Mixed finish against USD, UND on Jan. 30

Dustin Veurink

Dustin Veurink

Another record was added to Jessica Ferley’s résumé on Jan. 30, as the SDSU women’s swimming and diving team took on the University of South Dakota and the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D.

The women defeated USD 168-132 and lost to UND 178-118.5. Sophomore Ferley won the 1,000-yard freestyle in style, shattering the school record previously held by her teammate Christina Gerometta. Ferley’s record time was 10 minutes, 37.23 seconds. This is Ferley’s first individual school record and fifth total.

“It was a fun race to watch. She got stronger as the race went on,” said head coach Brad Erickson. “Jessica is a very versatile athlete. She excels in freestyle events from the 50 to the 1650. She is also a very good backstroke swimmer and can also swim the fly.”

Ferley started the 200 freestyle relay team of Anna Howard, Ashley Valdez and Alexandra Hoffman that took home first with a time of 1:41.80. Ferley also placed third in the 200 backstroke in 2:12.45.

Senior Katie Budahl won a pair of events in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. Her times were 1:05.83 and 2:21.64.

The women’s team is now 8-6-1 on the season.

On the men’s side, the Jackrabbit swimming and diving team lost to USD 157-137 and UND 156-140.

Freshman Kyle Ochsner won the 500 freestyle in 4 minutes, 51.13 seconds. Junior Andrew Martin also brought home a first for the Jacks in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:00.98.

The men’s team falls to 2-7 on the season.

The men’s and women’s teams will be in Minneapolis next week for the Minnesota Challenge on Feb. 5 and 6.