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SDSU men dominate Phoenix

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 10/15/2011 23:09:05
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GREEN BAY, Wis. - South Dakota State won all 14 swimming events contested in a dual Saturday at Wisconsin-Green Bay en route to a 184-115 season-opening victory.

Chris Schreier led the way for the Jackrabbits, winning three individual events and swimming on a victorious relay. A sophomore from Portage, Ind., Schreier dominated the butterfly events and also claimed the 200-yard individual medley.  He opened his day by swimming the butterfly leg on the winning 200 medley relay, then cruised to victory in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1 minute, 51.94 seconds - nearly six seconds faster than his nearest competitor. Schreier later claimed the 100 butterfly in 51.18 seconds and the 200 IM in 1:57.63.

Four other Jackrabbits won a pair of individual titles. Shea Patrick swept the breaststroke events, winning the 100-yard race in 1:00.80 and the 200 in 2:11.79. Kyle Ochsner paced SDSU in the distance events with wins in the 1,000 freestyle (9:59.78) and 500 (4:50.62).

Two freshmen also were double winners in their first collegiate meets: Wil Hogue captured the sprint freestyle titles with times of 21.55 seconds in the 50 and 46.98 seconds in the 100. Alex McLain completed a double in the backstroke events by winning the 100 in 53.24 seconds and 1:56.97. His sister, Morgan, won the same events on the women's side.

Also winning for the Jackrabbits was freshman Blake Yeager, who claimed the 200 freestyle in 1:45.17.  The 200 freestyle relay team of Phil Albu, Ochsner, Yann Desjardins and Hogue closed the meet with a winning time of 1:27.39.

Green Bay's lone victories in the dual came in the diving competition as Daniel Pogue won both the 1-meter and 3-meter events.

The Jackrabbit men return to competition Oct. 28, hosting a double dual against North Dakota and Western Illinois.

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