Jackrabbit Invite underway

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SIOUX FALLS – South Dakota State swimming and diving completed day one of the Jackrabbit Invitational Friday night.

SDSU won one event.


Alyssa Eckstein won the 100 fly with a career-best mark of 57.20. Emily Pincus placed third (58.91), Madison Sarantakos fourth (59.62) and Mykin Gunning fifth (59.67).

Ashley Theobald paced the Jacks in the 500 free with a sixth-place finish of 5:21.65.

In the 200 IM, Kristen Davis led the Jacks with a sixth-place finish of 2:13.08.

Katie Drezen led the way in the 50 free with a second-place time of 23.98. Elisabeth Timmer finished fourth in 24.08 and Eckstein swam a career-best 24.15 to finish fifth.


The women's 'A' squad (Drezen, Adria Golla, Megan Schulte, Grace Witherspoon) placed fourth in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:39.82.

In the 400 medley relay, the 'A' team (Silke Voets, Timmer, Bethany Bespoyasny, Eckstein) placed sixth in 4:10.70.


Cody Watkins placed third in the men's 500 free with a career-best time of 4:45.47. Max White also recorded a career-best time, finishing in fifth (4:49.66).

In the 100 fly, Damon Venner placed second in 50.99 and Alex Kraft finished fourth in 52.51, both career-bests.

Reece Stikeleather placed second in the 200 IM with a time of 1:55.88. Parker Brown finished fourth with a career-best 1:59.06 and Venner fifth in 2:00.65.

Kraft (21.03) placed second and Watkins (21.11) placed fourth, each swimming career-best times.


In the 200 free relay, the men's 'A' team (Henry Skinner, Kraft, Josh Wuflestad, Brown) placed second with a 1:26.93 mark.


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