The Coyote swimming and diving teams traveled to Iowa last weekend for back to back meets with the University of Iowa and Northern Iowa.
USD was in Iowa City on Thursday to take on the Hawkeyes. Senior diver Greysen Hertting shined for the Coyotes as she won the women’s three-meter dive with a score of 283.50. She placed second in the one-meter dive with a score of 274.60. On the men’s boards freshman Isaac Morris came in second in the three-meter dive scoring 279.95. Senior Brady Saunders came in third, scoring 249.90.
For the women, freshman Sabrina Sabadeanu was one of the top finishers for the Coyotes. She had two second place finishes in the 100-yard backstroke and the 100-yard medley. Her time of 58.87 in the backstroke puts her at eighth on the Coyote Top 10 list.
The Coyotes came in second in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The team of sophomore Hannah Gupton, freshman Charlie Mechling, sophomore Theresa Godlewski and junior Kellee Lekavy. Gupton and Mechling also had strong individual finishes. Gupton came in second in the 50-yard butterfly with a time of 26.76. Mechling came in second in the 50-yard free with a time of 25.28.
Two more Coyotes came in with second place finishes. Senior Sam Schutt came in second in the 100-yard free with a time of 55.50 and came in third in the 500-yard free with a time of 5:19.16.
Junior Kassidie Cornell also had a second and third place finish. She placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:08.58 and third in 50-yard breaststroke with a time of 31.77.
The Coyote women lost to Iowa with a final score of 108-183.
On the men’s side, junior Eric Erlenmeyer and sophomore Chris Pospisil both notched two second place finishes. Erlenmeyer came in second in the 50-yard and 100-yard free with times of 21.66 and 48.25 respectively. He also came in second in the 200-yard freestyle relay. He joined freshman James Ryan, senior Jacob Knowles and sophomore Jared Thorson finished with a time of 1:27.07.
Pospisil was a runner-up in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:52.28. That puts him at ninth on the Coyote Top 10 list. He also came in second in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:48.13.
Knowles added to his relay with a second place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 58.29. He also came in third in the 50-yard breaststroke with a time of 26.86.
Two more Coyote men also had second place finishes. Junior Steve Wascom came in second in the 100-yard medley with a time of 53.88. Freshman Nate Spencer finished the 50-yard butterfly in second with a time of 55.08.
The men lost 116-175.
Only the women’s team traveled to Cedar Falls for the meet with Northern Iowa.
Hertting again had another strong showing winning both the one-meter and three-meter dives. She was not the only Coyote to place on the boards, as sophomores Sarah Schank and Samantha Norlin helped Hertting to sweep the one-meter dive. Schank also came in second on the three-meter dive.
Gupton again had a strong showing as she came in second in the 100-yard butterfly and third in the 200-yard butterfly. Mechling also had a second and third place finish. She was runner-up in the 200-yard individual medley and third in the 200-yard free. Gupton, Mechling and Lekavy once again teamed up, this time with senior Tayler Kirtley for the 400-yard freestyle relay. They finished second.
The women lost 96-203.
For her efforts at the two meets Hertting was awarded Summit League Diver of the Week. This is Hertting’s Summit League record 28th time she has received the award and third time she has won it this season.
The Coyotes next meet is the Minnesota Invite in Minneapolis this Thursday through Saturday.