SAN DIEGO – The San Diego State swim and dive workforce received its forty fifth consecutive twin meet on Saturday with a 135-118 conquer Utah Tech at Aztec Aquaplex.
With the victory, the Aztecs haven’t dropped a twin meet since Jan. 8, 2018, a span of almost 5 years, because the Scarlet and Black improves to 8-0 this season.
In 14 swimming occasions, SDSU recorded the quickest time in 11 races, successful 9.
Of their first-ever conflict with the Trailblazers, the Aztecs started the day in model by capturing the highest three spots within the 400 medley relay. The combo of Riley Tapley, Meredith Smithbaker Lizzie Menzmer and Jeannette King touched the wall with a successful time of three:49.75, whereas the quartet of Evonne Stehr, Moa Bergdahl, Mai McKenna and Avery Turney positioned second with a 3:52.26 clocking.
As well as, the foursome of Abby Storm, Christiana Williams, Emily Gebhardt and Alyssa Schiller took third with a time of three:53.47, though the end result was counted as an exhibition.
Paige Mitchell was SDSU’s lone competitor within the 1,000 freestyle, the place she completed third with a season-best clocking of 10:35.73.
The Aztecs received the subsequent six races, together with the 200 freestyle, the place Kristina Murphy and Lyndsey Wehr claimed the highest two spots. Competing within the occasion for the primary time this season, Murphy touched the wall with a career-fast 1:53.12, whereas Wehr adopted at 1:56.10. As well as, Emily Allen took fifth after a swim of two:01.13.
SDSU’s successful methods continued within the 100 backstroke, as McKenna turned in a season-fast time of 56.47, whereas King positioned fifth with a clocking of 1:00.25.
The Aztecs captured three of the highest 4 spots within the 100 breaststroke, led by Williams, who emerged triumphant with a time of 1:03.92, whereas Stehr took third at 1:06.38, adopted by Tapley’s fourth-place swim of 1:09.57.
The 200 butterfly was subsequent on the schedule, with SDSU’s Wilma Johansson touching the wall at 2:04.95 to edge teammate Gebhardt (2:05.15) for the highest spot.
The Aztecs subsequently flexed their proverbial muscle mass within the 50 freestyle, logging the highest three finishes, together with a successful effort by Turney, who clocked in at 23.93, adopted by Menzmer (24.43) and Schiller (24.65). As well as, Bergdahl tied for fifth at 25.12, however her swim was deemed an exhibition.
The 100 freestyle ensued with SDSU grabbing the highest two positions as soon as once more. Murphy prevailed with a successful time of 52.35, whereas Wehr adopted intently at 52.61. As well as, Gebhardt took fifth with a clocking of 54.46.
The Aztecs’ streak was briefly halted within the 200 backstroke, the place Storm was second with a time of two:03.74, whereas Alex Roberts took fifth at 2:09.02, adopted by Mitchell, who positioned sixth at 2:14.30.
SDSU rapidly got here again to dominate the 200 breaststroke, claiming 4 of the highest 5 spots, together with one other successful efficiency by Williams, who clocked in at 2:19.71, whereas McKenna (2:20.72) and Bergdahl (2:21.46) completed second and third, respectively. Moreover, Meredith Smithbaker was fifth with a time of two:23.83, though her end result was recorded as an exhibition.
The Aztecs had three swimmers compete within the 500 freestyle, the place Allen completed fourth at 5:31.01, adopted in succession by Turney (5:32.28) and Schiller (5:39.83).
As soon as once more, San Diego State returned to take management of the 100 butterfly, boasting three of the top-five finishers, together with a victorious time of 57:38 by Menzmer, whereas Murphy (57.86) and Tapley (57.97) took fourth and fifth, respectively, in a good race.
With a cushty lead on the workforce scoreboard safely in tow, the Aztecs swam exhibitions within the last two occasions.
McKenna truly posted the quickest time within the 200 particular person medley after touching the wall at 2:05.53, whereas Bergdahl had the third-best clocking of two:10.64, adopted by Williams (4th, 2:12.00).
Likewise, SDSU recorded the 2 finest instances within the 200 freestyle relay, as Wehr, King, Turney and Schiller mixed for an effort of 1:35.83, whereas the quartet of Stehr, Allen, Murphy and Tapley clocked in at 1:36.74.
San Diego State returns to the pool in two weeks when it travels to the Lone Star State for the SMU Invitational, Nov. 17-19, in Dallas, Texas.