MSU swim competes in the USF Quad Duals

Andrew Neururer
Sports Editor

The women’s swimming and diving team took part in the Sioux Falls Quad Dual over the weekend. 

It was a two-day event and it resulted in the Mavericks defeating Minnesota State-Moorhead (227-94) and Augustana (228-132), but they were unable to complete the sweep, losing to Sioux Falls (209-151).

On Oct. 25, the first day of the USF Quad Duals, the Mavericks won three events – two swimming and one diving.

Sophomore Katie Streiff won the 200 IM with a time of 2:10.37. She also participated in the 100 butterfly and took second with a time of 58.32.

Sophomore Emily Goodman took second in the 200 breaststroke after she finished with a time of 2:25.91. ¬

MSU took second place in both of the relay events on the first day of competition. Enervold, Goodman, Streiff and senior Maggie Knier posted a time of 3:56.57 in the 400 medley relay. Later in the competition, the team of Knier, Enervold and sophomores Kayla Rinderknecht and Grace Gavronski posted a time of 1:37.59 in the 200 freestyle relay.

By the end of the first day, the Mavericks were ahead of MSU-Moorhead (146-37) and Augustana (117-63) but were losing to Sioux Falls (107-73). 

On Oct. 26, during the second day of competition, the Mavericks won two events. Knier won the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.15.  The team of Enervold, Goodman, Streiff and Knier won the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:46.30.

Individually, Enervold, Goodman and Streiff each had a second-place finish. In the 100 backstroke, Enervold finished with a time of 58.79. Goodman had a time of 1:06.72 in the 100 breaststroke and Streiff posted a time of 59.68 in the 100 IM.

The team of junior Emelia Selky, Enervold, Rinderknecht and Knier finished second in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:37.05. 

Senior Jaycie Klein’s score of 181.40 was good enough for second in the 3-meter diving event and freshman Ayla Taylor followed in third place, with a score of 158.10.

When asked about the team’s performance over the weekend, Knier said, “We’ve been swimming pretty hard practices during the week and doing some heavy lifts, so it was great that we were able to get up and race despite being tired from training!”

She added, “It was a really fun weekend and exciting to compete against some really good teams!”

It was a successful weekend for the MSU swim team after defeating two of the three teams. They will take on Gustavus Adolphus this weekend. The diving team will compete in Mankato while the swimming team will travel up the road to St. Peter.

Header photo courtesy of Maverick Athletics.

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