South Dakota State Jackrabbit Women Defeat Omaha Mavericks 162-138

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November 10th, 2019 College, News

South Dakota State v. Nebraska-Omaha (W)

  • Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Brookings, South Dakota

Courtesy: South Dakota State Athletics

The South Dakota State women’s swimming and diving team defeated Omaha 162-138 Friday night at the Marshall Center Pool.

The win came with a new pool record from Ashley Theobald in the 400 IM while the Jacks won nine of the 16 events and had 25 top-three finishers.

The Jackrabbits finished first and second in the 50 Free. Theobald took gold with a time of 24.26 and Katie Drezen took silver in 24.39.

Freshman Elisabeth Timmer won the 100 back with a career-best 52.55 while Drezen took fourth (55.71) and Grace Witherspoon sixth (56.33).

In the 100 breast, Sam Frigard paced the Jacks with a second-place finish of 1:07.94, good for a season-best. Kady Harris finished third in a time of 1:09.06.

Tiffany Nguyen led the way in the 100 back with a third-place finish of 1:00.63. Lily Schimke placed fifth (1:02.38) and Adria Golla sixth (1:05.88).

In the 100 fly, Kristen Davis placed second in 58.62, Leticia Mendes placed third in 1:00.75 and Liezl Ocon finished in fourth in 1:00.78.

Emily Pincus picked up right where she left off, winning the 200 free in a time of 1:54.92 after taking home Summit League Women’s Swimmer of the Week honors. Timmer placed second in 1:56.61 and Megan Schulte finished fifth in 2:00.75.

The 200 fly finished with Davis leading the Jacks, placing second with a season-best time of 2:10.45. Ocon finished in fourth with a season-best time of 2:11.99 while Alex Spinner placed sixth (2:19.68).

In the 200 back, Nguyen led the way for the Jacks, placing second in a time of 2:11.70 as Golla placed fourth in 2:13.37 and Schimke sixth in 2:17.60.

Freshman Alyssa Eckstein finished the 200 breast in second place with a time of 2:26.38. Frigard (2:30.74) and Silke Voets (2:35.79) finished fourth and fifth respectively.

The Jacks finished 1-2-3 in the 500 free behind another first-place finish for Pincus (5:11.31), who has now won the event three times this year. Maria Currie (5:21.99) placed second and Daniela Santillan placed third with a season-best time of 5:23.57.

Currie won the 1,000 free for her first win in the event with a career-best time of 10:55.92. Rori Conners placed fifth in 11:19.20 and Libby McRae placed sixth in 11:39.86.

Theobald won the 400 IM and set a new pool record in the process with her time of 4:37.65, also good for a season-best. Nguyen finished fourth in a time of 4:47.44 and Ocon finished sixth in 4:57.80.

In the 200 medley relay, SDSU finished in second and third with the ‘A’ squad (Nguyen, Harris, Davis, Theobald) taking silver in a time of 1:50.69.

SDSU won the final event to wrap up the victory, placing first in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:34.29 for the ‘A’ team (Pincus, Timmer, Drezen, Witherspoon).

Quincee Simonson won the 3-meter dive for her first time this season with a score of 226.06. Julia Gill placed second with a score of 211.44 and Abbi Rouse finished fourth (207.46).

Rouse won the 1-meter with a score of 216.44 as Simonson placed second (215.03) and Aleni Stoakes placed fourth (188.10).

Up Next
South Dakota State will travel both the men and women swimmers and divers down to Sioux Falls for the Augustana Invite November 21-23. Prelims will begin at 10 a.m. with final events set for 5 p.m. each of the three days.

Courtesy: Omaha Athletics

BROOKINGS, S.D. — The Omaha swimming & diving team hit the road Friday evening, falling 162-138 to South Dakota State at the Marshall Center Pool.

The Mavericks won six individual events and a relay and had 22 top-three finishes.

Abigail MitchellCaroline GardnerBethany Gatlin and Brook Landt opened the night by winning the 200 medley relay.

Mitchell later swept the backstroke races, taking the top spot in the 100 back (59.31) and 200 back (2:08.71). Gatlin joined her with two wins of her own, sweeping the 100 fly (58.23) and 200 fly (2:09.85).

Gardner also won the 100 breast (1:06.17), and Annie Leinart swam to a first-place finish in the 200 breast (2:22.12).

“Tonight we fell short to a very talented South Dakota State team,” head coach Todd Samland said. “We had some very strong swims in the stroke events, and although we were very competitive in the freestyle events, we came up short. This a great opportunity for us to learn to help us become more competitive.”

Following a quick turnaround, the Mavericks conclude their weekend swing at Sioux Falls on Saturday, Nov. 9. Action is set for 10 a.m. at the Midco Aquatic Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., and a live streaming link will be available on

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