Swimming, diving teams swept by Truman State

Swimming, diving teams swept by Truman State The nationally ranked Truman State men's and women's swimming and diving teams cruised to dual meet victories over the South Dakota Coyotes' swimming and diving squads on Saturday at the DakotaDome pool.

Truman State won the women's competition by a 153-64 margin while the men defeated South Dakota, 129-92.

The Coyote men's team won three individual titles and the 500 freestyle relay.

Chad Gohman won both the 1M (268.50 points) and 3M (228.15) diving events. Chuck Scribner used a late surge to win the 400 freestyle (4:17.97).

The Coyotes' 500 freestyle relay of Ben Britton, Drew Fleek, Torey Melton and Clint Eckhardt finished first with a time of 4:56.57.

The USD women captured three titles, including the 500 freestyle relay. The 500 freestyle relay squad of Kari Kopecky, Sanami Fottral, Ashley Schaper and Sara Hamlet finished first in 5:40.04. Lindsey Schafer won the 1M diving competition (230.10 points) Shay won the 3M diving competition (232.13 points).

Truman State captured both the men's and women's titles on Friday night. Truman State scored 122 points in winning the men's title. South Dakota had 95 and South Dakota State 22. In the women's division, Truman State racked up 137 points to win. Nebraska-Omaha had 56 points for second, while USD was third with 29 and SDSU, fourth with 8 points.

South Dakota's men's team won four titles on Friday night. Gohman won the 1M diving with 395.25 points. Lau'Rance Dollison won the 3M diving with 226.35 points. Scribner won the 200 freestyle with a clocking of 1:58.55. David Nelson took honors in the 100 breaststroke in 1:07.40.

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