Records fall as SDSU splits with UND
Two records on the women's side fell as the South Dakota State
swimming and diving squad split a double dual vs. the University of
North Dakota at the HPER Center Pool Friday night with the women
victorious 171-129 and the men falling 139.5-158.5.
The women won 13 events on the night with Erin Eagen setting a new school mark in 1-meter diving. Eagen's score of 252.45 points won the event and was nearly five points better than the school record that she set last season. She was also less than 2.5 points away from breaking her school record in 3-meter diving.
Alexandra Hoffman and Stephanie Young each won three events on the night, including teaming up with Ashley Valdez and Jessica Ferley to open up the meet with a winning time of 1:49.54 in the 200 medley relay. Ferley's 50 backstroke of 27.96 sec. to lead off the relay set a new school record. She went on to sweep the backstroke event with a 100 backstroke of 59.02 sec., a 200 backstroke time of 2:07.29 and a winning 400 IM finish of 2:13.68.
Hoffman went on to win the 50 freestyle (24.59 sec.) and the 100
freestyle (53.43 sec.) for her 53th career victory. Young swept the breaststroke with a time of 1:08.01 in
the 100 and a 200 breaststroke finish of 2:26.97.
Valdez also had an individual win coming in the 100 butterfly in 59.18 sec.
Emmalee Wright won her second 200 butterfly of the season with a time of 2:12.50
Andrea Budahl rounded out the women's dominant win with a 1000 freestyle of 10:29.07, less than a second off the school record, and a victory in the 500 freestyle in 5:09.85
Chris Schreier won two events with the most impressive coming in the 200 butterfly. The freshman shattered his own school record in the event by over two seconds with a finish of 1 minute, 51.96 seconds. The next closest swimmer was over 11 seconds behind. He also won the 100 butterfly in 52.42 sec. for his 20th win of his spectacular freshman season.
Phil Albu swept the backstroke events as he won the 100 backstroke in 53.82 sec. and followed that up with a 200 backstroke time of 1:58.29.
In the 200 breaststroke, sophomore Shea Patrick placed first clocking in at 2:11.87 and in the 500 freestyle, sophomore Kyle Ochsner claimed the 19th win of his career with a time of 4:51.51.
Next week, the Jacks are in Minneapolis for the two day Minnesota Challenge starting at noon on Friday and at 6 p.m. on Saturday.