ROCHESTER, Minn. | South Dakota’s women’s and men’s swimming and diving team combined for four school records while each finishing first at the Rochester Invitational held Saturday and Sunday at the Rochester-Olmstead County Recreation Center Natatorium.

Both the women’s and men’s team set two records, three of the new standards coming in preliminary competition. Morgan Holt’s preliminary time of 2:03.27 in the 200 women’s butterfly set a new record. Holt ended up winning the event in 2:03.77.

The 200 medley relay consisting of Sabrina Sabadeanu, Kelly Howell, Hannah Gupton and Theresa Godlewski set another school record with a second-place time of 1:44.53.

Eric Erlenmeyer set a new 100 individual medley standard of 51.68 before taking third in the finals (52.60). Hunter Padgett tied the 100 freestyle mark of 45.38 before tying for second in the finals (45.56).

South Dakota’s men took first in the nine-team meet with 2008.50 points. Padgett had a pair of firsts, winning the 200 freestyle (1:39.07) while later teaming up with Erlenmeyer, Steve Wascom and Elbert Chuang for a first-place 3:02.14 in the 400 freestyle relay.

Chuang took second in the 200 breaststroke (2:03.79) Individual second-place finishes for the Coyotes also came from James Ryan in the 100 breaststroke (56.41), Isaac Morris in the three-meter diving (500.30), Josh Sorbe in the 1,650 freestyle (16:33.83) and Kenny Austin in the 200 individual medley (1:56.99).

Padgett also swam on the second-place 200 freestyle relay (1:23.10) along with Chuang, Erlenmeyer and Gray Determan.

USD won the 12-team women’s meet, scoring 1,889 points. Sabadeanu won both the 200 individual medley (2:06.26) and the 200 backstroke (1:59.83).

Action on the diving board saw Sarah Schank take first in the 1-meter event (428.95) and second in the 3-meter (438.15). Schank’s 1-meter score currently ranks second on the Coyotes’ Top 10 list.

Quinn Fawcett won the 500 freestyle (5:00.91) and took second in the 200 freestyle (1:54.77). South Dakota had a solid showing in the 1,650 freestyle where Hannah Lange took first (17:45.22) and Jordan Thielbar was second (17:52.76).

Individual second-place finishes for the Coyote women also came from Godlewski in the 100 backstroke (57.22), Howell in the 200 breaststroke (2:23.28) and Abby Holub in the 100 individual medley (59.70).

Godlewski later swam the first leg of the second-place 200 freestyle relay (1:36.62). Sabadeanu also swam on that relay along with Gupton and Kathleen Juffers.


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