Men's and Women's S&D Earn Wins on Senior Night
MUNCIE, Ind. – The Ball State men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams defeated Evansville on Senior Night on Friday evening at Lewellen Aquatics Center. The men took home a 150-81 dual meet win, while the women took a 135-105 victory.
The 400 medley relay of Emily Wisolek, Stacey Wierman, Haley Richter and Mallory Przybylinski won with a time of 3:58.68. Michael Weber, Joseph Morris, Drew Tharp and Michael Oakes captured first as well, turning in a 3:28.78.
The Cardinals came in first in the 1000 free with Cheyanne Jackson turning in a season-best 10:45.11 and Andy Lamb touching at 10:08.28. Leighann Mattson came in fourth with a time of 11:06.63, while Cameron Watters clocked a season-best 10:35.47 for fourth place.
Morris swam in the 200 free, the first time he had raced it this season, and turned in a 1:43.84 for first place. Nick Stevens edged out the Evansville swimmer for second place with a time of 1:46.22, while Neal Fenning turned in a 1:48.89 for fifth place.
The men continued their winning ways in the 50 free where freshman Cole Smith earned a victory for the second consecutive meet with a time of 22.00. Shane Brown and Ethan Hall tied for fifth with times of 22.76.
Ball State swept the 200 IM with Bridgette Ruehl clocking a season-best 2:12.59 and Michael Weber earning a 1:56.78. MacKenzie Imbro came in third and Larah Beaver finished fifth with times of 2:15.10 and 2:17.31 respectively. Conner Snare and Jonathan McCormick turned in times of 2:03.12 and 2:05.98 to round out the men’s race.
Drew Tharp took home the 200 fly with a time of 1:55.51, while Mallory Miles also took the top spot with a 2:08.78. Jonathan McCormick finished third in the race with a time of 2:05.53 while Ethan Hall finished third with a time of 2:04.26. Emily Wisolek finished third in the women’s race clocking a 2:05.61.
The Cardinals took both 200 back events with Jackie Igelsias clocking a 2:10.34 and Weber coming in at 1:56.23. Larah Beaver took home second with a time of 2:12.66. Tucker Hale and Drew Sullenbarger finished third and fifth with times of 2:00.51 and 2:03.03, respectively.
Nicholas Stevens captured first place in the 500 free with a time of 4:50.33. Lamb earned third with a time of 4:54.88, while Fenning turned in a season-best 5:00.23 for fifth place. Morris earned the last individual win for the Cardinals on the night in the 200 breast with a time of 2:10.29. Conner Snare finished in second place with a 2:17.26, while David Wood earned fifth with a 5:19.54.
Ahmad won the 200 breast with a 2:25.21 while Stacey Wierman right behind in second with a 2:25.21. Iglesias swam in the event for the first time this season and clocked a 2:36.09.
The 400 free relay of Richter, Pitsas, Mattson and Beaver clocked a 3:36.12 for first place, while Hale, Tharp, Smith and Oaks turned in a 3:12.82 for second place.
In the men’s 3-meter diving, Jake Brehmer came out on top with a score of 259.50, while Evan Becker finished second at 216.90. In the women’s 1-meter diving event, Madie Zirzow came in second with a 276.75 while Natalie Grissom finished third at 236.47. In the 3-meter, Zirzow earned second and Natalie Grissom came in third with scores of 258.00 and 242.62, respectively.
Jillian Bischoff came in second in the 200 free with a time of 1:58.63, while Wierman turned in a 2:01.14 for fourth place. Kayla Hussey finished sixth at 2:02.84. In the 50 free, Cori Vormohr turned in a 25.13 for second place, while Przybylinski earned third with a 25.38. Dana Graunke was right behind in fourth place with a 25.67. In the 100 free, Jackson turned in her second season-best of the night with a 54.39 for second place. Elaine Pitsas and Sumaiyah Ahmad came in third and fourth with times of 55.33 and 56.15. Richter swam in the 500 free for the first time this season and turned in a 5:10.07 effort for second place. Mattson and Hussey finished third and fifth with times of 5:23.99 and 5:27.46.
The women are back in action Saturday, Feb. 2 when they travel to Miami for a 1 p.m. meet. The men will travel to the Butler Invitational this Sunday, Jan. 27. Check ballstatesports.com for more updates and information on swimming and diving.