USD women 3rd, men 5th at St. John’s swim meet

USD women 3rd, men 5th at St. John's swim meet South Dakota competed in the St. John's Swimming Invitational Friday and Saturday in Collegeville, MN.

The USD women finished third with 296 points and the Coyote men placed fifth with 358 points. North Dakota captured both the men's (778) and women's (882) team titles.


The USD women crowned one champion with Sara Pokela winning the 100 backstroke in 1:02.23. She was also fifth in the 200 individual medley (2:16.98).

The Coyotes had two individual second-place efforts and both were by Robyn Chrissinger, who was runner-up in the 500 freestyle (5:17.29) and the 200 individual medley (2:14.59). Pokela and Chrissinger teamed with Angie Anderson and Sara Hamlet for a second-place time in the 400 medley relay (4:13.97).

Chrissinger was also third in the 400 individual medley (4:48.80), while Hamlet came in third in the 1650 freestyle (18:37.56) and the 500 freestyle (5:19.66).

Hamlet was fourth in the 200 freestyle (2:01.04) and she was fifth in the 400 individual medley (4:52.20).

The USD men came away with one champion with John Javorski, David Molesworth, David Nelson and Tyler Hartl taking first in the 200 freestyle relay (1:28.44).

The Coyotes had three second-place finishes with Justin Devlin runner-up in the 100 breaststroke (59.49) and Torey Melton second in the 400 individual medley (4:22.48). The 400 medley relay team of Molesworth, Devlin, Melton and Javorski was second in 3:39.50.

Melton was also third in the 200 individual medley (2:02.94) and Nelson came in third in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.00). Hartl placed fourth in the 50 freestyle (22.41) and Molesworth finished fifth in the 100 backstroke (56.27). Greg Perzinski added a fifth-place clocking in the 500 freestyle (4:53.54).

The Coyotes were also in action at the St. Cloud State Diving Invitational where Matt Fox qualified for the national meet on both the one-meter and three-meter boards.

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