USD swimming and diving swept at SDSU

The South Dakota swimming and diving teams fell to South Dakota State on Friday with the women dropping a 178-118 decision and the men losing 189-108.

Mariah Anderson and Shannon Moceri were winners in three events at the meet. After the two teamed up with Hannah Vesilek and Kaitlyn Jefferson to swim a 4:01.4 to win the 400 medley, Anderson swept both backstroke races. She won the 100 backstroke in 1:01.44 and the 200 backstroke in 2:12.31.

Moceri took both breaststroke races. She clocked in at 1:05.84 to win the 100 breaststroke and in 2:26.10 to win the 200 breaststroke.

On the men's side, Ian Ford won the 200 backstroke in 1:55.61 and Colin Krysl won the 100 butterfly in 51.62. Marcus Christianson, Roger White, Jake Tempesta and Nathan Tystahl all notched a win in in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:32.19.

South Dakota recorded several second-place finishes. Maggie Smith finished second in the 100 backstroke (1:02.10), Jefferson was second in the 50 freestyle (24.89) and Paige Stavely was second in the 200 backstroke (2:13.76). Vesilek added a second in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:01.02.

Ford claimed three second-place finishes in the men's races. Individually, he swam a time of 52.91 in the 100 backstroke and 2:00.48 in the 200 IM. He worked with Tempesta, Krysl and Alex Guelcher to place second in the 400 medley in 3:35.73.

Both teams had 200 freestyle relay teams place second as well. The women's team of Jefferson, Chelsea Coneset, Torie Buberl and Anderson clocked in at 1:39.22, while the men's team of Fisher Moller, Roland Henry, Jay Nelson and Nathanael Hardy finished in 1:32.32.

In diving results, Megan Chmielewsi finished second in both one-meter and three-meter dives. Dustin Gens was the top finisher for the men in both with a pair of thirds.

South Dakota will next be at the Rochester Invitational in Minnesota on Dec. 1.

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