Swim and dive teams deliver on the road

Sports Staff

The SDSU swimming and diving teams delivered a solid performance Dec. 3

The SDSU aquatic teams had a big day Dec. 3. The men’s and women’s swim team competed at the Falcon Invitational, while the dive teams made a splash at the Hawkeye Invitational.

The Jackrabbit diving teams competed at in Iowa City, Iowa where four athletes stood out from the rest. Clark Kocourek and Connor Florand finished 13th and 17th respectively in the 3-meter diving preliminaries for the men. Meanwhile Erin Eagen and Dana Greco placed 23rd and 26th in the 1-meter diving preliminary.

The men’s and women’s swimming teams competed  the same day at the Falcon Invitational, an unscored meet hosted by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The men turned in a set of solid showing, including a winning performance from Chris Schreier in the 200-yard butterfly. Schreier went on to finish fourth in the 200-yard individual medley.

Others who placed in the top five for the Jacks were Blake Yeager, third in the 500-yard freestyle, Phil Albu and Alex McClain, who finished third and fourth, in the 200-yard backstroke. Wil Hogue,  rounded out the Jackrabbit effort taking fifth in the 50-yard freestyle.

The women’s team was led by an exceptional performance from Morgan McLain,  she set the pace, winning two events, the 200-yard individual medley and the 200-yard backstroke. Another event champion was Andrea Budahl, who won the 500-yard freestyle. Following Budahl in the 500-yard freestyle was Samantha Fossum, who finished second just four seconds behind Budahl.

Fossum would also finish third in the 200-yard freestyle, followed just under two seconds later by Jessica Ferley in fourth place. Trina Young was the last of the Jacks to finish in the top five, taking third in the 200-yard butterfly.

The Jackrabbit swim and dive teams return to action at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion on Saturday, Dec. 10 for their last meet of the first half of the season.