SignUp
Ice Hockey MM
Basketball Big Game Plans
Adam Gannon won three events Friday at South Dakota.
Swimming dominates Coyotes in first road duals
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Friday 10/18/2013 23:04:02 (ET)
by UNDsports.com
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop


VERMILLION, S.D.-- North Dakota athletes posted the top times in 24 of 32 events in dual wins at the University of South Dakota Friday. The UND women defeated the Coyotes, 168-129, while the men were 172-125 winners over USD.

"This was a gritty win for our programs," UND head coach Chris Maiello said. "We need to give USD credit for swimming well in their home pool. I know our results are a direct reflection of the work that was put in this week. I am pleased with our efforts and how we handled a difficult swimming environment. Our student-athletes are in a great spot to continue to improve as we move towards the heart of our season. We are looking forward to multiple weeks of training before our next competition."

The women's 200 medley relay got things started with a win in 2:03.13. Morgan Lynch was one of three UND women to win multiple events Friday as she won the 800 freestyle handily, touching in 9:30.11. She also scored a win in the 400 freestyle (4:38.39), finishing ahead of Ali Church (4:42.51). Kristin Ainsworth won the 100 backstroke, touching in 1:06.50 and later took the 200 event in 2:21.63. Camille Merwin won both backstroke races. She won  the 100 in 1:14.68, beating out teammate Nicole Stevens (1:16.91) and later went one-two with Stevens in the 200 (2:43.11).

Kelsey Richels took the 200 freestyle in a 2:11.45 time. The 200 butterfly went to Teresa DiGregorio, who won in a time of 2:30.26. Courtney Funk bested the competition in the 50 freestyle, going 27.72.

USD's first win on the women's side came in the 1-meter dive as Greysen Hertting won with a 245.50 score, beating out second-place Rachael Waldbillig's 233.75 score. UND's Lexi Eissinger won the 3-meter board with a 248.60 effort.

North Dakota's 400 freestyle relay closed the women's meet with a winning 4:06.58, more than six seconds better than the runner-up squad.

On the men's side, the 200 medley relay also was a winner with a 1:47.38 time top get things started.

Aaron Chanas-LaRue destroyed the competition in the 800 freestyle, finishing nearly 23 seconds better than his closest competitor (8:43.17). Dan Jacobson won the 200 free in 1:58.42 and swam what would have been a winning time in the 200 IM (2:14.05). Austin Smith was the 100 breaststroke champion at 1:06.05, just ahead of Ian Ballantyne (1:07.61). He also took the 200 event with a 2:27.52 clocking. Adam Gannon (23.79) and Colin MacQuarrie (24.24) finished one-two in the 50 freestyle. Gannon later won the 100 freestyle in 52.63 and became a three-time winner when he cruised to a win in the 100 butterfly (56.37).

Rick Eberle took both diving events, scoring 291.80 from the short board and 294.55 from the 3-meter board.

The 400 freestyle relay finished off the successful meet with a 3:37.87 win.

The North Dakota women prepare to travel to Northern Iowa (Nov. 1) and Kansas (Nov. 2) while the men are next in action at home in a dual with Minnesota on Nov. 9.

 

Soccer Notes: UND travels to Montana, hosts EWU.
North Dakota hits the road for a duel with the conference-leading Montana Grizzlies on Friday, Oct. 23, before returning home for the final time this season, hosting senior day on Sunday, Oct.... MORE
Martin named Big Sky Women’s Golfer of the Week
Following a fourth-place finish at the Creighton Classic, league officials named North Dakota junior Sadie Martin this week's Big Sky Women's Golfer of the Week. MORE
MHKY Game Notes: No. 3 UND, No. 5 Friars square off
North Dakota returns home to host Hockey East preseason favorite Providence in a series featuring two programs that are ranked among the top five in the national polls. MORE
Anderson hired as assistant tennis coach
The University of North Dakota has announced the hiring of Kyle Anderson as the new assistant men's and women's tennis coach. Anderson joins UND after spending the 2013-2014 season as the women's... MORE
UND top pick in Big Sky women's basketball polls
OGDEN, Utah-- The University of North Dakota women's basketball team was picked to repeat as Big Sky Conference champions according to both the league's coaches and media in the preseason polls... MORE

advertisement