Jackrabbit men down UND, 172-123
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The South Dakota State men's swimming and diving team won 12 of 16 events to remain unbeaten in dual competition with a 183-117 victory over host North Dakota on Saturday.
The Jackrabbits, who upped their record to 3-0 in duals, received two victories each from Kyle Ochsner and Garth Wadsworth. Ochsner won the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute, 43.14 seconds and later turned in a first-place finish in the 500 freestyle with a winning time of 4:42.19. Ochsner also swam on the Jackrabbits' winning 200 medley relay, teaming with Alex McLain, John Overman and Ben Bolinske to open the meet with a winning time of 1:35.28.
Wadsworth swept the butterfly events, starting his day with a winning time of 1:55.25 in the 200, followed by a top time of 52.31 seconds in the 100.
McLain and Bolinske added individual titles of their own. McLain claimed the 200 backstroke in 1:54.60, while Bolinske won the 50 freestyle in 21:33 seconds, then traded spots with teammate Wil Hogue in the 100 freestyle as Hogue won the event in 46.47 seconds with Bolinske second in 47.59.
Albu posted a victory in the 100 backstroke in 52.05 seconds, while Shea Patrick clocked a winning time of 2:09.05 in the 200 breaststroke to win the event by more than five seconds.
Clark Kocourek rounded out the individual victories for SDSU by winning the 3-meter diving title with a score of 300.90.
The Jackrabbits return to action Jan. 5 at the Tampa Relays.