Tommie Sports - Men's Swimming and Diving

Men's Swim-Dive tops Gusties

W, 155-86
at Gustavus (M), January 26, 2013

The Tommie men and women's swimming and diving teams wrapped up rare unbeaten regular seasons on Saturday with road victories in a dual meet with Gustavus.

The Tommie men outscored the Gusties, 155.5-86.5, while the Tommie women edged Gustavus 131.1-111.5.

St. Thomas won nine of 13 men's events to outscore the strong Gusties.

UST won the 400 free relay in 1:28.03 with Max Hubbard, Lucas Brandt,Brian Huls and Sam Rauchwarter.

Rauchwarter (1:45.31), Griffin Voss (1:47.34) and Chris Tri (1:49.89) placed 1-2-3 in the 200 free. Rauchwarter (48.13) and Ben Henrickson (48.66) placed 1-2 in the 100 free; Michael Lanz (2:01.32) and Ethan Nimens (2:01.88) placed 1-2 in the 200 IM; Henrickson won the 50 free (21.76); Lanz (52.01), Evan Ecklund (53.84), Hubbard (54.81) and Matt Rippentrop (55.40) placed 1-2-3-4 in the 100 fly; Nick Johnson won three-meter diving  (292.80) and took second in one-meter (237.30); Justin Mullee won the 100 back (55.48); Tri won the 500 free (4:52.60).

Runner-up individual finishes were posted by Dane Washenberger in the 1000 free (10:44.55) and Maxwell Hamilton in the 100 breast (1:01.96).

The Gustie women won seven of 13 events but St. Thomas' depth pulled them through.

St. Thomas won the 200 medley relay in 1:49.21 with four sophomores -- Meghan Talbot, Emily Punyko, Maiann Kukielka and Averi Splinter.

Elise Guenther won the 1000 free in 10:56.65; Casey Nightingale won one-meter diving with a 212.70 score; Katherine  Becker took first in three-meter diving with a score of 211.55; Kukielka won the 100 fly in 59.13; Hayley Trace (1:01.39) and Talbot (1:01.99) placed 1-2 in the 100 back.

Other runner-up individual finishes came from Katie Bromback in the 200 IM (2:16.62) and in the 100 fly (1:01.02); Erin Hogan in the 100 free (54.57); Guenther in the 500 free (5:21.30); Nightengale in three-meter diving (196.35); and Punyko in the 100 breast (1:07.41).

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