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.