Men and women’s swim falls to Wayne State

The SVSU Men’s and Women’s swimming teams stayed at home on Saturday, Jan. 29 to compete against Wayne State in the Gerstacker Regional Aquatic Center.

In what proved to be a tough contest against the Warriors, there were still many highlights for the Cardinals.

For the women, SVSU took the top three spots in the 100-yard individual medley event. Senior Tonya Guryeva took first place with a time of 1:01.15. Senior Emma Cornell came in second at 1:02.14 and senior Kimble Darbee cinched third place at 1:02.64.

Senior Libby Caird won the women’s 3-meter dive event with 303.10 points, breaking the school record in the process. Caird also placed second in the 1-meter dive with 273.55 points.

In the women’s 50-yard breaststroke, freshman Kylie Clark came in third place with a time of 34.16 seconds.

Senior Sidney Shipps placed second in the women’s 200-yard freestyle event, finishing with a time of 2:01.80,

In the men’s events, the divers shined again with sophomore Adrien McGill winning the 1-meter diving event with 281.55 points and freshman Corbin Montpas taking first place in the 3-meter dive with 293.90 points.

For the men’s 200-yard freestyle, junior Arthur Marques took first place with a time of 1:47.74.

In the men’s 50-yard breaststroke event, junior Christian Rottier won with a time of 26.11.

Senior Kyle Amick took second place in the men’s 50-yard backstroke with a time of 24.85.

In the men’s 200-yard freestyle relay, freshmen Nathan Schluckebier, Logan Stombaugh, and Josh Rottier teamed up with senior Zachary Rychel to place second with a time of 1:28.56.

Overall, the men lost to Wayne State 108-97, while the women lost 137-65.

The teams will remain at SVSU this weekend to host the GLIAC championships starting on Friday, Feb. 4.

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