Women’s swim and dive beats both teams at tri-meet

SVSU swim and dive traveled to Ashland, Ohio over the weekend. The women took home a win against Ashland (167-40) and Hillsdale (107-97) during a tri-meet.

The men also won against Ashland with a score of 163-45.

The men’s team came in hot and took home first place in 11 of the total 13 events.

The women placed first in six of the 13 events.

Freshman Almos Szedlak came in first in the 1,000-yard freestyle.

He finished in 9 minutes and 40.74 seconds.

He also won the 400-yard individual medley race in 4:07.84.

Sophomore Gavin Crews took home first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.09.

He also won the 100-yard freestyle in 48.38.

Szedlak and Crews worked together to secure first in the 200-yard freestyle relay with Joao Pedro and sophomore Connor Spanos. The team finished with 1:26.05.

Sophomore Logan Fox placed first in the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard breaststroke.

Fox also competed in the 400-yard medley relay with Stombaugh, Rottier, and Vargas with a time of 3:32.25.

Sophomore Benjamin Wainman had a time of 4:49.73 during the 500-yard freestyle, securing him first place.

Freshman Rory Kauffman was the firstplace winner of the 1-meter and the 3-meter dives.

He came out with scores of 451.75 and 428.65.

The women had a harder competition, fighting against two teams instead of one.

However, the team still managed to have eight different competitors place in first place.

Senior Erin McDowell finished first in the 100-yard backstroke. She finished with a time of 1:00.94.

Sophomore Lucy Engle-Wilkerson came in first for the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:19.41.

Sophomore Emma Scott, freshman Ella Yantz, and freshman Veronica Markwood competed together in the 200-yard freestyle relay. They won with a time of 1:40.70.

Markwood wasn’t able to finish first but brought home a second place win during the 50-yard freestyle.

She finished with a time of 25.33. She was only 0.54 seconds away from placing first in the 100-yard freestyle as well with a time of 56.07.

Flora Szklenar had the closest second place in the 100-yard butterfly race. She finished with a time of 58.48, just .04 seconds behind her competition.

Senior Adelaide Spencer won both the 1-meter dive for SVSU. She had a score of 381.95. Freshman Kaylee Smith won the 3-meter with a score of 414.45.

The next meet will be on Jan. 28 against Davenport.

The meet will be home in the Gerstacker Regional Aquatic Center. at 1 p.m.

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