Seniors Lizz Hoffman and Janine James combined for five event wins during the South Dakota women's swimming and diving team's 140-97 loss to South Dakota State Saturday in Brookings. The Coyote men got a win from senior Thad Stoddard and their 200 freestyle relay in a 152-74 loss to the Jackrabbits.
It was the Coyotes' first competition since Dec. 9.
Hoffman (Eureka), who is nearing 100 event wins for her career, now has 25 victories on the season after winning three events Saturday. She won the 100 freestyle at 53.66 (eighth-best time in the Summit League this season), won the 200 freestyle (1:53.90, fifth-best Summit League time this season) and the 500 freestyle (5:07.82, seventh-best Summit League time this season).
James (Cheyenne, WY) won two events, claiming both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events. She won the 3-meter diving with a score of 237.98
Janine James won the 3-meter diving at 237.98 (seventh-best in the Summit League this season) and added a win in the 1-meter diving 236.85 (seventh-best in the Summit League this season).
Junior Kaitlyn Jefferson (Westland, MI) won the 50 freestyle at 24.69, just .20 seconds ahead of teammate Corey Wannamaker in second (24.89). Junior Shannon Moceri (South Lyon, MI) had a good showing; her lead off 100 meters in the 200 breaststroke qualified her for the USA Grand Prix Meet in Columbus, Ohio.
For the men, Stoddard (Douglas, WY) captured the 200 freestyle at 1:44.54. He was also the second leg of the 200 freestyle relay that won with a time of 1:27.16. That consisted of senior Dane Van Arkel (Colorado Springs, CO), Stoddard, freshman Blake Frederick (Lincoln, NE) and senior Gabe Sands (Greeley, CO).
Senior Terry Rolfe (Newcastle, WY) had a pair of second-place finishes in the 200 IM (1:57.63) and 200 backstroke (1:55.43). Freshman Colin Krysl (Omaha, NE) was second in the 200 butterfly at 1:57.16, while Frederick was second in the 500 at 4:56.65 while freshman Jake Tempesta (Apple Valley, MN) was second in the 200 breaststroke at 2:15.52.
The Coyotes are back in action Saturday, Jan. 28 at North Dakota.