USD swimming & diving third in Border Battle The University of South Dakota swimming and diving teams each finished third at the Border Battle hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Saturday. The Coyote women finished with 897.5 points, while the Coyote men ended with 790 points. For the USD women, Erin Wagoner (Sr., Newcastle, WY) won the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:00.40. Wagoner was also part of the Coyotes' winning 800 freestyle relay team. That group, which recorded a time of 8:05.76, also included Madisen Roberts (Fr., Gillette, WY), Rita Buschbacher (So., Brighton, MI) and Elizabeth Hoffman (Fr., Eureka) Hoffman won the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:06.36, while teammate Sara Holman (Sr., Bloomington, MN) was second at 5:20.24. Hoffman also added win in the 200 freestyle (1:55.83) and 200 backstroke (2:12.15), while Holman won the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 18:23.31. Stacy Bjorlie (Sr., Austin, MN) was second in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.78. Sallie Collins was second in the 400 IM with a time of 4:53.73, while Kayla Smith (Fr., Woodbury, MN) was second in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 1:09.87. The USD women's 200 freestyle relay was third with a time of 1:41.83. That consisted of Bjorlie, Buschbacher, Mary Klima (Sr., Leavenworth, KS) and Hoffman. USD's 200 medley relay was third at 1:53.07. In the 200 IM, Sallie Collins (So., Hastings, MN) was third for USD with a time of 2:16.22. USD's 400 medley relay was third at 4:05.26, while Emily Connelly (Jr., Lincoln, NE) was third in the 100 backstroke at 1:03.19. In the men's competition, USD's Chris Hause (Fr., Overland Park, KS) won the 1-meter diving competition with a score of 388.55. He was second in the 3-meter diving at 445.80. Thad Stoddard (Fr., Douglas, WY) was second in the 200 backstroke for the USD men, while Terry Rolfe (Fr., Newcastle, WY) was second with a time of 2:01.77 in the 200 IM. Pat Albertson (Sr., Bozeman, MT) was second in the 50 freestyle at 21.98, with Errond Williams (Fr., Omaha, NE) was third at 22.03. The USD men's 200 freestyle relay, consisting of Stoddard, Dane VanArkel (Fr., Colorado Springs, CO), Albertson and Williams, was second with a time of 1:26.67. The Coyote 200 medley relay was third at 1:38.74. Matt Weyer (Taos, NM) was fourth in the 500 freestyle for USD after swimming a time of 5:03.66. The Coyotes' 400 medley relay was fourth at 3:35.97. USD returns to action on Friday, Nov. 21 when it plays host to St. Cloud State University. The meet begins at 6 p.m. at the DakotaDome pool in Vermillion.
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