Swimmers compete, finish well at home

Michelle Stadel

Michelle Stadel

Three first-place finishes helped the men’s swim team capture the men’s title at the home swimming invitational. The women finished fifth in the Nov. 13 competition after finishing 2-1 in the quadrangular meet Friday, Nov. 12.

Junior Adam Pick came in first in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 12:54.15. Freshman Nathan Bylander finished second with a time of 12:56.85.

Freshman Justin Manning took first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:51.71 while freshman Will Erickson earned second place with a time of 1:53.57.

In the 100-yard freestyle, freshman Ty Nordtvedt finished in a time of 50.52 to earn second place while teammate Jake Berg received third in a time of 54.33. Berg also finished third in the 100-yard fly in a time of 58.74.

Pick added a third-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:00.28. In the 200-yard backstroke Alex Ksiazek finished third in a time of 2:20.39.

Brandon Maydew picked up second-place finishes in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke with times of 1:04.12 and 2:28.56.

The men’s 400-yard relay teams finished first and second. The winning team of Manning, Nordvedt, Hadleigh and Erickson finished with a time of 3:32.33.

The men’s 200-yard medley relay team of Ksiazek, Maydew, Berg and Nordtvedt finished second with a time of 1:44.62.

The men won the team competition with 416 points.

“The men had a few good individual swims. When you look at the results at the end of the week you can see there is room for improvement which means we need to step up the intensity in practices,” head coach Brad Erickson said.

In Saturday’s competition sophomore Mariah Pavlicek finished first in the 100-yard backstroke in a winning time of 1:03.37. Pavlicek added fourth-place finishes in the 200-yard backstroke, 2:21.76, and in the 200-yard individual medley, 2:21.38.

The women’s 200-yard medley relay team of Pavlicek, Jane Tschetter, Chelsea Colburn and Heather Youngberg finished second in a time of 1:58.69.

Youngberg contributed a third-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 55.95 and a fourth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:04.29.

The women finished fifth with 278 points.

In the women’s quadrangular competition on Friday night, Colburn and Pavlicek each finished with three wins while Youngberg captured one title to add to the team’s 2-1 finish.

Colburn won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:02.14. She also captured victories in the 100-yard freestyle in 2:05.46 and the 500-yard freestyle in 5:43.15.

Pavlicek won the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 11:56.05. She took first in both the 200-yard individual medley, 2:21.46, and 100-yard backstroke, 1:03.50.

Youngberg won the 100-yard freestyle in 55.05.

“The women’s side had a good meet Friday,” Erickson said. “The physical impact of competing on back-to-back nights has to be kept in perspective when looking at Saturday’s performance.”

The teams travel Nov. 19 to 21 to Minneapolis to compete in the Minnesota Invitational.

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