BROOKINGS, S.D. | Hunter Padgett finished first in four events while leading South Dakota’s men’s swimming team to Saturday’s 164-136 win over South Dakota State at the Marshall Center Pool.
Padgett posted individual wins in the 200 freestyle (1:43.53), the 100 freestyle (47.15) and the 500 freestyle (4:51.70). He also swam the first leg of the first-place 400 freestyle relay, accompanied by Steve Wascom, Jared Thorson and Eric Erlenmeyer.
Elbert Chuang also claimed three firsts, winning the 200 individual medley (1:56.60), the 200 breaststroke (2:08.42) and the 100 breaststroke (58.23).
Erlenmeyer and teammate Gray Determan tied for first in the 50 freestyle (21.34). Determan also swam the last leg of the first-place 200 medley relay, preceded by Nicholas Gehling, Steve Wascom and Kyle Weis.
Isaac Morris took first in the 3-meter diving, posting a 347.33 score which broke the record of 333.75 he set last season. Morris also finished second in the 1-meter diving (297.60).
Sabrina Sabadeanu racked up four first-place finishes for South Dakota’s women in a 172-127 loss to the Jackrabbits. Individually, Sabadeanu won the 200 individual medley (2:09.14), the 100 backstroke (57.92) and the 200 backstroke (2:04.46).
Sabadeanu also swam the lead leg of the victorious 200 medley relay. Kassidie Cornell, Hannah Gupton and Theresa Godlewski were also featured in a foursome clocked in 1:47.86.
Kathleen Juffer was the runner-up to Sabadeanu in both the 100 backstroke (59.16) and the 200 backstroke (2:08.69). Sarah Schank took second in both diving events, the 1-meter (248.17) and the 3-meter (263.03).
Abby Hollub took second in the 200 IM (2:11.86), followed by teammate Charlie Mechling (2:14.67).