By Delaney Lanker, Swimming World Magazine College Intern
Day three finals of the New South Intercollegiate Swim Conference Championships began tonight. The men’s and women’s 500 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 200 butterfly and 800 free relay were swam. The NSISC record in the women’s 500 free, 100 back and 200 fly and men’s 100 breast were broken.
Melanie Tombers of Delta won the women’s 500 free with a 4:56.66. With this time she broke the 2015 NSISC record of 4:57.84 West Florida’s Madeline Pitt went a 5:00.33 for the silver and her teammate Angie Gallastegui came in third place with a 5:03.63.
In the men’s 500 free, Henderson’s Colton Laramore won the event in a 4:32.35. Delta came in second an third on the podium tonight. Nathan Sawicki finished with a 4:34.40 for silver and his teammate Makis Jorgensen came for the bronze with a 4:35.96.
Delta’s Anastasia Klyarovskaya won the women’s 100 back in the time of 54.40. With this time she broke her own 2014 NSISC record of 54.88. Minnesota State Moorhead’s Erin Sullivan touched the wall for second place with a 55.26 and Minnesota State Mankato’s Cecilia Hake came in third place with a 55.45.
Alexander Podguzov from Ouachita won the men’s 100 back in the time of 49.07. Delta’s Fabrice Wendel went a 49.33 for the silver and Bogdan Pochynok of Henderson went a 49.51 for third place.
In the women’s 100 breast Delta’s Kirsten Stroven won with a 1:03.01, the same time as this morning. Camille Leary from Henderson came with a 1:04.16 for second place and Paulina Szydlo took third with a 1:04.72.
St. Cloud’s Justin Winnett won the men’s 100 breast with a 54.13. With this time he broke the 2014 NSISC record of 54.22. Delta took second and third on the podium. Matteo Fraschi came in second with a 54.42 and his teammate Alex Peach touched third with a 54.99.
Theresa Michalak, won the women’s 200 butterfly with a 2:02.05. With this time she broke the 2015 NSISC record of 2:02.65. Delta’s Kierstin Page finished in a 2:05.46 for the silver and UT-Permain Basin’s Amanda Alspaugh went a 2:05.46 for bronze.
Delta’s Adam Charlton took gold in the men’s 200 butterfly with a 1:48.56. Max Pohl from Henderson came in second with a 1:49.29 and Delta’s Colton Fremont came in third (1:52.73).
West Florida won the women’s 800 free relay tonight. In the time of 7:28.91, the team of Rebecca Halfast (1:53.17), Peggy de Villers (1:53.22), Danica Burnett (1:53.11) and Michalak (1:49.41) took gold. Delta came in second (7:30.08) with Page (1:52.95), Celina Batsel (1:52.00), Hannah Core (1:54.72) and Tombers (1:50.41). St. Cloud came in third with a 7:31.96 and the team of Andrea Bryson (1:51.28), Kaitlin Heinen (1:53.50), Erin Hart (1:54.45) and Julie Schmitt (1:52.73).
In the men’s 800 free relay, Delta men came in first (6:37.46) with the team of Mattia Schirru (1:38.46), Fraschi (1:39.04), Bryce Anderson (1:40.06) and Dylon Johnson (1:39.90). Henderson came in second going a 6:46.10 with the team of Colton Laramore (1:38.93), Elliot Hill (1:41.83), Guy Buls (1:42.70) and Pohl (1:42.64). Ouachita’s team of Artemii Orekhov (1:43.09), Matt Cox (1:45.11), Alexander Podguzov (1:43.74) and David Wray (1:42.53) came in with a 6:54.47 for third place.
Women’s Team Scores
1.University of West Florida 1257
2.Delta State University 1213
3.St. Cloud State University 1003
4.Minnesota State, Mankato 861
5.Minnesota State Moorhead 711
6.Henderson State University 672
7.Ouachita Baptist University 443
8.Northern State University 363
9.UT-Permian Basin 316
Men’s Team Scores
1.Delta State University 820.5
2.Henderson State University 596.5
3.St. Cloud State University 443
4.Ouachita Baptist University 383
5.UT-Permain Basin 264