USD men’s swimming and diving team records dual win

USD men's swimming and diving team records dual win The University of South Dakota men's swimming and diving team recorded a 124 to 102 dual win over St. Cloud State on senior day at the DakotaDome. The USD women dropped a 141 to 101 decision to St. Cloud State.

The team scores aside, it was an impressive performance by both the men's and women's squads as USD set six school records and had 14 individual or relay titles on the day.

The record-breaking performances including the USD men's 200-Medley Relay, which clocked a time of 1:46.45. The team consisted of Tim Byers, Dirk Craft, Tyler Scheer, and John Murman. The squad broke the 2000 mark of 1:48.92.

The USD women's 200-medley relay also set a school record with a clocking of 2:04.46. The team included Megan Gordon, Leita Rolfe, Brae Olson, and Audrey Donley. They broke the record of 2:05.84 held by the 2004 squad (Heinz, Stensby, Olson, Kopecky).

Donley, who had three titles on the day, including a pair of individual titles, set a school-record in the 1,500 free. Donley clocked a time of 17:58.65, which shattered her own school record of 18:21.79 set in 2004. Donley also captured a title in the 400-Free in 4:41.20.

Murman, who was part of the record-breaking 200-medley relay, also set an individual mark. Murman, who also had three wins on the day, set a school-record in the 200-free, clocking a 1:57.78. He broke the mark of 1:58.24 set by Charles Scribner in 2002. Murman also won the 100-free in 54.40.

Rolfe, who was a member of the women's 200-medley relay team that set a school mark, added an individual record in the 400-IM. Rolfe, a freshman, clocked a 5:11.52, which cracked the mark of 5:12.81 set by Robyn Chrissinger in 1997. Rolfe, who won two individual and was part of a winning relay, also captured the 100-breast in 1:17.24.

Gordon, also a freshman, broke her school-record in the 100-back for the third time this season. Gordon established a new school mark in the 100-back in 1:06.38. She broke her own mark of 1:07.87 set earlier this year. She also was part of the 200-medley relay that set a school mark.

In addition, Garth Meacham, set a new school-record in the 200-fly, swimming in exhibition.

Others recording titles included: Kyle Anderson, 1,500-free, 17:03.53; Craft, 50-free, 24.22; Clay Miller (Vermillion), 400-IM, 4:57.49; Cole Moir, 3M-Diving, 259.13 points; Tyler Scheer, and Matt Lind, 100-fly, 59.74.

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