SVSU Hosts Wayne State in Final Dual Match of 2016-17 Season

SVSU Hosts Wayne State in Final Dual Match of 2016-17 Season

Women's Score - WSU 173, SVSU 127
Men's Score - WSU 168, SVSU 119

UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State University swimming & diving team hosted the Wayne State University Warriors on Friday (Jan. 20) afternoon in the Gerstacker Regional Aquatic Center. 

The Cardinals swam well against one of the stronger teams in the GLIAC, but were unable to win against the Warriors. 

Below are some of the top times posted by the Cardinals, who grabbed several wins over the course of the meet: 

Women 

200 Yard Medley Relay | 1st | 1:47.13 | Amanda Thielen, Lydia Mattar, Alexa Bloom, Melanie Soenksen

200 Yard Individual Medley | 1st | 2:09.36 | Rebeca Martinez

50 Yard Freestyle | 1st | 23.76 | Melanie Soenksen 

100 Yard Freestyle | 2nd | 53.54 | Melanie Soenksen - third win of the meet against the Warriors

200 Yard Freestyle | 3rd | 2:01.05 | Taylor Grashuis

1650 Yard Freestyle | 3rd | 18: 38.32 | Alexandra Davis

100 Breaststroke | 1st | 1:05.43 | Lydia Mattar

100 Yard Butterfly | 1st | 58.47 | Alexa Bloom 

200 Yard Butterfly | 1st | 2:10.63 | Rebeca Martinez  

100 Yard Backstroke | 2nd | 59.11 | Amanda Thielen

200 Yard Backstroke | 1st | 2:07.23 | Amanda Thielen - third win of the meet

Men

200 Yard Freestyle Relay | 1st | 1:26.34 | Michael Spears, Shijie Ng, Christopher Allen, Shaun Yap

50 Yard Freestyle | 2nd | 21.59 | Shijie Ng 

100 Yard Freestyle | 3rd | 48.15 | Shijie Ng

200 Yard Freestyle | 1st | 1:43.02 | Peter Lin

100 Yard Breaststroke | 1st | 55.23 | Shaun Yap- third overall win of the meet

200 Yard Breaststroke | 1st | 2:02.45 | Shaun Yap - second consecutive meet with a win in the event

100 Yard Butterfly | 2nd | 51.03 | Dalton Pokley 

200 Yard Individual Medley | 1st | 2:04.81 | Tyler Miller 

200 Yard Individual Medley | 1st | 2:06.70 | David Alday 

 

From Head Coach Bruce Zimmerman...

"Our meet this afternoon against a very strong Wayne State team was a very successful meet for both the Cardinal women and men. Wayne State is consistently one of the top swimming and diving programs in the GLIAC and we were very competitive against them today. This team has come a long way this season and we are primed to have a great conference championship right here in our home pool, beginning February 8th."

Up Next...

The Saginaw Valley State Cardinals Swimming & Diving will now prepare for the GLIAC Championships taking place from Feb. 8 to Feb. 11. The four-day conference meet will take place at Gerstacker Regional Aquatic Center with events running throughout the course of the day. 

 

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