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Freshmen dominate in opener

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 10/18/2010 08:56:49

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Freshmen led the way as the South Dakota State men's and women's swimming and diving team split the season opening dual at North Dakota on Saturday.

Chris Schreier won four events and broke two school records while Phil Albu won three events as the Jackrabbit men defeated UND 161.5 - 138.5, with the women losing 97.5 - 194.5.

Schreier and Albu were both a part of the winning 200 medley relay that finished in 1 minute, 37.02 seconds. Schreier was far from done as he broke the school record in the 200 butterfly with a winning time of 1:54.12. He followed that up with another record breaking win, this time in the 100 butterfly in :51.00 and a 200 freestyle win at 1:43.65.

Albu had a pair of individual wins starting in the 100 backstroke in :53.94 and in the 200 backstroke in 1:59.44.

The men won a total of 10 events, including two from Kyle Ochsner. The sophomore continued right where he left off after an impressive freshman season with a 1000 freestyle win in 10:04.68 and a victory in the 500 freestyle with a finish of 4:51.54.

The SDSU women would see freshman impress as well with Stephanie Young winning her first career event, the 200 IM, in 2:16.26. Young also was the runner-up in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.07) and 200 breaststroke (2:28.00).

Andrea Budahl finished with a pair of second place showings as well in the 500 freestyle (5:12.31) and the 200 IM (2:17.76)

The men (1-0) return to action on Oct. 30th vs. Western Illinois in Ames, Iowa, with the women (0-1) taking part in a double dual against WIU and Iowa State. Both meets are scheduled to start to 1 p.m.

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