The South Dakota State men's swimming and diving team defeated the University of South Dakota 183.5 to 110.5 while the women split their double dual defeating USD 183-111 and losing to Nebraska 175-91 on Saturday afternoon at the HPER Center Pool.
Freshman Chris Schreier continued to swim lights out as he won four events, set two school records as well as a pool record. He broke his own school record in the 100 butterfly with a winning finish of 50.96 sec., set a pool record with a 400 IM time of 4 minutes, 6.88 sec., won the 200 freestyle in 1:43.78 and was a member of the SDSU record 200 medley relay team (Phil Albu, Jim McLain, Schreier, Jason Garder) that won in 1:36.04. The Indiana native now has 13 wins, eight individual, through his first four college meets.
Albu and Garder teamed with John Bisson and Jeremy Yacevich to close out the meet with a winning 200 freestyle relay time of 1:27.09. The Freshman Albu also placed first in the 200 backstroke in 1:56.76 for his 10th overall win on the season.
Kyle Catani won a pair of freestyle events as he took the 500 free in 4:56.05 and the 1000 free in 10:05.62.
Shea Patrick won a pair of breaststroke events as he took the 100 breast in 1:00.33 and the 200 breast in 2:11.38.
Andrew Martin finished first with a 200 butterfly time of 1:59.91.
All told, the men won 11 of their 16 events.
For the women, Erin Eagen won both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events. She just missed out on breaking her own school record in 1-meter diving by less than a single point as she finished with 246.80 points and was just under four points away (251 points) from doing the same in 3-meter diving.
The women had five second place finishes led by Jessica Ferley who placed second in the 100 backstroke (59.68 sec.) and second in the 500 freestyle (5:12.64).
Both the men (3-1) and the women (4-6) get the holiday weekend off before returning to the pool for the three-day Iowa Invite starting on Friday, Dec. 3 in Iowa City.