USD swimming & diving team defeats Northern Iowa

USD swimming & diving team defeats Northern Iowa
The South Dakota women's swimming and diving team moved to 2-1 with a dual win over Division I Northern Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Cedar Falls, IA. The Coyotes outscored UNI, 154.5 to 133.5.

The Coyotes won 10 of 16 events, including three individual wins by junior Leita Rolfe of Newcastle, WY. Rolfe won the 100 breaststroke in 1:09.01, the 500-freestyle in 5:21.01 and the 200 IM in 2:13.23. She also swam on the winning 400-medley relay, which clocked a time of 4:06.21. The team included Megan Gordon of Grand Rapids, MN; Eric Wagoner of Newcastle, WY; and Stacy Bjorlie of Austin, MN.

Wagoner won an individual title in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:00.79. She edged out teammate Meredith Howell (Lenexa, KS), who was second in 1:00.81.


Jenna Von Fange (Wichita, KS) captured a title in the 200 breaststroke with a clocking of 2:32.96. Howell had an individual title in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:14.54.

The Coyotes also captured the 400 free relay in 1:43.30. The team included Wagoner, Howell, Mary Klima, Leavenworth, KS; and Bjorlie.

In diving, Emilie Kluth of Columbus, NE, won both boards. She won the 1M diving competition with 225.5 points and took the 3M board with a score of 229.65.

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