Delta State Women Break 400 Medley Relay NSISC Record

Photo Courtesy: Delta State University Athletics

By Delaney Lanker, Swimming World College Intern

Day two finals of the New South Intercollegiate Swim Conference Championships were swam tonight. the men’s and women’s 200 free relay, 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle and 400 medley relay were swam. The women’s 100 butterfly and 400 medley relay NSISC records were broken.

Women’s Meet

Minnesota State Mankato won the 200 free relay with a 1:24.08 and the team of Cheyenne Rova (23.69), Taylor Bass (23.64), Nicole Bean (23.68) and Cecilia Hake (23.07). Right behind them was St. Cloud who came in for the silver with a 1:34.33 and the squad of Julie Schmitt (24.31), Emily Tiedemann (23.52), Erin Hart (23.56) and Andrea Bryson (22.94). Delta State came in third (1:35.83) with Hannah Core (24.24), Erin Newman (23.72), Maria Clara Belisario (24.61) and Celina Batsel (23.26).

Delta’s Melanie Tombers touched at a 4:20.33 winning the 400 IM tonight. Her teammate Kierstin Page got second place with a 4:23.76 and West Florida’s Madeline Pitt took bronze finishing in a 4:25.49.

Theresa Michalak of West Florida bested her time in the 100 butterfly with a 53.72. With this time she reset the NSISC record she broke this morning. Peggy de Villiers touched the wall in a 55.22 for second place on the podium and Delta’s Anastasia Klyarovskaya took third place with a 56.06.

In the 200 freestyle, St. Cloud’s Bryson won the event touching the wall at 1:51.59. Rebecca Halfast of West Florida took silver with a 1:52.05 and Bass of Minnesota State Mankato went a 1:52.13 for the bronze.

Delta won the 400 medley relay tonight with Klyarovskaya (54.58), Kristen Stroven (1:02.55), Danielle Dugas (55.87) and Chloe Bennett (50.59). They took gold with a 3:43.59 and with this time they broke the previous NSISC record of 3:46.87. Minnesota State Mankato came in second place (4:48.73) with Hake (55.35), Alycia Holwerda (1:04.88), Kylie Gaeth (57.18) and Rova (51.32). Minnesota State Moorhead touched in at a 3:50.22 for third place with the team of Erin Sullivan (55.71), Erin Fons (1:04.80), Annika Bordak (57.61) and Ashley Higgins (52.10).

Men’s Meet

Delta State won the 200 free relay. Mattia Schirru (20.24), Fabrice Wendel (20.05), Nick Zorn (20.69) and Matteo Fraschi (20.47) went a 1:21.45 for the gold. It was a close race with St. Cloud who took second place in a 1:21.62 with the team of Justin Winnett (20.78), Triston Ferguson (20.29), Laron Morley (20.49) and Ike Erickson (20.06). UT Permian Basin came in third (1:25.06) with Nolan Hines (21.62), Blake Bloomquist (21.20), Gustavo Damis Resende (21.19) and Brandon Hay (21.05).

Cody Lavoie of Delta won the men’s 400 IM tonight with a 3:55.26. This teammate Bryce Anderson took silver with a 3:59.92 and and Henderson’s Guy Buls finished in a 4:02.03 for the bronze.

Henderson’s Max Pohl won the men’s 100 butterfly with a 48.76. Wendel of Delta came in second place with a 49.15 and Ouachita’s Artemii Orekhov finished with a 49.63 for bronze.

With a 1:37.87, Delta’s Schirru won the men’s 200 freestyle tonight. Colton Laramore of Henderson took second place with a 1:39.03 and Delta’s Dylon Johnson with a 1:40.90.

To finish the session, Delta’s men won the 400 medley relay. They went a 3:417.24 with the team of Lavoie (50.01), Alex Peach (54.00), Max Pendall (49.52) and Schirru (43.71). Henderson came in second (3:18.71) with Bogdan Pochynok (49.45), Joshua Lawson (55.49), Pohl (48.33) and Colton Laramore (45.44). Coming in third was Ouachita Baptist going a 3:22.52 with the squad of Alexander Podguzov (49.54), Orekhov (56.18), Matt Cox (50.26) and David Wray (46.54).

Women’s Team Scores

1.University of West Florida 855
2.Delta State University 771
3.St. Cloud State University 630
4.Minnesota State, Mankato 595
5.Minnesota State Moorhead 418
6.Henderson State University 403
7.Ouachita Baptist University 295
8.Northern State University 242
9.UT-Permian Basin 231

Men’s Team Scores

1.Delta State University 569
2.Henderson State University 388.5
3.St. Cloud State University 301.5
4.Ouachita Baptist University 233
5.UT-Permain Basin 170

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Author: Delaney Lanker

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Delaney Lanker is a junior at Northeastern University studying journalism. She is a butterflier and captain of their NCAA Division I team. Before college, she swam for the Colorado Stars.

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