Jacks dominate in-state rival, South Dakota
VERMILLION, S.D. -- South Dakota State made the short trip to take on in-state rival, South Dakota Friday night. Both squads were victorious as the men defeated USD 161-81, while the women were victorious by a score of 154-89.
"We had some great individual performances, both individually and on the boards," head coach Brad Erickson said. "It's always difficult swimming in Vermillion because it's the only time we swim short course."
On the women's side, Andee Budahl picked up a pair of wins in the 400 and 800 freestyles with times of 4:35.47 and 9:17.20, respectively. Finishing right behind Budahl in the 800 was Emma Gaulke-Janowski (9:33.71) and Kendra Hinton (9:37.12).
Emily Campbell continued her winning ways on Friday as she won the 200 IM in 2:27.04 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:15.12.
Nicole Grimit earned the win in the 100 butterfly with a mark of 1:06.21.
SDSU swept both relays on the night as the team of Shallberg, Campbell, Dalin and Caron won the 400 medley relay with a time of 4:29.95, while Zenner, Shallberg, Grimit and Caron won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:50.72.
In men's action, Ben Bolinske had a big night, winning two events, along with a relay. Bolinske won the 50 and 100 freestyles with times of 23.52 and 52.37. He was also on the winning 200 freestyle relay team with Phil Albu, Blake Yeagar and Wil Hogue, they finished in 1:35.56. Albu also won the 100 backstroke with a time of 58.90.
SDSU also won the 400 medley relay with the team of Albu, Overman, Wadsworth and Hogue.
On the board, Clark Kocourek won both events as he scored 274.72 in the 1-meter dive and 319.80 in the 3-meter dive.
"We're going to enjoy this win, but we'll get back to work on Monday," Erickson said.
The SDSU women will travel to Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 15 to compete against Nebraska and Iowa. Both the men and women will then return to the pool on Dec. 6-7 to compete in the Jean Freeman Invite in Minneapolis, Minn.