Southern Indiana Women Win First-Ever Meet, Valpo Men Victorious In Split

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October 03rd, 2022 College, News, Previews & Recaps

Southern Indiana vs Valparaiso

  • Saturday, October 1, 2022
  • Evansville, Ind.
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Results (PDF)
  • Final Scores
    • Women: Southern Indiana 188, Valparaiso 92
    • Men: Valparaiso 156, Southern Indiana 124

Courtesy: USI Athletics

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Women’s Swimming & Diving defeated Valparaiso University, 188-92, in the Screaming Eagles’ first official meet Saturday afternoon at the USI Aquatic Center. The Eagles, who established a new program record nearly every time someone touched the water, won 14 of the 16 events.

The Screaming Eagles were led by freshman Hannah Gardner (Bowling Green, Kentucky) and freshman Sarah-Catherine Dawson (Prospect, Kentucky) who had three firsts each. Gardner took the 100-yard breaststroke, the 200-yard breaststroke, and was a part of USI’ 200-yard Medley Relay.

Dawson joined Gardner on the winning 200-yard medley relay team, while also taking first in the 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard butterfly.

Other Top Women’s Results:
200-yard Medley Relay: 1:53.78 (1st) — Garner, Dawson, freshman Makana Goss (Noblesville, Indiana); freshman Paige Neal (Owensboro, Kentucky)
1000-Yard Freestyle: 11:00.85 (1st) — freshman Mattilyn Smith (Morgantown, Kentucky)
200-Yard Freestyle: 2:04.55 (1st) — freshman Adele Schnautz (Evansville, Indiana)
100 -Yard Backstroke: 1:01.44 (1st) — freshman Katie Hilgarth (Indianapolis, Indiana)
100-Yard Breaststroke: 1:11.83 (1st) — Gardner
200-Yard Buttlerfly: 2:14.65 (1st) — Dawson
50-Yard Freestyle: 25.74 (1st) — Neal
1-mtr Diving: 173.40 (1st) — freshman Autumn Turley (Hobart, Indiana)
200-Yard Backstroke: 2:14.30 (1st) — Goss
200-Yard Breaststroke: 2:34.20 (1st) — Gardner
500-Yard Freestyle: 5:21.81 (1st) — Smith
100-Yard Butterfly: 1:00.85 (1st) — Dawson
3-mtr Diving: 155.92 (1st) — Turley
200-Yard IM: 2:17.08 (1st) — Schnautz

NEXT UP: The Eagles resumes action at the USI Aquatic Center October 22 when they host Quincy University. Meet time is slated for 1 p.m.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Swimming & Diving fell to Valparaiso University, 156-124, in the Screaming Eagles’ first official meet Saturday afternoon at the USI Aquatic Center. The Eagles, who established a new program record nearly every time someone touched the water, was able to capture eight of the 16 events.

The Screaming Eagles captured their first-ever event victory in their very first dive into the pool by winning the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:37.92. The winning relay team was comprised of freshman Colten Agdeppa (Redding, California), freshman Caleb Davis (Spring, Texas), freshman Caleb Benson (Plainfield, Illinois), and sophomore Payton Buse (Lynnville, Indiana).

Agdeppa and Buse also posted victories in individual events. Agdeppa captured the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 55.65, while Buse took first in the 50-year freestyle with a 21.71.

Freshman Carson Faley (Dixon, Illinois) and freshman Lane Pollock (Boonville, Indiana) joined Agdeppa and Busein winning a pair of events. Faley took first in the 200-yard freestyle with a 1:46.38 and the 500-yard freestyle with a 4:57.22.

Pollock took both diving competitions for the Eagles. He posted a 264.75 in the one-meter and a 231.07 in the three-meter.

Other Top Men’s Results:
200-yard Medley Relay: 1:37.92 (1st) – Agdeppa, Davis, Benson, Buse
200-Yard Freestyle: 1:46.38 (1st) — Faley
100 -Yard Backstroke: 55.65 (1st) — Agdeppa
100-Yard Breaststroke: 1:01.41 (2nd) — Davis
50-Yard Freestyle: 21.71 (1st) — Buse
1-mtr Diving: 264.75 (1st) – Pollock
100-Yard Freestyle: 49.04 (1st) freshman Gabriel Groves (New Carlisle, Indiana)
500-Yard Freestyle: 4:57.22 (1st) — Faley
100-Yard Butterfly: 53.59 (2nd) — Benson
3-mtr Diving: 231.07 (1st) — Pollock
200-Yard IM: 2:02.90 (2nd) — Groves
400-Yard Freestyle Relay: 3:17.49 (1st) – Buse, Faley, Groves, Davis

NEXT UP: The Eagles resumes action at the USI Aquatic Center October 22 when they host Quincy University. Meet time is slated for 1 p.m.

Courtesy: Valpo Athletics

Valpo Swimming kicked off the 2022-23 season on Saturday afternoon with a dual meet at Southern Indiana, and the Beacon men emerged victorious in the season opener. The highlight of the day was the swimming of freshman Jackson Oostman (Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy), who earned three individual event wins in his first collegiate meet.

How It Happened

  • Oostman’s three event wins led the way as the Valpo men captured eight of 14 events over the course of the meet.
  • Oostman kicked off his debut by posting a time of 1:00.60 in a winning performance in the 100 breast. He followed up with his top effort of the day, a winning time of 1:55.99 in the 200 back — tied for fifth-best in program history in the event.
  • The rookie’s third win came in the 200 IM, as he touched the wall in 1:57.50. He closed the meet by anchoring Valpo’s winning 400 free relay, which won the event in 3:17.02 — Oostman finished out the Beacon quartet of Dathan Wolf (Columbus, Ind./Columbus East), Anthony Martin (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett) and Brian Daniels (Brookfield, Wis./Brookfield East).
  • Oostman was far from the only Valpo freshman to stand out as the men’s team prevailed over the Eagles, as four different rookies earned individual event wins in their collegiate debuts.
  • Freshman Ricky Helmboldt (Tucson, Ariz./Arizona Connections Academy) led a 1-2-3-4 finish for Valpo in the 1000 free, posting a time of 10:17.47. It was a 1-2-3 finish for Valpo in the 200 fly, headed by Tim Mai (St. Johns, Fla./Creekside) and his time of 2:01.65, while Garrett Hoppman (Midland, Texas/Midland) took top honors in the 100 fly as he came home in 53.23.
  • Sophomore Andrew Berzai (South Bend, Ind./Mishawaka Marian) rounded out Valpo’s event wins on the men’s side as he topped the field in the 200 breast with a time of 2:14.93. Berzai led a 1-2-3 finish for the Beacons in that event.
  • On the women’s side, sophomore Sara Strauss (Spring Lake, Mich./Spring Lake) picked up an individual victory in the 100 free as she posted a time of 56.28. Strauss also led off Valpo’s 400 free relay — which also included Emma Schmidt (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley), Haley Hume (Ballwin, Mo./Marquette) and Dot Chislett (Stillwater, Minn./Stillwater Area) — as the Beacons closed out the meet by winning that event, coming home in 3:46.78.
  • The Valpo men earned the meet win by a final score of 156-124, while the women’s final was 188-92 in favor of USI.

About the Meet

  • Saturday’s meet was the first intercollegiate meet for the Southern Indiana men’s and women’s swimming programs.
  • Valpo head coach Maggie Kroemer was a graduate assistant for the University of Texas Permian Basin swim program for two seasons (2007-09) when USI head coach Cameron Kainer was a member of the Falcons’ roster.

Next Up

Valpo makes its home debut this season at the Valparaiso Aquatics Center on Friday, Oct. 14 as the Beacons host Evansville. The meet is scheduled for a 5 p.m. start.

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