Jacks’ women finish second, men third
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The South Dakota State women’s swimming and diving team took second place, while the men finished third as the four-day Summit League Swimming & Diving Championships came to an end Saturday evening at IUPUI’s world-famous Natatorium. The women recorded 595 points, while the men tallied 533.5. Denver took home both team titles.
Highlighting the Jackrabbits’ efforts on the final day was Emily Campbell’s championship performance in the 200 breaststroke.
“Today’s highlights were definitely Emily (Campbell) winning the 200 breaststroke with a “B cut” time and taking four out of the top five spots in the 200 fly, along with a few more school records going down,” head coach Brad Erickson said. “Their efforts in the butterfly solidified our second-place finish for the women.”
Campbell used a strong finish to complete her comeback over Denver’s Amanda Sanders to win her first conference championship by one-one hundredth of a second. Campbell touched in 2:14.51, compared to Sanders’ 2:14.52.
The Summit League Co-Newcomer of the Year trailed Sanders through 150 yards, but was almost a second faster in the final leg.
SDSU’s strong showing in the 200 fly included Andee Budahl taking second with a time of 2:05.96, Trina Young and Emmalee Wright tying for third in 2:07.34 and Fawn Weihl placing fifth with a time of 2:07.64.
Other Jackrabbit finalists included Emma Gaulke-Janowski, who finished fifth in the 1,650 free in 17:14.06, Elizabeth Buchholz, who took seventh in the 200 backstroke in 2:07.42 and SDSU’s trio of Kaylin Caron, Nicole Grimit and Devonne Dalin in the 100 free. Caron touched in 51.25, Grimit in 51.74 and Dalin in 52.43.
On the boards, Olivia Olesiak took fourth with a score of 248.60, improving on her qualifying score of 245.40.
The Jacks saw three more records fall on the men’s side as Ben Bolinske took down the 100 freestyle mark, Chris Angerhofer broke the 1,650 record and the 400-relay squad broke the previous mark set back in 2012.
“We knew it was going to be a battle for us to take second,” Erickson side of the men’s race, “we needed some outstanding swims, but just didn’t have the depth that IUPUI had.
Angerhofer’s time of 15:53.74 was good for fifth, while Bolinske placed fourth in the 100 free with a time of 45.46.
Other finalists included Alex McLain in the 200 back, who took sixth with a time of 1:51.45, Wil Hogue, who touched in 45.97, took seventh in the 100 free, and Blake Yeager placed seventh in the 1,650 free with a time of 16:02.01.
In all, the Jackrabbits broke 12 school records on the weekend.