Swim and dive splits senior day dual with St. Cloud State

John Begeman, Sports Reporter

It was a historic Saturday afternoon in Brookings as the South Dakota State swim and dive teams hosted St. Cloud State.

The Jacks closed out the meet winning the men’s 800m free relay with the ‘A’ Team (Kraft, Miller, B. Johnson, Brenner) swimming a time of 7:05.21, breaking the previous record of 7:08.13 set in 1982 by the University of Northern Colorado.

Overall the men won the dual 175-125 and the women fell 162-138.

Despite the women losing the Jacks, in total, had an outstanding day winning 19 events out of 32.

Helping lead the men’s team to victory in the pool were freshman Trever Brenner, junior Wyatt Rumrill and freshman Cody Watkins as all three combined with freshman Henry Skinner helped win the 200m Medley Relay with a 1:35 time.

The women had their fair share of success as both freshmen Kristen Davis and junior Richelle Bruyckere won two events.

Davis won both the 100m and 200m fly reaching for times of 59.51 and 2:10.99. Bruyckere’s versatility was on display as she won not only the 200 Free in a time of 1:57.57, but she also won the 200 Individual Medley in a time of 2:14.26.

Freshman Quincee Simonson won the 3-Meter Dive with a score of 261.68. The dual also included two personal bests for the women as Gabrielle Langerud swam the 100 Free in 56.07, and Annika Skogg swam the 200 Back in a time of 2:15.19.

The women continue their season next 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25 in Omaha, before both the men and women travel Jan. 26 to Vermillion in order to battle USD.