South Dakota State vs. South Dakota

VERMILLION, South Dakota, January 21. THE South Dakota State swimming and diving team was able to sweep their rival to the south in two tightly contested duals as the Jacksrabbit men (4-3) defeated the University of South Dakota 121-116 while the women (7-6) were victorious by the slimmest of margins 122-121.

Alexandra Hoffman won the two events necessary to get her 50th career win. The senior won the 100 meter freestyle in 1 minute 0.45 seconds and was a member of the 200 meter freestyle relay along with Ashley Valdez, Jessica Ferley and Kaylin Caron that clocked in at 1:50.62.

Ferley went on to win the 100 backstroke in 4:35.11. The junior from Rapid City now has 10 wins on the season and 35 for her career.

In the 800 freestyle, senior Cassie Kozar won her first career event with a finish of 9:36.60.

Freshman Andrea Budahl won her 10th event of her freshman season with a time of 4:35.11 in the 400 freestyle.

Kyle Ochsner had a pair of wins to lead the men. The sophomore from Minnesota placed first in the 400 freestyle in 4:16.52 and in the 800 freestyle in 8:48.48.

Chris Schreier inched closer to 20 wins during his freshman senior as his 18th win of the year came in the 100 butterfly in 57.50 seconds.

John Bisson rounded out the five point win for the men with a winning 100 breaststroke time of 1:08.38.

SDSU returns home for their final dual of the season in the HPER Center Pool on Friday, Jan. 28 hosing the University of North Dakota starting at 6 p.m.

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