UND swimming and diving ousts USD on Senior Day
GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- The University of North Dakota swimming and diving teams each recorded dual wins over rival South Dakota in the final home meet of the season. The UND men won 177-115 and the women scored a 184-108 victory over the Coyotes.
The women's 200 medley relay scored a win to start the meet, a 1:49.43 performance. Morgan Lynch and Ali Church went one-two in the 1000 freestyle with Lynch etching a 10:33.91 clocking. Kelsey Richels won the 200 freestyle in a 1:57.23 time. Sami Puk and Kristin Ainsworth were neck-and-neck in the 100 backstroke as Puk beat out Ainsworth by .85 of a second. Camille Merwin helped UND go first through fourth, outdistancing the field (1:05.80). Lucy Emerson was the 200 butterfly champ, nearly three seconds better than the field (2:10.92). Courtney Funk won the 50 free with a 23.93 first-place showing. Richels also won the 100 freestyle (53.54), edging out Alli Schwab (54.00). Erin Grabanski won the 200 backstroke handily, touching in 2:07.51. Merwin was the 200 breaststroke champ in 2:24.42. Lynch and Church teamed to go one-two again in the 500 freestyle. Funk went sub-one minute with a 59.86 in here 100 butterfly win.
From the diving boards, Rachael Waldbillig won the three-meter event with a 260.85 score and was the top UND performer from the short board at 236.25.
On the men's side, the 200 medley relay was also victorious with a 1:32.28 winning time. Noah Lucas took the 1000 freestyle with a 9:46.81 effort. Aaron Chanas-LaRue was part of a one-two-three finish in the 200 freestyle with his 1:41.82 winning time. Obi Obembe won the 100 backstroke in a 52.71 time. Ian Ballantyne won the 100 breaststroke in 58.57. It was Colin MacQuarrie's 21.08 time in the 50 free that bested the field. Lucas scored his second win of the afternoon with a 45.62 time in the 100 freestyle. Chanas-LaRue earned his second individual wi with a 1:54.8 time in the 200 backstroke. Wes Schultz grabbed a win in the 200 breaststroke (2:12.46). Lucas' third win of the meet came in the 500 freestyle (4:42.98). MacQuarrie was also the winner in the 100 butterfly (51.05).
In diving, Richard Eberle won the one-meter with a 293.60 score and also scored 325.55 from the three-meter board.
The UND divers will compete next in the Polar Bear Challenge next weekend while the swimmers are off to Brookings, S.D. for a dual with South Dakota State next Saturday.
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