SDSU splits pool dual with USD

BROOKINGS – South Dakota State split with a swimming and diving dual with South Dakota on Sat-urday evening at the Stanley J. Marshall Center Pool, as the Jackrabbit women won 172-127 and the Coyote men prevailed by a 164-136 margin.

The Jackrabbit women (5-0) play host to Northern Iowa on Friday at noon.

SDSU’s men’s team wrapped up the dual portion of its schedule with a 3-1 record.

Both squads compete in the Coyote Invitational on Feb. 2-3 in Sioux Falls.

Women Win Ten 

Freshman Rori Conners won the 1,000-yard freestyle for the fourth time in her career with a time of 10 minutes, 36.69 seconds. She won the 500 freestyle (5:10.07) for the fifth time.

Richelle Bruyckere took first in the 200 freestyle (1:54.41) and 100 freestyle (53.69).

Kristin Erf claimed first in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.51), 200 breaststroke (2:23.28) and 50 free-style (24.44).

Kristen Davis won the 100 and 200 butterfly events with times of 59.12 and 2:10.74, respectively.

The team of Katya Vakshteyn, Gabrielle Langerud, Emily Pincus and Bruyckere won the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:35.30.

Men Take Five 

Jared Miller won the 1,000 freestyle with a career-best mark of 9:59.16 and also claimed first-place honors in the 200 backstroke (1:55.20).

Senior Daniel Jacobson touched first in the 100 backstroke with a time of 51.6.

Cody Watkins claimed first in the 100 and 200 butterfly events with times of 51.23 and 1:57.58, respectively.

Divers Claim Three 

Senior Emily Moore won the 1-meter (252.98 points) and the 3-meter (290.33) to sweep the diving events on the women’s side.

Joseph Weber took first in the 1-meter with a score of 321.46 for the men.

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