Swim and Dive continues dominant stretch vs Eastern


Reagan Gavin

Sophomore Sarah Petro competes in the 100-yard backstroke Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, during the Salukis’ meet against Indiana State at the Dr. Edward Shea Natatorium. (Reagan Gavin | @RGavin_DE)

The Saluki Swim and Dive program continued their busy week with a trip to Charleston to test their skills against the Panthers. The Men’s team beat the Panthers with a dominating 181-21 final score, while the women also emerged victorious with a 155.5-29.5 win as well.

Both teams came out with wins right away in their respective 200-yard medley relay. Lucia Romero-Endolz, Mima Zaborska, Celia Pulildo, and Jasmine Rau combined for a 1:46.21 time in the women’s race, while Ruard Van Renen, Tiago Faleiros, Nicolas Barrio Lanuza, and Alex Santiago went for a 1:32.16 time in the men’s race.

Celia Pulido also earned an individual win in the 100 backstroke with a 55.74 time. Karen Rodriguez picked up two individual wins in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly with times of 2:06.28 and 57.64. Apryl Pauquette, Eli Oploh, and Fernanda Sanchez each picked up wins in the 200, 100, and 500 freestyle events with times of 1:58.51, 54.31, and 5:08.19 in their respective races.


For the men, Van Renen grabbed a 50.64 time in the 100 butterfly for a win, and Alex Cimera earned wins in both 100 and 200 freestyle races with 45.70 and 1:42.89 times. Ian Marshall won the other 1000 freestyle race with a 9:57.50 time. Brandon Michna finished with a 57.26 time in the 100 breaststroke. Donat Csuvarszki helped win two events. In the 50 free he posted a 20.74 time and then helped out Santiago, Renen, and Will Chavez in the 200 free relay to post a 1:23.18 time and the win.

The Saluki swim and dive program will try to continue their dominance once again today with another road meet against Missouri.

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