VERMILLION — South Dakota men’s and women’s swimming and diving each suffered a loss at the hands of North Dakota on Saturday afternoon at the DakotaDome. The men lost 173-127 and the women lost 163-137.
The women set a pair of records on the day. First, Shannon Moceri broke the 200-meter breaststroke school record in a winning time of 2:41.57. It was the fourth school record Moceri has broken this season. In the final women’s event of the day, the 200 free relay, a team of Kaitlyn Jefferson, Chelsea Coneset, Mariah Anderson and Torie Buberl clocked 1:49.62, a new USD record and a new pool record at the DakotaDome.
Including the record-setting performances, four Coyote women contributed to five individual wins while the Coyotes also took home both relay events. Anderson, Moceri, Hannah Veselik and Jefferson opened the meet with a win in the 200 medley relay (2:02.79).
Moceri added a third win in the 100 breaststroke (1:14.34), while Veselik and Jefferson earned second wins in the 100 fly (1:08.48) and 50 freestyle (27.05).
Megan Chmielewski added the fifth individual win by besting the field in the 3-meter (6 dives), scoring 264.15.
For the men Ian Ford contributed wins in both the 100 (1:00.58) and the 200 backstroke(2:11.07) and Jake Tempesta won both the 100 (1:07.47) and 200 breaststroke (2:31.26).
Colin Krysl won the 200 fly in 2:10.06.
The Coyotes next meet will be the Minnesota Challenge in Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 8-9.