Swim team breaks records

The SVSU men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams stayed at home over the weekend, facing Northern Michigan Universi- ty (NMU) at the Gerstacker Regional Aquatic Center on Saturday.

The close competition against the NMU Wildcats brought the best out of the Cardinals, resulting in multiple school records broken.

For the men, freshman Matteo Capotosti completed the 400-yard individual medley in 4:02.82.

This time broke a school record along with ranking seventh in the NCAA DII rankings and second in the GLIAC.

Junior Alejandro Robles Ruiz continued his trend of school record-breaking by completing the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:41.00. Ruiz also excelled in the 100-yard butterfly, winning with a time of 50.03.

Ruiz teamed up with seniors Kyle Amick and Sanders Modglin along with freshman Eric Slabbert in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Their time of 1:22.73 broke a school record and now ranks first in the GLIAC, seventh in NCAA DII.

In the women’s competition, freshman Flo- ra Mia Szklenar took first place in the 1,650- yard freestyle with a time of 17:52.14.

Senior Libby Caird won both diving events scoring 244.80 in the 1-meter and 249.60 in the 3-meter.

Szklenar and sophomore Zoe Vance joined seniors Tonya Guryeva and Sydney Shipps in the 200-yard freestyle relay, winning with a time of 1:37.02.

Guryeva found individual success as well, winning the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:54.65.

Guryeva also won the 100-yard freestyle event with a time of 51.96, ranking first in the GLIAC and ninth in NCAA DII.

Ultimately, both teams dropped to their op- ponents from the Upper Peninsula.

The men’s team lost 137-104, while the women were defeated, 127-116.

Following Saturday’s meets, the teams have several weeks free from competition.

This will allow for the teams to prepare for when they travel to Caledonia, MI to participate in the Davenport Invitational starting Friday, Nov. 19.

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