Phoenix squeak by Jacks
The South Dakota State men's and women's swimming and diving teams dropped their first home dual of the season Friday night to Wisconsin-Green Bay at the HPER Center Pool. The women lost 135-108, while the men lost a heartbreaker 122.5-120.5.
A total of three school records were set with two coming on the men's side. The 400 medley relay of Phil Albu, Shea Patrick, Chris Schreier and John Bisson finished in a winning record time of 3 minutes, 29.89 seconds. The freshman Schreier was not done as he went on to break his 18-day-old SDSU 200 butterfly record in a winning time of 1:51.96. The Indiana native now has nine wins, five individual, in his first three collegiate meets.
Albu won the 200 backstroke in 1:56.45, while Patrick was victorious in the 200 breaststroke clocking in at 2:10.87
Kyle Ochsner won a pair of freestyle events claiming victory in the 1000 by nearly 20 seconds with a finish of 9:50.78. He would also take the 500 free in 4:47.08.
On the women's side, Jessica Ferley set the 100 backstroke record as a part of the winning 400 medley relay team (3:57.95) with Stephanie Young, Ashley Valdez and Alexandra Hoffman. Ferley broke Hoffman's record finishing her split in 58.54 seconds. Ferley went on to win the 500 freestyle in 5:12.60. Hoffman had a pair of individual wins first coming in the 50 freestyle at 24.70 seconds, followed by a 200 backstroke finish of 2:10.34.
Freshman Andrea Budahl came about as close as you could get without breaking a school record as her winning 1000 freestyle time of 10:28.20 was only .03 seconds away from setting a new SDSU mark.
The women are back in the pool next Saturday, Nov. 13 as they have a double dual against Northern Iowa and Northern Colorado in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The first double dual starts at 10 a.m. followed by the second one at 12 p.m. The men have the week off before returning to action on Saturday, Nov. 20 for a dual vs. in state rival South Dakota.