The University of South Dakota men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams lost to South Dakota State University Friday evening, but two USD members earned major recognition in their events.
First-year Jake Knowles beat the school record of 1:06.51 with a time of 1:06.08 in the 100-meter breaststroke.
Diver Greysen Hertting, first-year, qualified for the NCAA Zone Championship.
USD lost to SDSU 161-81 in the men’s events and 154-89 in the women’s events.
The Jackrabbits had an early lead on the Coyotes. Halfway through the meet, they led the men with 66-27 and the women with 68-25. Two-thirds through the meet, their lead widened, with SDSU leading the men and women 131-57 and 117-71.
Junior Colin Krysl scored the first victory for the Coyotes by winning the 200-meter individual medley with a time of 2:13.39, beating SDSU’s Matthew Carpenter. Krysl also had the second victory of the meet, winning the 100-meter butterfly with a time of 57.03.
Tayler Kirtley had the first victory for the women, beating SDSU’s McKenna Shallberg with a time of 1:07.67, inching past Shallberg’s time of 1:07.75.
A few events later, Greysen Hertting led USD’s women to a diving victory with a score of 269.48 in one-meter diving.