Jacks primed for conference after weekend invite

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SIOUX FALLS – South Dakota State swimming and diving wrapped up the Jackrabbit Invitational Saturday night at the Midco Aquatic Center.


Daniela Santillan took second place in the 1,650 free with a time of 18:15.19. Rori Conners (18:26.83) and Megan Schulte (18:34.11) each recorded season-bests in the event, placing fifth and seventh, respectively.

In the 100 IM, Ashley Theobald led the way with a fourth-place swim of 1:00.35. Kady Harris finished fifth in 1:00.38.

The Jacks finished three in the top five in the 200 back. Adria Golla placed third (2:14.30), Santillan fourth (2:15.24) and Maria Currie fifth (2:15.62).

Alyssa Eckstein won the 200 fly in a career-best 2:06.25. Eckstein later swam a season-best 53.45 in the 100 free to place second while Katie Drezen finished fourth in 53.73.

Silke Voets led the Jacks in the 200 breast, placing third in a time of 2:28.89.


SDSU’s ‘C’ team (Voets, Libby McRae, Lily Schimke, Breeanna Wolkerstorfer) placed fourth in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:53.04.


The Jacks finished three in the top four in the 1-meter dive. Quincee Simonson placed second (249.50), Abbi Rouse third (229.95) and Aleni Stoakes fourth (222.00). Simonson led the way in the 3-meter with a fourth-place score of 236.60.


The Jacks swept the top five in the 200 back, with Parker R. Brown winning the event in a career-best 1:56.38. Caleb Harthoorn finished second (1:56.90), Alex Kraft swam a career best to finish third (1:58.09), Jon Gouger placed fourth (1:58.39) and Austin Pham fifth (1:58.48).

Will Bierschbach finished fifth in the 100 IM to lead the Jacks in a career-best time of 53.52. He also placed third in the 100 free (47.09) while Henry Skinner finished fifth in 47.78.

Damon Venner led the Jacks with a third-place time in the 200 breast, a career-best 2:15.15.

Quenton Steffen won the 200 fly for the Jacks in a career-best 2:02.16. Jacob Sutej (2:02.92) and Cade Schoenauer (2:04.37) each swam career-best times, finishing third and fourth in the event, respectively.


The men’s ‘B’ team (Jared Miller, Steffen, Schoenauer, Kraft) finished second in the 200 medley relay.


SDSU swept the top three spots in the 3-meter with Zach Boyd taking first (272.45), Mitch Raihle second (262.75) and Erik Thompson third (249.95). Boyd also won the 1-meter with a score of 301.40 and Raihle took silver (267.75).

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South Dakota State looks ahead to the Summit League Championship Feb. 19-22 at the Midco Aquatic Center in Sioux Falls.


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