South Dakota Finishes Last Summit Dual, Wins Over Rival South Dakota State

South Dakota vs. South Dakota State

  • Saturday, January 22, 2022
  • Vermillion, South Dakota
  • Results (PDF)

Courtesy: South Dakota Athletics

VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams put an exclamation point on the final Summit League duals of the season with a pair of impressive wins over rival South Dakota State on Saturday inside the DakotaDome Pool.

The Coyote teams combined to establish five new school records in the 25-meter pool and three new DakotaDome Pool records during the meet.

South Dakota men won 14 of the 16 events contested and rolled up a 194-103 win while the women’s team also won 14 of the 16 events in the meet and posted an emphatic 197-98 victory over its rivals.

The Coyote men closed the season with a 7-4 dual record while the women’s team posted a single-season high in the coach Jason Mahowald era and finished at 14-4.

The men’s team was led by sprinters Charlie Bean and Zachary Kopp, who each established new school and pool records in an individual event and combined with Brady Torborg and Aidan Gantenbein to close the dual with a school and pool record in the 200 free relay (1:33.62).

Bean, a senior, set the new standard in the 100 free clocking 51.46 while he also earned an individual win in the 200 free. Bean was one of three Coyote men to post two individual wins during the dual.

Kopp, a junior, narrowly edged out the old standard in the 50 free where his 23.23 time was just :0.01 seconds better than the old mark.

Keegan Henning and Jacob Won were double event winners for the men’s team while Adam FisherJack Berdahl, Gantenbein, Dylan Purrington and Mack Sathre each picked up an individual win in the team victory.

Henning, a sophomore, set a new school record in the 800 free with a 8:40.24 and came back to win the 400 free in 4:13.22.

Won, a senior, won both butterfly events, taking the 100 fly in 57.26 and 200 fly in 2:09.76.

Fisher and Berdahl, both freshmen, won the 100 back (57.28) and 100 breast (1:04.79), respectively while Gantenbein touched first in the 200 back (2:10.38), Purrington the 200 breast (2:28.07) and Sathre the 200 IM (2:09.57).

Fisher, Berdahl and Gantenbein preceded Kopp in the 200 medley relay that touched first in 1:43.89.

Emily Kahn led the women’s team with three individual wins, to go with a relay triumph, while three other Coyote women were double-event individual winners during the dual, Stella FairbanksCassie Ketterling and Mairead Powers.

Kahn, a freshman, won the 200 free (2:07.15), the 50 free (26.45) and the 100 fly (1:05.14) while she combined with Isabel FairbanksMeghan Atwell and Sara Mayer to win the 200 medley relay in 1:59.98.

Powers, a freshman, established a new school standard in the 200 back in 2:18.90 and won the 400 free in 4:40.32.

Fairbanks, a sophomore, won both diving events, scoring 238.5 on the one-meter board and 272.25 on the three-meter board.

Ketterling, a senior, won both breaststroke events, taking the 100 in 1:16:07 and the 200 in 2:42.93.

Hannah Aitkin (800 free), Maddie Katz (200 fly) and Isabel Fairbanks (200 IM) also swam to individual victories during the dual win.

The Coyotes will close out the regular season potion of their schedule next weekend by hosting the two-day Coyote Invite on Jan. 28-29 inside the Midco Aquatic Center in Sioux Falls.

Courtesy: South Dakota State Athletics

Men’s Swimming

VERMILLION — Zach Boyd swept the diving events for South Dakota State, but the University of South Dakota held the upper hand in the swimming events to defeat the Jackrabbits, 194-103, in a Summit League men’s swimming and diving dual Saturday at the DakotaDome Pool.

The reigning Summit League Diver of the Year, Boyd won the 3-meter competition with a score of 286.35 and added a victory on the 1-meter board with 260.50 points. Erik Thompson added a runner-up finish on the 1-meter board (241.00) and Spencer Fritze contributed a third-place effort in the 3-meter portion (254.80).

USD claimed the top spot in all 14 swimming races, with Charlie Bean (100-meter freestyle, 200 freestyle), Keegan Henning (400 freestyle, 800 freestyle) and Jacob Won (100 butterfly, 200 butterfly) each two-time winners for the Coyotes.

Alex Kraft and freshman Austin Smith paced the Jackrabbits with a pair of runner-up finishes each. Kraft’s second-place efforts came in the freestyle events as was edged by .02 seconds by Bean in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 56.40 seconds and took second in the 100 freestyle in 52.84 seconds. Sam Johnson contributed a third-place time of 53.92 seconds in the 100 free.

Smith notched runner-up finishes in the 100 butterfly (58.06 seconds) and 200 individual medley (2:14.26).

Other second-place finishes for SDSU were turned in by Caleb Harthoorn in the 200 backstroke (2:11.78) and Quenton Steffen in the 200 breaststroke (2:28.97). Steffen also placed third in the 200 IM (2:17.67).

South Dakota State is scheduled to compete next weekend (Jan. 28-29) at the USD Last Chance Meet in Sioux Falls.

Women’s Swimming

VERMILLION — Elisabeth Timmer and Kelsey Kocon each won individual swimming events to pace the South Dakota State women’s swimming and diving team in a losing effort Saturday at in-state rival South Dakota. The home-standing Coyotes claimed title in 13 of 16 events en route to a 197-98 dual victory at the DakotaDome Pool.

Timmer claimed her in individual title in the 100-meter freestyle, winning in 58.68 seconds, and also swam the anchor leg of the Jackrabbits’ 200 freestyle relay, which closed the dual with a victory in 1 minute, 49.90 seconds. Joining Timmer on the winning relay were Emma BachelderEmma Walz and Katie Drezen.

In addition, Timmer was runner-up in both the 50 freestyle (26.46 seconds) and 200 freestyle (2:07.59). She was clipped by USD’s Emily Kahn by one one-hundredth of a second in the 50 free.

Kocon, a sophomore from St. Michael, Minnesota, edged teammate Sianne Downes by .01 seconds in the 100 backstroke by clocking in at 1:05.84. Kocon later placed third in the 200 individual medley (2:30.76) and fourth in the 100 freestyle (1:00.93).

Meanwhile, Downes notched two more runner-up finishes on the afternoon, placing second in both the 200 backstroke (2:23.00) and 200 IM (2:30.76).

Bachelder contributed second-place efforts in both breaststroke events with respective times of 1:16.23 and 2:48.94 in the 100- and 200-meter races.

In the distance events, Natalie Cannell was the team leader by placing second in the 400 freestyle (4:41.66) and third in the 800 freestyle (9:44.97).

The Jackrabbits are slated to compete next weekend (Jan. 28-29) at the USD Last Chance Meet in Sioux Falls.

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