Oakland Leads The Summit League Swimming And Diving Meet
Oakland has the early lead after the first day of The Summit League Swimming and Diving Championships in Rochester, Mich.
The Golden Grizzlies men's and women's teams each have 80 points after two events. The South Dakota State men are tied with Eastern Illinois for second place with 64 points. South Dakota and IUPUI are tied for fourth with 58 points.
The Jackrabbits set a school record in the 800 yard freestyle relay. The team of Kyle Ochsner, Garth Wadsworth, Wil Hogue and Blake Yeager placed second in a time of 6:47.01, beating their own record of 6:50.88 set at last year's championships.
The Coyotes' Cory Bonicelli, Alex Guelcher, Cody Horton and Ean Kiddo swam 7:07.45
USD's 200 yard medley relay team of Ian Ford, Jake Tempesta, Colin Krysl and Blake Frederick took third place in 1:32.93. SDSU's Phil Albu, Shea Patrick, Ochsner and Ben Bolinske finished fourth in a time of 1:33.83.
In the women's competition, the Jackrabbits are fifth with 56 points and the Coyotes are two points back in sixth place.
USD and SDSU both set school records in the 200 yard medley relay. The Coyotes' Emily Smallbeck, Shannon Moceria, Hannah Veselik and Kaitlyn Jefferson took fifth place in a record time of 1:45.95, breaking the old record by .35 seconds.
The Jacks' Lisa Newberger, Kayce Smith, Nicole Grimit and Shauna Foor also set a school record, finishing the event in sixth place in 1:46.01. The previous relay record of 1:46.30 was set during last year's Summit League meet.
SDSU's 800 freestyle relay team of Devonne Dalin, Selina Gilbertson, Grimit and Andrea Budahl finished fourth in 7:39.68. USD's Linay McCrady, Delaney Schenk, Cassie Kimmes and Helena Bertels finished sixth in 7:44.58.
Complete results, standings and live stats are available on The Summit League Swimming and Diving Championships page. The meet continues Thursday morning.