft swam a career best to finish third (1:58.09), Jon Gouger placed fourth (1:58.39) and Austin Pham fifth (1:58.48).

Will Bierschbach finished fifth in the 100 IM to lead the Jacks in a career-best time of 53.52. He also placed third in the 100 free (47.09) while Henry Skinner finished fifth in 47.78.

Damon Venner led the Jacks with a third-place time in the 200 breast, a career-best 2:15.15.

Quenton Steffen won the 200 fly for the Jacks in a career-best 2:02.16. Jacob Sutej (2:02.92) and Cade Schoenauer (2:04.37) each swam career-best times, finishing third and fourth in the event, respectively.

The men’s ‘B’ team (Jared Miller, Steffen, Schoenauer, Kraft) finished second in the 200 medley relay.

SDSU swept the top three spots in the 3-meter with Zach Boyd taking first (272.45), Mitch Raihle second (262.75) and Erik Thompson third (249.95). Boyd also won the 1-meter with a score of 301.40 and Raihle took silver (267.75).

Up Next
South Dakota State looks ahead to the Summit League Championship Feb. 19-22 at the Midco Aquatic Center in Sioux Falls.

Courtesy: Omaha Athletics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Omaha swimming & diving team had a strong showing at the second day of the Jackrabbit Invite on Saturday, recording seven event victories on the final day of the two-day event in Sioux Falls, S.D.

The Mavericks had two relay wins and five individual victories.

The 200 medley relay team of Megan LattaCaroline GardnerBethany Gatlin and Brook Landt placed first with a time of 1:48.79 while Abigail MitchellAlyssa ParsonsLizzy Giese and Anna Capoun teamed up to finish third with a swim of 1:52.88.

Rachel Morrow, Landt, Giese and Capoun swam a 3:38.03 to win the 400 free relay. The group of Annie Leinart, Gatlin, Parsons and Mitchell clocked a 3:41.96 to place third.

Gardner recorded two victories on Saturday after swimming a 1:04.95 in the 100 breast and 1:00.14 in the 100 IM. Mitchell and Landt followed Gardner in the 100 IM with second and third-place finishes with times of 1:00.15 and 1:00.28, respectively.

Giese won the 1650 free with a finish of 18:11.12 while Gatlin and Leinart went back-to-back in the 200 free. Gatlin recorded a win with a swim of 1:56.63 and Leinart placed second with a time of 1:57.42.

Kady Eller posted a victory in the 3-meter dive with a score of 250.60 to lead Omaha in diving on the weekend.

In the 400 IM, Mallory Dickey clocked a 4:44.77 to garner a third-place finish.

Mitchell collected a runner-up placing in the 200 breast with a swim of 2:27.39.

The Mavericks return to action at the Summit League Championships on Wednesday-Sunday, Feb. 19-22 in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Courtesy: South Dakota Athletics

SIOUX FALLS – South Dakota swimming and diving captured 11 individual events during the two-day Jackrabbit Invite that was held at the Midco Aquatic Center in Sioux Fals.

Jordan Thielbar was the lone individual to win multiple events as the Coyotes received seven wins from the women’s team and four from the men’s squad.

Thielbar, a senior, won the 400 IM in 4:41.32 while also claiming the 200 breaststroke in 2:27.24.

Individual wins for the women include Teagan Haberkorn (500 free), Jordyn Schnell (50 free), Haley Pederson (1-Meter diving), Kristen Quigley (200 back) and Sabrina Sabadeanu (100 free).

The Coyote foursome of Hannah Tietjen, Haberkorn, Hannah Aitkin and Quigley swam to victory in the 800 free relay in 8:02.34.

Victories for the men’s team came from Jacob Won (500 free), Griffin Wolner (400 IM), Duncan Johnson (200 IM) and Tanner Espersen (200 breast). The Coyote foursome of Espersen, Jacob PaulsonDuncan Johnson and Stephen Johnson won the 400 free relay in 3;13.81.

A pair of Coyotes, Maddie Lavin and Duncan Johnson, moved into the Top 10 all-time lists with personal bests during the meet. Lavin is now 10th all-time in the 100 fly with a 57.81 while Johnson is also 10th all-time in the 100 IM with a time of 53.83.

Runner-up performances came from Lavin (100 fly),Julianne Seppala (400 IM), Tanner Espersen (100 breast), Sabadeanu (100 back), Pederson (3-meter diving), Jake Leichner (100 IM), Jacob Paulson (100 free), Maddie Katz (200 fly).

The Coyotes return to the Midco Aquatic Center for the Summit League championships that run Feb. 19-22.

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