2019 CSCAA National Invitational: Friday Recap


Grace Nordquist, Swimming World College Intern. 

Friday night the 2019 CSCAA (College Swimming Coaches Association of America) meet saw more fast swims. Events swam tonight were the 200 Medley, 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and the 800 free relay. Of the fourteen events, all but three broke either the CSCAA or pool record.

The University of Akron took the lead on the women’s side with 410 points, Rice University in second with 390 points, and third is Florida International 309. On the men’s side Indiana University leads with 553 points, California Baptist in second with 445.5 points and Ohio State third with 373.5 points.

Women’s team scores

1. University of Akron: 410

2. Rice University: 390

3. Florida International University: 309

4. San Jose State University: 256.5

5. University at Buffalo: 210

6. Oakland University: 204.5

7. University South Carolina: 200.5

8. Washington State University: 187

Men’s team scores

1. Indiana University: 553

2. Califorina Baptist University: 445.5

3. Ohio State University: 373.5

4. George Washington University: 327

5. Texas Christian University: 326.5

6. Oakland University: 303

7. Army West Point: 273.5

8. Grand Canyon University: 264


Men’s 200 Medley Relay

Winning, with a new CSCAA meet record, was Ohio State’s relay of RJ Kondalski, Hudson McDaniel, Alex Dillmann, and Joe Pohlmann in a time of 1:26.07. Touching second in a time of 1:26.22 was Indiana University’s Jacob Steele, Brock Brown, Cory Gambardella, Griffin Eiber. Claiming third was Denver’s relay Neil Wachtler, Cy Jager, Adriel Sanes, and Hugo Sykes, in a time of 1:26.88. In fourth was Oakland (1:28.16), fifth George Washington (1:28.73), sixth California Baptist (1:21:28.76), seventh Texas Christian(1:28.77), and eighth California State University Bakersfield (1:28.90).


Women’s 200 Medley Relay

Taking first with another CSCAA meet record was Akron’s relay of Lauren Cooper, Andrea Fischer, Avery Movold, Morgan Waggoner in a time of 1:39.18. Hitting the wall second in a time of 1:40.45 was Florida International University Melannie Vargas, Sara Gyertyanffy, Stephanie Hussey, and Paloma Sanchez. In third was Denver’s Heidi Bradley, Brandi Vu, Kylie Cronin, and Lauren Moden in the time of 1:40.74. Fourth was San Jose St. (1:40.87), fifth Rice (1:41.42), sixth UB (1:41.65), seventh South Carolina (1:41.69), and eighth Oakland (1:41.80).


Men’s 400 IM

Claiming first in a new CSCAA record time of 3:47.13 was Spencer Lehman of Indiana University. Close behind was Ohio State’s Daniel Gloude in 3:47.44. Taking third was Dayne Odendaal of TCU in 3:50.20 over Fourth’s Brand Schuster in 3:50.63. In fifth was Emila Pone of GW (3:51.75), sixth Ben McDade (3:56.59), seventh Matthew Jerden (3:53.68), and eighth (3:54.55).


Women’s 400 IM

Akron and New Hampshire make up the top five in the women’s 400 IM. In first place with a time of 4:12.35, and a new pool record, was New Hampshire’s Corinn Carbone. Akron’s Olivia Gardner touched second in 4:16.48 just in front of Anna Metzler (NH) third place finish of 4:16.57. In fourth was Jackie Pash (4:17.30), fifth Mackenzie Varhas (4:18.95), sixth Claire Therien (4:19.42), seventh Stephanie Hussey (4:20.35), and eighth Taylor McCoy (4:20.43).


Men’s 100 Fly

It was a battle for the top three with CSUB’s Loren Gillilan coming out on top in a CSCAA record time of 47.13, Indiana’s Corey Gambardella took second in 47.30, and Brian McKenrick out touched Zachary Cook for third in the time of 47.73. Fifth place went to William Riggs (48.02), sixth Michael Cukanow (48.24), seventh Joe Pohlmann (48.35), and eighth Cole May (48.58).


Women’s 100 Fly

Winning, and the only one to break the 53 second mark, was CSUB’s Autumn D’Arcy in a time of 52.95. Brenna Bushey of San Jose St. hit second in 53.65, and Delaney Walz from the U.S. Navy touched third in 53.72. In fourth was Hedda Oritsland (53.76), fifth Sydney Harrington (53.97), sixth Kylie Cronin (54.00), and tying for seventh was Elin Svard (54.22) and Emma Otten.


Men’s 200 Free

In first place, just short of the of the CSCAA record was Thomas Vanderbrook of IU in a time of 1:35.04. Second place went to Jerome Heidrich in 1:36.27 just ahead of Moritz Fath in 1:36.38. Fourth went to Rudy Aguilar-Fernand (1:36.55), fifth Phil Costin (1:36.85), sixth Noah Cumby (1:36.94), seventh Colin Gilbert (1:37.11), and eighth Hayden Hemmens (1:38.22).


Women’s 200 Free

Maria Heitmann of Indiana University touched the wall first in a new pool record time of 1:47.09, only .02 off the CSCAA record. Behind Heitmann was Rice’s Cano Minarro in 1:47.29, with teammate Ellery Parish claiming bronze in 1:48.16. Fourth was Avery Movold (1:48.30), Mia Leko (1:48.35) fifth, Annely Tullier (1:48.65) sixth, Lauren Vitort (1:49.14) seventh, and Milly Routledge (1:49.28) eighth.


Men’s 100 Breast

Indiana University dominated, sweeping the men’s 100 breast, only .01 short of claiming the top four sports with Gary Kostbade claiming first in a time of 53.09. He was the second to fall only .02 of the CSCAA record tonight. Teammates Mathhew Jerden took second in 53.36 and Brock Brown third in 53.46. Fourth was Evan McFadden (53.54), fifth Andrew Couchon (53.55), sixth Eric Tolman (53.57), seventh Hudson McDaniel (54.12), and Tony Eriksson eighth (54.16).


Women’s 100 Breast

Claiming first in a new CSCAA record was Indiana University’s Sophomore Abigail Kirkpatrick in a time of 1:00.51. Sara Gyertyanffy of FIU in 1:01.32 and Andrea Fischer claimed third in 1:01.58. In fourth was Carita Luukkanen (1:01.74), fifth Kailyn Evans (1:01.77), sixth Laura Banks (1:02.12), Hope Hayward (1:02.18) was seventh and Chloe Limargo eighth (1:02.37).

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Men’s 100 Back

Jacob Steele would claim the 100 back title with a new CSCAA record time of 47.15. In second was Rj Kondalski oh Ohio State in 47.54, and third went to Army West Point’s Brian McKenrick in 47.52. Fourth was Kristofe Rogic (47.73), Justin Carey (47.88) fifth, Neil Wachtlet (47.98) sixth, Jacob Leahy (48.39) seventh, and Andrew Cho eighth (48.65).


Women’s 100 Back

Emma Otten of South Carolina was the only to break the 54 second barrier tonight, claiming first in a time of 53.96. In second was Claire Young of EMU in 54.22, just ahead of Ohio State’s Devin Landstra in 54.44 for third. In fourth was Lauren Cooper (54.62), fifth was Lauren Carag (54.67), sixth Jamie Miller (54.72), seventh Heidi Bradley (54.87), and eighth was Molly Hogg (55.08).


Men’s 800 Free Relay

To close out the night, Indiana an George Washington would battle for first in the men’s 800 free relay. Both teams would break the CSCAA record, but it was IU’s Thomas Vanderbook, Gary Kostbade, Andrew Couchon, and Matthew Jerden who would touch first in a time of 6:30.72. GW’s Dylan Arzoni, Youssef Ragab, Maximilian Forstenhaeusler, and Moritz Fath would touch second in 6:31.40. Close behind was South Carolina’s team of Phil Costin, Tamas Novoszath, Robbie Epler, and  Benjamin Fenwich in 6:33.06. Fourth was Oakland (6:35.59), fifth CBU (6:38.32), sixth TCU (6:38.56), seventh Grand Canyon (6:39.83), and eighth Incarnate Word (6:41.55).



Women’s 800 Free Relay

In the final event of the night, the top four teams would break the pool record. Rice would claim first in the new pool record time of 7:15.81 with the team of Marta Minarro, Claire Therien, Ellery Parish, and Lindsay Mathys. Second was Denver’s Andi Johnston, Annelyse Tullier, Aysia Leckie, and Sarah Lingen touching in at 7:17.32. Third was Akron’s Jessica Bonezzi, Emma King, Mckenzie Rice, and Brooke Lamoureux in the time of 7:19.29. Fourth FIU (7:19.56), fifth San Jose (7:20.88), sixth South Carolina (7:22.98), seventh U.S. Navy (7:25.19), and eighth (7:26.72).



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