Five school records, three pool records for USD against SDSU

VERMILLION, SD — South Dakota men’s and women’s swim and dive teams are putting an exclamation point on the final Summit League games of the season with some impressive wins over rival South Dakota State on Saturday in the DakotaDome Pool.

The Coyote teams jointly set five new school records in the 25-meter pool and three new DakotaDome Pool records during the game.

The South Dakota men’s won 14 of the 16 contested events, taking a 194-103 win, while the women’s team also won 14 of the 16 events in the meet, taking an emphatic 197-98 win over its rivals.

The Coyote men finished the season with a 7-4 double record, while the women’s team booked a single season high in the coach Jason Mahowald era and finished in 14-4.

The men’s team was led by sprinters Charlie Bean and Zachary Kopp, each of which set new school and pool records in an individual event and combined them with Brady Torborg and Aidan Gantenbein to finish the double with a school and pool record in the 200 free relay (1:33.62).

Bean, a senior, set the new standard in the 100 free with 51.46, while also taking an individual win in the 200 free. Bean was one of three Coyote men to take two individual wins during the dual.

Kopp, a junior, broke free just above the old standard in the 50, where his 23.23 time was just 0.01 seconds better than the old figure.

Keegan Henning and Jacob Won were double event winners for the men’s team while Adam Fishero, Jack Berdahl, Gantenbein, Dylan Purrington and Mack S communication each took an individual win in the team win.

Henning, a sophomore, set a new school record in the 800 free with an 8:40.24 and came back to win the 400 free in 4:13.22.

Won, a senior, won both butterfly events taking the 100 flies in 57.26 and 200 flies in 2:09.76.

Fisher and Berdahl, both freshmen, won the 100 back (57.28) and 100 chest (1:04.79) respectively, while Gantenbein was the first to touch the 200 back (2:10.38), Purrington the 200 chest (2:28.07 ) and Sathre de 200 IM (2:09.57).

Fisher, Berdahl and Gantenbein led Kopp in the 200 medley relay which was the first to hit in 1:43.89.

Emily Kahn led the women’s team with three individual wins, to go with a relay triumph, while three other Coyote women were double individual winners in the double, Stella Fairbanks, Cassie Ketterling and Mairead Powers.

Kahn, a freshman, won the 200 Free (2:07.15), the 50 Free (26.45) and the 100 Strike (1:05.14), while collaborating with Isabel Fairbanks, Meghan Atwell and Sara Mayer to win the 200 medley relay in 1:59.98.

A freshman, Powers set a new school standard in the 200 in 2:18.90 and won the 400 free in 4:40.32.

Fairbanks, a sophomore, won both diving events, scoring 238.5 on the one-meter board and 272.25 on the three-meter board.

Ketterling, a senior, won both breaststroke competitions, taking the 100 in 1:16:07 and the 200 in 2:42.93.

Hannah Aitkin (800 free), Maddie Katz (200 flies) and Isabel Fairbanks (200 IM) also swam to individual wins in the double win.

The Coyotes will close the regular season drink from their schedule next weekend by holding the two-day Coyote Invite January 28-29 at the Midco Aquatic Center in Sioux Falls.

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