Coyote Swimming, Diving teams fall

BROOKINGS — The South Dakota swimming and diving teams lost to South Dakota State in dual meet action Saturday afternoon in Brookings, S.D. The Coyote men fell, 183.5-110.5 while the women lost, 183-111.South Dakota State's women's team also swam against Nebraska in a separate dual. The Coyote women faced Nebraska at home Friday night.

The South Dakota men won five events on the day, as junior Chris Hause (Overland Park, Kan.) won two diving events, while juniors Dane Van Arkel (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Thad Stoddard (Douglas, Wyo.) and Terry Rolfe (Newcastle, Wyo.) all added wins.Hause continued his strong season as he won the 1-meter diving with a score of 265.45. He also added a win in the 3-meter diving at 276.65.Van Arkel , also enjoying a good season, won the 50 freestyle with a time of 22.03, with freshman Marcus Christianson (Pierre, S.D.) taking fourth in that event at 23.14.

Rolfe won the 100 freestyle at 48.33, winning the event by just .01 second over SDSU's Jeremy Yacevich. Rolfe was second in the 200 freestyle at 1:46.09 and fourth in the 400 IM at 4:23.14.

Stoddard won the 100 backstroke at 52.29, edging out SDSU's Phil Albu by just .31 seconds for the victory. Junior Gabe Sands (Greeley, Colo.) was third in that event at 56.42.Sands had a good showing in the 100 backstroke, taking second at 2:00.60, with Stoddard finishing third at 2:00.84. Stoddard was second in the 100 butterfly at 52.28 with freshman Dakota Wheeler (Oklahoma City, Okla.) right behind in third at 54.17.Wheeler was second in the 100 breaststroke at 1:01.00 with freshman Alex Dayan (Papillion, Neb.) taking third at 1:01.50. Dayan was second in the 200 breaststroke.

The Coyote men's 200 medley relay team was second, losing by just .02 seconds to SDSU. South Dakota's team, which posted a time of 1:36.06, consisted of Stoddard, Dayan, Wheeler and Van Arkel. South Dakota's 200 freestyle relay team was third at 1:29.18.

Freshman Jeff Libov (Omaha, Neb.) was third in the 1,000 freestyle at 10:32.88 while junior Matthew Weyer (Taos, N.M.) was fourth at 10:36.37. Senior Andrew Calahan (Winterset, Iowa) was third in the 200 butterfly after posting a time of 2:05.18 with Wheeler taking fourth at 2:16.66. Libov added a fourth in the 500 freestyle at 5:02.73.For the Coyote women, the 200 freestyle relay team recorded a win with a time of 1:41.80. That consisted of freshmen Mariah Anderson (Kearney, Neb.), Ashley Kranda (West Fargo, N.D.) and Linay McCrady (Savage, Minn.) and junior Kayla Smith (Woodbury, Minn.).

South Dakota's 200 medley relay team was fourth at 1:50.93, as Anderson, senior Sallie Collins (Hastings, Minn.), freshman Brooke Zhorne (Chanhassen, Minn.) and junior Elizabeth Hoffman (Eureka, S.D.) teamed up for that time.

Collins was second in the 400 IM at 4:52.76 with freshman Emily Alitz (Hastings, Minn.) taking third at 4:58.55. Collins was fifth in the 200 butterfly at 2:21.24.Hoffman was second in the 200 freestyle at 1:55.44 and second in the 50 freestyle at 24.52. She added a third-place finish in the 500 free at 5:13.49.In the 1-meter diving, junior Megan Schutt (Austin, Texas) was second at 200.30, with senior Hannah Roetzel (Newcastle, Wyo.) taking third at 200.25. Roetzel was second in the 3-meter diving at 213.80 with freshman Megan Chmielewski (Shakopee, Minn.) third at 185.15.

Anderson was fourth in the 100 backstroke at 1:01.52 and added a fourth in the 100 freestyle (54.23). Senior Rita Buschbacher (Brighton, Mich.) took fourth in the 50 freestyle at 25.16.The next action for the Coyote teams is Dec. 3-4 at the Falcon Invite in Minneapolis, Minn.

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