Aces Swimming And Diving Finishes Fall Slate

first_img Aces Swimming And Diving Finishes Fall SlateSwimming and diving closed out the fall season this afternoon with a matchup against Missouri State.The both men and women fell to the Bears: the women 133-108, and the men 131-89.“It was a very, very fun meet. I was really happy with the way we raced, the way we competed,” said head coach Rickey Perkins. “It’s been a difficult week of training; we trained this morning really hard, trained yesterday really hard, but we still stepped up and raced. That’s what I’m really proud of. Our goal is always to see how good we are against everybody we compete with. Not necessarily about them, but about us and our ability to give our very best, day in and day out.”Junior Danielle Freeman shone once again for the Aces with a victory in the 50 freestyle, her time a 24.53. Freshman Emma Hennessy snagged third with a 25.59.Sophomore Kristen Myers outtouched Missouri State’s Sara Bacher in the 200 IM. Her time of 2:10.48 carried her to the first place spot. Additionally, she took second place in the 100 butterfly with a 59.13.Other notable performances include senior Michaela Kent’s second in the 100 freestyle with a 53.33. She was followed by sophomore Madi Jones in third with 54.44. Jones also clock in at 1:56.38 for second place. Freshmen Kristy Kupfer and Ashton Adams took second and third in the 1000 freestyle with 10:59.51 and 11:07.98 respectively. Kupfer took another second place in the 500 freestyle with a 5:22.34.The women ended their night with a victory in the 200 freestyle relay. Sophomore Sam Gowdy, Kent, Myers, and Freeman defeated Missouri State with a final time of 1:38.76.The men showed a consistent performance as both relays took home second place finishes. Junior Dan O’Brien, senior Everett Plocek, freshmen Paul Cozzens, and sophomore Jared Sutphin scored a 1:36.66 in the 200 Medley Relay. In the 200 Freestyle Relay, sophomore Matt Duke, O’Brien, freshman Brandt Hudson, and sophomore Blake Wheeler clocked in at 1:28.17.Individually, O’Brien took the 100 backstroke in a 52.61. Cozzens showed consistency of his own tonight; he posted a 1:56.76 in the 200 IM for second place. He took second again in the 100 butterfly with his 52.89 efforts, a season best. Junior Prescott Marcy and sophomore Andrew Schroeder came next in third and fourth with 54.43 and 55.94 respectively.Sutphin clocked in at 48.24 in the 100 freestyle, just shy of a first place finish. Fellow Aces took the rest of the race: sophomore Matt Duke at a 49.58 and junior Gabe James at a 50.52. Hudson took a pair of third place finishes in his lineup. He touched in with a 1:46.03 in the 200 freestyle and a 4:52.84 in the 500 freestyle.More season bests were attained by Andrew Cotton and David Stoddard in the 1000 freestyle with 10:16.97 and 10:36.56 respectively. Jacob Sampson dropped his 100 Freestyle time to a 1:01.57, and Brendan Ninneman took a season best in the 100 backstroke with a 56.10.On the diving side, junior Courtney Coverdale took to the boards in her usual fashion with a sweep in both events. She scored a 243.45 on the 3-Meter, and 255.90 on the 1-Meter. Freshman Alyssa Vonder Haar took second place on the 1-Meter at 216.67 points, with Kasey Rein following in fourth at 165.90 points.Miguel Marcano took first on both board as well, with a 230.17 on the 3-Meter and 200.62 on the 1-Meter.The Aces will return in 2017 with a home meet against Saint Louis on January 21.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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