Two League Records Fall on Day Three of Swimming and Diving Championships
ROCHESTER, Mich. - Oakland men's and women's teams continued to lead after the end of day three at the 2012 Summit League Swimming and Diving Championships. For the second straight-day OU swept the swimming events, while Western Illinois won the men's one-meter dive.
The Oakland women held onto first-place with 711 points, while South Dakota State stayed in second with 429 points and South Dakota moved into third with 338 points. IUPUI (319 points) is in fourth as Eastern Illinois (194 points) and Western Illinois (135 points) round out the women's standings in fifth and sixth.
On the men's side, Oakland remains in first-place with 700 points, followed by South Dakota State remaining in second with 449.5. South Dakota moved up one spot to third with 281 points, while IUPUI sits in fourth with 278.5 points. Eastern Illinois (251 points) and Western Illinois (227) are in fifth and sixth, respectively.
Oakland's Vanessza Balogh opened day three by winning her second individual title of the championships with a league-record and NCAA 'B' cut time of 4:16.34 in the 400 IM. Teammates Julieanne Stears (4:22.65) and Emily Ludema (4:24.63) finished second and third.
The Golden Grizzlies captured the top-two spots in the men's 400 IM as Joe Rodgers defended his title with a first-place finish and NCAA 'B' cut time of 3:53.07. OU's Tobias Hansen (3:57.51) took second and SDSU's Chris Schreier (3:59.30) came in third.
OU captured the top-three finishes in both the men's and women's 100 Fly. Sandra Czerska defended her title in the 100 Fly and won her second individual event of the championships touching the wall with a time of 54.67. Christine Seiple was the runner-up with a time of 56.01 and Nicole Salmeto (56.39) took third. On the men's side, Alex Aceino also defended his title clocking a NCAA 'B' cut time of 48.30 followed by teammates Mario Rusnak (49.53) and Jordan Moses (49.53) in second and third.
Oakland's Alyssa Vela won the 200 Free with a time of 1:49.54, her second individual title of the championships. SDSU's Jessica Ferley came in second with a time of 1:52.39, while IUPUI's Margaret Barber finished third in 1:52.54.
In the men's 200 Free, the Golden Grizzlies swept the top-three finishes as Nick Evans captured his second-straight title with a NCAA 'B' cut time of 1:37.05. OU teammates Amr el Sayed (1:38.54) finished second and Matyas Keresztes (1:38.78) took third.
In the women's 100 Breast, OU's Johanna Gustafsson finished first with a league record and NCAA 'B' cut time of 1:02.53, marking her second consecutive title. USD's Shannon Moceri was runner-up with a school-record time of 1:04.22 and OU's Jennifer Larsen took third in 1:04.92.
OU's men swept the men's 100 Breast. Scott Yarbrough defended his title posting a NCAA 'B' cut time of 54.82, while Ben Vavra (55.74) came in second and Adam Cone (56.11) was third.
In the final women's individual event of the day, the 100 Back, Oakland swimmers captured the top three finishes. Alyssa Busch won her second-straight title with a time of 55.11, a NCAA 'B' cut time. Kyra Rietveld (56.28) and Jade Evink (56.42) took second and third, respectively.
On the men's side, OU's Anders Jensen touched the wall first with a time of 47.04, while teammate Grant Harding came in second in 47.90. Both Jensen and Harding posted NCAA 'B' cut times. SDSU's Phil Albu finished third with a time of 49.78.
The Golden Grizzlies captured both the men's and women's 400 Medley Relays. For the women OU won with a pool record and NCAA 'B' cut time of 3:42.86. The relay team was made up of Busch, Gustafsson, Czerska and Balogh. The Jackrabbits came in second with a time of 3:51.30, while South Dakota finished third in 3:54.84.
On the men's side, OU finished first with a NCAA 'B' cut time of 3:14.63. The relay team consisted of Jensen, Yarbrough, Aceino and Keresztes. SDSU claimed second in 3:22.81 and South Dakota took third with a time of 3:25.31.
WIU's freshman Doug Ogilvie won the men's one-meter dive with a score of 283.90 points, his second diving title of the championships. SDSU's Connor Florand finished second with 280.40 points and IUPUI's Mitchell Gauger took third with 276.20 points.
The championships can be followed via the live stats link on the Swimming and Diving Championship page.
Women's Team Rankings - After Day Three
1. Oakland - 711
2. South Dakota State - 429
3. South Dakota - 338
4. IUPUI - 319
5. Eastern Illinois - 194
6. Western Illinois - 135
Men's Team Rankings - After Day Three
1. Oakland - 700
2. South Dakota State - 449.5
3. South Dakota - 281
4. IUPUI - 278.5
5. Eastern Illinois - 251
6. Western Illinois - 227
- SUMMIT -