South Dakota State vs Augustana
- Friday, October 8, 2021
- Brookings, S.D.
Courtesy: South Dakota State Athletics
Elisabeth Timmer and Emma Walz each established new pool records in helping lead the South Dakota State women’s swimming and diving team to a 178-116 victory over Augustana in the Jackrabbits’ home-opening dual Friday evening.
A junior from Savaneta, Aruba, Timmer set a new Marshall Center Pool women’s standard in the 50-yard freestyle, clocking a winning time of 23.92 seconds. That broke the previous mark of 23.97 seconds set by North Dakota’s Carissa Gormally in 2009.
Timmer also claimed two other individual events and opened the meet by swimming on the Jackrabbits’ winning 200 medley relay. She won the 200 freestyle in 1 minute, 55.84 seconds and closed her night by cruising to victory in the 100 butterfly with a time of 58.90 seconds.
Bachelder added individual wins in the 100 freestyle (:54.20) and 100 breaststroke (1:07.78) and also teamed with Kocon, Grace Witherspoon and Walz for a winning time of 3:38.34 in the 400 freestyle relay.
Walz’s record-setting performance came in the 200 backstroke, turning in a time of 2:05.71 to better the previous mark of 2:06.14 by Nebraska’s Hayley Martin in 2012.
The Jackrabbits’ Sianne Downes edged Walz by one one-hundredth of a second to win the 100 backstroke in 58.27 seconds. Downes was runner-up in the 200 back behind Walz with a time of 2:09.09, with Walz also taking second in the 50 freestyle behind Timmer in 25.17 seconds.
Abbi Rouse swept the diving events for SDSU, winning the 1-meter competition with a score of 221.16 and claiming the 3-meter title with 223.80 points.
In all, the Jackrabbits won 12 of the 16 events. Samantha Frigard added an event title in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:30.30.
Taylor Beagle (1,000 freestyle, 200 individual medley) and Leona Coha (200 butterfly, 500 freestyle) were two-time winners for Augustana.
South Dakota State, 1-1 overall, is schedule to host Iowa State in dual action Oct. 15. Start time is set for 5 p.m.
Freshman Austin Smith won two event titles in his collegiate debut and Gavin Wheeler added a pair of victories to help propel the South Dakota State men’s swimming and diving team to a 196-98 victory over Augustana in season-opening dual action Friday night at the Marshall Center Pool.
Smith clocked a winning time of 53.28 seconds in the 100-yard backstroke for his first event title, then closed the individual portion of the meet with a victory in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1 minute, 58.68 seconds.
Wheeler swam his way to victories in the breaststroke events, winning the 100 in 59.80 seconds and the 200 in 2:12.28. He also swam on the winning 200 medley relay as a member of the Jackrabbits’ B relay team. The quartet of Caleb Harthoorn, Wheeler, Naested Smit and Rafael Negri edged the SDSU A squad by .37 seconds in the opening event of the meet.
Five other Jackrabbits claimed individual event titles on the night, including Charles Sieglaff in the 50 freestyle (:21.83) and Alex Kraft in the 100 freestyle (:48.09). Damon Venner added a victory in the 500 freestyle, out-touching Augustana’s Brady Monson by .19 seconds with a winning time of 4:58.10.
In the diving events, reigning Summit League Men’s Diver of the Year Zach Boyd posted a score of 306.30 points to win the 3-meter competition, while teammate Spencer Fritze earned a win on the 1-meter board with a score of 278.40.
The team of Negri, Seiglaff, Kraft and Justin Wallar closed the dual with a winning time of 3:12.27 in the 400 freestyle relay.
In Augustana’s inaugural meet as a men’s program, the Vikings received three victories from Pedro Borin in the 200 freestyle (1:43.28), 200 butterfly (1:55.85) and 100 butterfly (51.64 seconds).
The Jackrabbits are slated to return to competition Oct. 16 with a triangular in Fort Dodge, Iowa, against Iowa Central and Barton. Start time is set for 1 p.m.
Courtesy: Augustana Athletics
BROOKINGS, S.D. — The Augustana swimming programs had promising results in its season opener in a dual meet against SDSU in Brookings, South Dakota, on Friday night.
The men’s team made a splash as the 20th sport to compete at Augustana, while junior Hailey Handevidt made her debut in the one and three-meter dive. Amongst the debut for the men’s team, Pedro Borin claimed three event victories for the Vikings.
In total, the Vikings had nine first-place finishes, four on the women’s side and five on the men’s side.
“We had a great night of racing against a very talented and experienced South Dakota State team,” Augustana head coach Lindsie Micko said. “We were very competitive and will continue to get better as we gain more experience.
“I love the passion and enthusiasm this team has and look forward to another day of racing tomorrow.”
The men of Augustana also showed strength in the 1000-free with three Vikings taking the top-three spots as freshman Aiden McCusker claimed victory in a time of 10:08.66. Kacper Mayerberg (10:20.73) and Jack Johnson (10:42.51) secured second and third in the race.
Borin, a freshman, won the 200-free, swimming a time of 1:43.28, over a second better than the second-place finisher. Borin also won the men’s 200-butterfly, besting the field by over four seconds, winning in a time of 1:55.85. Borin’s day concluded with a third victory, winning the 100-butterfly in 51.64.
The Vikings took the top-three spots in the women’s 200-butterfly with Coha (2:13.87) and Beagle (2:15.16) taking first and second with Ruth Huffman placing third in 2:20.75
Jackson Dircks won the men’s 200-backstroke in a time of 1:57.14, over two seconds faster than the next swimmer.
Coha, already having a win and runner-up finish on the day, won the women’s 500-free in a time of 5:16.05, winning the event by over seven seconds.
Beagle would also return to win an event later in the meet, coming in the 200-IM, winning in a time of 2:14.42, followed closely by Anna Tindall’s 2:14.87.
The Vikings head back on the road for a dual meet against St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, Saturday slated for a 2 p.m. start.