Swim teams finish in top ten at weekend invitational

Saginaw Valley’s swim and dive competed in the Gail Moll Pebworth Invitational at Wabash College between Nov 22. and Nov 24. The men’s team finished fourth with 1669 points ,and the women’s team finished eighth with 1269.5 points.

After the first day of competition, the men’s team was in fourth place after scoring 474.5 points, and the women’s team was in eighth place after scoring 300 points.

Junior Kyle Amick, senior Parker Jones, sophomore Stephen Sterlitz and freshman Juan-Luke Hamilton did well in the 200 relay, coming in fourth place.

Amick and Hamilton also represented SVSU in the 50 freestyle, coming in sixth and eighth place, respectively.

Sophomore Erin McDowell, freshman Lisette Fenneuff, junior Kimble Darbee and freshman Natasha Girgen swam to a sixthplace finish in the 400 medley relay.

Fenneuff added a seventh-place finish in the 200 IM Finals to her success on day one of the event.

At the end of the second day, the Cardinals were still holding their positions from day one with their point totals 1107.5 for the men and 794.5 for the women.

Sophomores Jared Caudill and Pedro Rezende finished in seventh and eighth place in the 400 IM Final, both finishing with near identical times.

Sophomore Evan Lindquist earned fifth place in the 100 fly while junior teammate Mason Hooker finished in seventh. Senior Jayden Hutchinson had SVSU’s best performance of the day for the men, finishing the 200 free as the runner-up in the event.

Sophomore Sydney Shipps finished in ninth place of the 400 IM Final and added a seventh-place finish in the 200 free. Fenneuff continued her success from day one with a third-place finish in the 100 breast.

Junior Elizabeth Caird scored 414.95 points in the three-meter dive, which was enough for her to take first place in the event.

On the final day of the event, the Cardinals found the largest amount of success which will be good for them to build on heading into the mid-season break.

Hamilton, Amick, Hutchinson and sophomore Zachary Rychel came in third place for the Cardinals in the 400 freestyle relay. Hutchinson and Amick were successful as they earned a seventh and fifth-place finish in the 100 freestyle, respectively.

Hamilton and Caudill finished the meet well with a seventh and eighth place finish in the 200 breast. Fenneuff, McDowell, Girgen and Shipps earned a sixth-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay.

Fenneuff added a seventh-place finish in the 200 breast final and a second-place finish in the 100 IM Final.

Freshman Grace Cherryhomes and junior Sarah Thompson came in fourth and eighth place of the 100 IM final. Ending the Invitational, Caird was named the Women’s Diving MVP as she won two events in addition to setting two meet records.

SVSU has its next meet on Jan. 10, 2020, when the team hosts Wayne State University at the Gerstacker Regional Aquatic Center at 5 p.m.


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