UIndy Opens Season With Sweep Over IUPUI

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October 01st, 2021 College, News

UIndy vs IUPUI

Courtesy: UIndy Athletics

INDIANAPOLIS – Taking the short trip downtown to the IU Natatorium, the University of Indianapolis swimming & diving teams each rattled off an impressive showing in the season opener against IUPUI Friday afternoon. On the women’s side, UIndy claimed a 147-94 win while the men’s squad corralled a 163-80 victory over the Jaguars.

In total, the Hounds successfully notched 20 event victories on the afternoon. The women’s team collected eight individual and one relay win, while the men tallied nine individual and two relay top finishes.

It was a stellar day in the pool for Marizel van Jaarsveld, who claimed victory in three individual races. In the 200 individual medley, she fired off a time of 2:04.88 which was good enough for a B standard. She went on to claim another B standard in the 100 breaststroke at 1:03.52. Finally, she was the top finisher in the 100 butterfly at a time of 56.34.

Johanna Buys also performed at a high level by claiming three top finishing marks on the afternoon, two of which were individual and one relay. In the 50 freestyle, she swam a time of 23.58 for a B standard while garnering top honors in the 100 freestyle at 51.87 for another B standard mark. Buys teamed up with Kaitlyn McCoyJulia Simioni, and Julia Magierowska in the 200 medley relay for a winning finish of 1:45.20.

Two individual top finishes came to Brynhildur Traustadottir in the 200 freestyle (1:54.73) and the 500 freestyle (5:07.53) while Emilia Colti-Dumitrescu was victorious in the 1,000 freestyle at 10:38.64.

In the diving, Alexis Lumaj was the only Greyhound to place in the 3 meter and earned a comfortable second place with a finals score of 218.55. In the 1 meter, Lumaj, Sarah Kerbrat, and Emma Weisgerber went fourth, fifth, and sixth, respectively.

Over on the men’s side, Joao Silva led the way by managing two individual and one relay victory. Silva was the top finisher in the 50 freestyle (20.71) while also touching the wall with a winning mark of 45.62 in the 100 freestyle. Silvia was joined by Diego MasKyle Sinclair, and Victor Antonon in the 200 freestyle relay for a winning time of 1:23.05.

In his first meet, Cedric Buessing brought home two top finishes for the Hounds (200 individual medley at 1:53.81 and 500 freestyle at 4:38.85) while Sinclair added another relay victory to his total in the 200 medley relay at 1:29.83 with Bartek SwiderskiBrayden Cole, and Aqeel Joseph.

Other individual top finishing marks came from Stanislaw Chalat in the 1,000 freestyle (9:49.96), Sebastian Wenk in the 200 freestyle (1:41.44), Jeron Thompson in the 100 backstroke (50.56), Jan Zuchowicz in the 100 breaststroke (56.14), and Cade Hammond in the 1 meter diving (321.60).

In the diving, Hammond was a top finisher for UIndy in the 3 meter at third place while Jason Lenzo and Casey Crawford went fifth and sixth, respectively. Lenzo tallied a third place spot in the 1 meter while Crawford garnered sixth.

The Greyhounds will hop right back into action on Oct. 9-10 for the UIndy Invite hosted at Center Grove High School.

Courtesy: IUPUI Athletics

INDIANAPOLIS – The IUPUI men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams put up a strong showing in a dual with crosstown foe University of Indianapolis inside the IUPUI Natatorium on Friday afternoon (Oct. 1). Despite the women falling by a 147-94 score and the men dropping a 163-80 dual score, head coach Damion Dennis was pleased with the effort and progression of his squad in it’s 2021-2022 home opener. It marked the Jaguars’ first meet in front of a home crowd in more than 18 months.

“As I told the team before the meet, take this in. This is 18-plus months in the making,” Dennis said. “The atmosphere, I think, was electric – it was awesome. (There was) a lot of positivity coming out of it.”

Sophomore Spencer Jyawook captured a win in the 100 fly in a time of 49.22, beating his closest competition by nearly a full second. Another newcomer, Nicolas Gallego, posted a strong 1000 freestyle effort with a time of 9:50.72, closing hard to finish just behind UIndy’s Chalat Stanislaw. Nick Dibley placed third in the event in a time of 9:52.85. Dibley and Gallego traded places in the 500 free as Dibley was third at 4:48.54 and Gallego was fourth at 4:50.91.

Mihir Chandra notched a solid 200 free time of 1:44.48 and senior Jason Harary was second in the 200 IM at 1:54.65. Kaden Parker swam a time of 47.28 in the 100 free and Ben Kimmel was third in the 100 back in a time of 51.56.

Junior Emma Theobald continued her early season surge, clocking a time of 56.21 in the 100 backstroke after a strong opening split. Freshman Emmaleigh Zeitlow was just out-touched in the 500 free, finishing at 5:07.59 and six-hundredths of a second behind the winner. Earlier in the day, Zietlow was second in the 200 free also, touching at 1:55.24.

IUPUI’s 200 free relay squad of Lillian BrandtCaylee Hamilton, Theobald and Zietlow earned a win with a time of 1:37.41, capturing a quarter-second winning margin. The Jags flexed their sprinting strength earlier in the day with Brandt placing second in the 50 free at 24.33 and Hamilton finishing third at 24.47. Brandt was also second in the 100 free in a time of 53.03.

The Jaguars’ 200 medley relay of Lauren ThompsonAli Sippel, Hamilton and Avery Brooks opened the meet with a strong showing of 1:48.22.

The IUPUI women were dominant on the boards, sweeping the top three spots in the 1-meter, led by Sadie Smith’s score of 269.03, which qualified her for NCAA Zones. Isabella Smith was second at 2215.03 and Midori Adams placed third at 203.40. Sadie also won the 3-meter board at 248.10 while Isabella was third at 210.90.

Alex Scott finished second in the 1-meter diving with 273.45 and Kyle Huehn was fourth with 245.40. On the 3-meter board, Adam Schmehl earned the win with 285.83 points and Huehn was second at 270.45.

“Both teams performed well today,” head diving coach Eric Barnes said. “Placing was outstanding with the women going 1-2-3 on the 1-meter and 1-3-4 on the 3-meter. Sadie also made an NCAA Zone qualifying score on the 1-meter.

“The men went 2-4-5 on the 1-meter and 1-2-4 on the 3-meter. Again, great placing and point production. There’s more work to be done as we prepare for the Indiana Intercollegiates meet in two weeks.”

IUPUI will cap the weekend on Saturday (Oct. 2) when the Jaguars swim against Lewis University inside the Natatorium at 1:00 p.m.

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