Swimming and diving squad drops dual decision

Swimming and diving squad drops dual decision Despite a school-record performance by freshman Megan Gordon, the South Dakota women's swimming and diving squad dropped a 138 to 99 dual decision to The Nebraska-Omaha women's at the DakotaDome on Dec. 10.

South Dakota captured four individual titles, including the 100 back title by Gordon, a freshman from Grand Rapids, MN. Gordon recorded a clocking of 1:07.32, breaking her own school-record of 1:07.87. She also finished second in the 200 free in 2:16.98.

Other individual titles included the 400 free by senior Audrey Donley (Arvada, CO), who clocked a 4:44.21. Donley also finished second in the 800 free in 9:38.82. Jessica Tietz (Williston, ND) won the 800 free in 9:32.74, was second in the 400 free in 4:46.84 and third in the 400 IM in 5:32.88. USD's Brae Olson of Hutchinson, MN, won the 100 fly in 1:11.22.

Jenny Kohlbrand, a freshman from Newcastle, WY, finished second in the 100 free in 1:05.81.

Emily Kluth, a freshman from Columbus, NE, was second in 1-M diving with 204.82 points and was third in 3-meter diving with 200.62 points. Theresa Eustice of Waseca, MN, was third in the 100 fly in 1:15.23. Brianna Wass of Douglas, WY, was third in the 100 back in 1:14.88 and third in the 200 free in 2:18.88.

USD finished second in the 400 free relay with a clocking of 3:08.75. The team included Donley, Gordon, Angie Stalker of Sheridan, WY, and Leita Rolfe of Newcastle, WY. Rolfe also finished second in the 400 IM in 5:13.29.

Next for South Dakota is a triangular with Truman State and Missouri at Kirksville, MO, on Jan. 14.

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