Swimmers split twice against the Bilikens


ST. LOUIS, MO. – Freshmen made an impact for both the men and the women as the South Dakota State swimming and diving team split their double dual with St. Louis University as the women won 136-107 while the men fell 144-99 on Jan. 15.

First year swimmer Andrea Budahl had three wins on the night starting with a pair of distance freestyle events taking the 1000 free in 10 minutes, 35.94 seconds and the 500 free in 5:11.18. Budahl also contributed to the first place 400 freestyle relay (3:39.59) along with Alexandra Hoffman, Shauna Foor and Kaylin Caron.

Hoffman went on to capture the 200 freestyle in 1:57.23 as she is only three wins shy of 50 for her career.

Foor was the anchor leg for the 400 medley relay of Lisa Newberger, Stephanie Young and Ashley Valdez that opened the meet with a winning time of 4:05.93.

Young, a freshman from Turlock, Calif., placed first with a 200 breaststroke time of 2:25.98

For the men, freshman sensation Chris Schreier won the 200 freestyle in 1:46.54 and the 200 Butterfly in 1:54.36 to bring his first year win total to 15.

The other swimmer to place first for the men was Shea Patrick as he took the 200 breaststroke clocking in at 2:12.50.

Brad Schoreit had a score of 254.50 points in the second 1-meter diving competition just missing out on breaking his own school record of 254.63 points.

ST. LOUIS, MO. – For the second day in a row, the South Dakota State swimming team split a dual vs. the Univiersity of St. Louis, this time with the Jackrabbit women (6-6) coming out on top 121-103 and the men (3-3) losing 130-94 on Jan. 16

Andrea Budahl won a pair of events for the second time in as many days with a 400 IM of 4 minutes, 45.19 seconds and a first place finish of 5:14.07 in the 500 freestyle.

A trio of fellow freshman also had a winning day starting with Emma Gaulke-Janowski in the 1000 freestyle in 10:48.38. In the 100 backstroke, Kaylin Caron edged out teammates Lisa Newberger and Kali Temperley to take the event in 1:01.88. Rounding out the underclassman was Stephanie Young clocking in at 1:08.21 to place first in the 100 breaststroke.

Senior Alexandra Hoffman won her 48th career event with a 100 freestyle time of 54.12 seconds.

Chris Schreier paced the men with another pair of wins coming in the 400 IM (4:10.51) and in the 100 butterfly (51.31 sec.) to push his first year win total to 17.

In the men’s 100 backstroke, freshman Phil Albu captured first with a finish of 54.20 seconds.

Kyle Ochsner had his 16th career victory come in the 200 freestyle in 1:46.33

The men and women return to action on Friday, Jan. 21 when they travel to Vermillion to take on Summit League and in state rival the University of South Dakota starting at 6 p.m.