Minnesota State Mankato at South Dakota
- Oct. 5, 2018
- South Dakota def. Minnesota State 194-102
Courtesy: South Dakota Athletics
VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota junior Sabrina Sabadeanu played a role in three new records and senior Morgan Holt set a new mark of her own during a 194-102 dual meet victory against Minnesota State Friday at the DakotaDome pool. The meet served as the season opener for both programs.
The Coyotes won 14 of the 16 events with Minnesota State all-NSIC sophomore Lily Borgenheimer playing spoiler in both breaststroke events. USD swept the podium in seven events including both dives.
“I thought the team did a nice job tonight,” said USD head coach Jason Mahowald. “It was the first chance with outside competition, and (Minnesota State coach) Nathan (Owens) has a good program. They are young this year and with our 13 freshmen, I thought it was going to be a good test to see which group of freshmen stepped up the most. Our girls did a really nice job.”
Isabelle Davenport, Jordyn Schnell and Meghan Atwell were part of record-breaking relay teams in their collegiate debuts. Davenport was part of the opening 200-meter medley relay team that set a new team record with a time of 1:59.53. Sabadeanu, junior Katie Coleman and senior Hannah Gupton also competed on that relay. Schnell and Atwell swam the middle legs of the 200 free relay, which finished in a record time of 1:49.50. Coleman swam the lead leg and Gupton anchored it.
“Sabrina broke three records tonight, Morgan swam well and both relays set new marks,” said Mahowald. “They are pretty beat up. I think it’s a good indication of how good we can be down the line.”
Also representing the newcomers was Leah Drengenberg, a triathlete for the Coyotes, who won the 800 free and took second in the 400 free in her first collegiate swim meet.
“She hasn’t had a practice with our team yet and she won the 800 free for us tonight,” said Mahowald. “She is swimming three days a week right now with the triathlon team. When we get her at the end of November, she’s going to blow up and be even better.”
Holt won both butterfly events, and set a new mark in the 200 after touching in 2:24.73. The record fell even as she battled through an injury. She came back to win the 100 with a time of 1:05.91.
“Morgan is a tough kid,” said Mahowald. “When she goes after it, it can spasm on her, but she fights through it.
“I think for her to be that fast this early is excellent. The week we had was pretty tough for them, so to come back and do that on a Friday night during D Days week is impressive.”
Sabadeanu won the 100 back in a time of 55.01 seconds, and later busted records in the 200 back and 200 individual medley. The new marks are 2:20.60 and 2:24.89, respectively.
Coleman won the short freestyles with times of 26.94s and 59.70s, respectively. Senior Taylor Kidd took gold in the 200 free (2:12.84) and 400 free (4:40.70).
All-Summit divers Sarah Schank and Haley Pederson went 1-2 on the 1-meter dives and flip flopped their positions on the 3-meter. Schank’s 1-meter score was 266.30 while Pederson finished with 212.20 points, just ahead of freshman Naomi Bingham who totaled 210.45. On the 3-meter, Pederson won with 271.05 points, Schank totaled 269.90 and freshman Sydney Fulton had the third-highest score with 197.60 points.
“Everyone performed way better than they had before,” said USD diving coach Kris Jorgensen. “Haley and Sarah are both way ahead of where they were at conference last year. Naomi and Sydney had their first experiences today and I think it went well. I am excited for the rest of the year.
The Coyotes are next in action at the Kansas Tri-Duals in Lawrence, Kansas, Oct. 12-13.
Courtesy: Minnesota State Athletics
ERMILLION, S.D. — Minnesota State won a pair of events Friday evening in its season opener against the University of South Dakota.
USD defeated MSU by the score of 194-102.
Sophomore Lily Borgenheimer won both the 100 breaststroke (1:13.77) and the 200 breaststroke (2:39.30). Borgenheimer also finished second in the 200 IM with a time of 2:26.36.
Junior Maggie Knier turned in a pair of second place finishes in the 50 freestyle (.27.69) and the 100 freestyle (1:00.85). Sophomore Emily Bollendorf also finished second in a pair of events including the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:33.30 and the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:06.97. Sophomore Emelia Selky also took second in the 400 freestyle with a time of 4:46.97.
Senior Hannah Gosen turned in a fourth place finish in the 1-meter diving event with a score of 194.35 and a second place finish in the 3-meter diving event with a score of 186.75.
Minnesota State also posted second place finishes in both relay events. The quartet of freshman Amanda Jordan, Borgenheimer, freshman Katie Streiff and Knier turned in a time of 2:01.06 in the 200 medley relay event, while the team of Knier, junior Jace Hanson, Jordan and Streiff posted a time of 1:52.33 in the 200 freestyle.
Minnesota State opens its home schedule of Friday, Oct. 12, as it hosts UW-Eau Claire. The dual is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m.