Coyotes set three school records in doubles with Omaha

VERMILLION, SD — South Dakota men’s and women’s swimming and diving punctuated its first home swim in 2022 with a school-record trio in Friday’s Summit League game against Omaha in the DakotaDome Pool.

The Coyote Men set new school and pool records in doubles in both relays, the 200 medley and 200 free. Emily Kahn, meanwhile, also lowered her school record in the 50 free for a meter double.

South Dakota posted double wins on both sides as the men’s team won 10 out of 13 events, taking a 142.5-98.5 win. The women’s team had nine attempts to take first place in a 155-88 win.

‘s Coyote Foursome Adam Fishero, Parker Sunday, Aidan Gantenbein and Zachary Kopp the swim portion of the dual got a warm start by setting the new standard in the DakotaDome Pool in the 200 medley relay of 1:43.64.

Fisher (run-up) and Kopp (anchor) joined Mack S communication and Charlie Bean in closing the double strong with a 1:34.53 in the 200 free relay that was the fastest ever in the DakotaDome Pool.

Kahn, a freshman, was one of three on the women’s side to take a couple of individual wins in the doubles. She won the 100 free in 58.46 to go along with her school record in the 50 free of 26.41.

Stella Fairbanks, a sophomore, claimed both diving events when she eclipsed the NCAA Zone Qualifying standard in the three-meter event with a 283.50, while also winning the one-meter event with a 252.75.

Sara Mayer, a freshman, won the 200 free in 2:07.06 and also hit first place in the 100 fly in 1:04.87, just short of her school record of 1:04.69.

Cassie Ketterling won the 100 IM in 1:06.07 while the women’s team also took first place from Mairead Powers in the 800 free (9:30.52) and the 200 free relay quartet of Christina Spomer, Shannon Banark, Madilyn Sindelar and Emily Johnson which clocked 1:49.99.

William Johnston and Jacob Won won a few individual events for the men, while Sathre, Bean, Gantenbein and Keegan Henning also took an individual win during the dual.

Johnston, a senior, swept both diving events, scoring 254.05 on the one-meter board and 261.95 on the three-meter board.

Won, a senior, won the 200 free in 1:56.91 and the 400 free in 4:11.36.

Bean, a senior, won the 100 free in 51.81, Sathre, a junior, tied for first in the 100 IM (57.97), Gantenbein, a junior, claimed the 100 flying (57.31) and Henning, a sophomore, won the 800 free to 8:43.11.

Runner-up individual performances for the men’s team came from Bean (200 free), Kopp (50 free), Fisher (100 back), Henning (400 free) and Sonnabend (100 chest).

Placing second place individual finishes for the women were Kayla Middaugh (one meter, three meters dive), Spomer (50 free), Isabel Fairbanks (100 IM), Sindelar (100 fly), Clark (100 return) and Powers (400 free).

The Coyotes are back at the DakotaDome Pool on Saturday to host rival South Dakota State. Diving starts at 11am with swimming area at approximately 1pm

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