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Denver Drops Duals at Nationally-Ranked Minnesota

Jan. 13, 2018

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MINNEAPOLIS – The University of Denver men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs picked up six event wins, three apiece, but fell to nationally ranked Minnesota on Saturday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. 

Senior Morgan McCormick (Golden, Colo.) recorded an NCAA B Standard in the 200 back and sophomore Sid Farber (Portland, Ore.) turned in another provisional time in the 50 free.

Men’s Scores (CSCAA/CollegeSwimming.com)

[22/26] Minnesota - 195

[23/23] Denver - 105

Women’s Scores

[16/12] Minnesota - 196

[-/26] Denver – 104

Denver’s top-two relays finished 2-3 in the women’s 200 medley relay. McCormick, junior Bailey Andison (Smiths Falls, Ontario), senior Heidi Bradley (Victoria, B.C.) and junior Lauren Moden (Parker, Colo.) turned in a time of 1:42.74, while junior Annelyse Tullier (Dallas, Texas), junior Courtney Laird (Overland Park, Kan.), sophomore Kylie Cronin (Marblehead, Mass.) and senior Morgan Wice-Roslin (Colorado Springs, Colo.) finished third with a 1:45.94.

Denver top-two men’s 200 medley relays also finished second and third in the event as senior Anton Loncar (Hillsboro, Ore.), freshman Cy Jager (Moscow, Idaho), redshirt-freshman Stephen Calkins (Calgary, Alberta) and Farber combined for a 1:29.89, 0.5 seconds off the winning time. Sophomore Neil Wachtler (Waco, Texas), freshman Adriel Sanes (Rosharon, Texas), sophomore Peter Webster (Odense, Denmark) and freshman Cameron Auchinachie (Binghamton, N.Y.) finished third with a 1:32.27.

In the first of two distance races on Saturday afternoon, senior Maddie Myers (Arvada, Colo.) led the Pioneers in the women’s 1650 free with a 17:00.51. Sophomore Colin Gilbert (Kamloops, B.C.) led Denver on the men’s side with a 15:42.87.

Calkins picked up Denver’s first win of the duals with a 1:39.53 in the 200 free to edge out Minnesota’s Timothy Sates by 0.13 seconds.

In the women’s 100 back, McCormick grabbed second and Moden took third to earn Denver points. McCormick clocked in at 55.21, while Moden finished in 58.11.

Denver swept the podium in the men’s 100 back. Loncar took the top spot with a 49.13, Wachtler was behind him with a 50.01 and senior Jared Smith (Boulder City, Nev.) finished third, turning in a 50.27.

Moden grabbed the first win for the women on Saturday, taking the 50 free sprint with a 23.62. Sophomore Sarah Lingen (Maple Grove, Minn.) rounded out the podium with a 23.95. Farber and Auchinachie finished second and third in the men’s sprint. Farber clocked in at 19.80, while Auchinachie finished in 21.04.

Freshman Aysia Leckie (Georgetown, Ontario) recorded a 52.63 to lead the Pioneers in the 100 free with a second place finish. Farber led the men, matching Leckie’s second place finish with a 44.86.

McCormick continued her success in the backstroke in her final season with the Pioneers, winning DU’s women’s second event of the afternoon with a 1:58.99 in the 200 back.

Denver’s men’s senior leader in the backstroke didn’t disappoint either, taking first as well with a 1:47.23 in the 200. Smith rounded out the podium with a third place finish in the event, finishing in 1:51.52.

In the next distance race, Myers earned a win in the 500 free, clocking in at 4:56.71. Gilbert finished second on the men’s side to lead the program with a 4:32.90.

The Pioneers grabbed spots 2-4 in the women’s 400 IM. Andison led the trio with a 4:24.17, freshman Uma Knaven (Chapel Hill, N.C.) was right behind her in third with a 4:28.49 and freshman Charlotte Simon (Saint Remy, France) finished fourth with a 4:30.93.

In the final relays of the meet, Denver’s women’s A 400 free relay of Moden, Leckie, Wice-Roslin and McCormick finished second in 3:29.40. On the men’s side, Calkins, senior Ray Bornman (Mackay, Queensland), Auchinachie and Farber touched second in 3:01.28, while Wachtler, sophomore Hugo Sykes (Weston, Conn.), Webster and freshman Jackson Gainer (San Jose, Calif.) rounded out the podium with a 3:06.08.

NCAA B Standards


 

 

Sid Farber – 50 Free – 19.80 – NCAA B Standard

Morgan McCormick – 200 Back – 1:58.99 –NCAA B Standard

Saturday’s Event Winners

Men’s 200 Free – Stephen Calkins – 1:39.53

Men’s 100 Back – Anton Loncar – 49.13

Women’s 50 Free – Lauren Moden – 23.62

Women’s 200 Back  - Morgan McCormick – 1:58.99

Men’s 200 Back – Anton Loncar - 1:47.23

Women’s 500 Free – Maddie Myers – 4:56.71

UP NEXT: Denver returns home next week for its final two home meets of the season January 19-20 at El Pomar Natatorium. Denver will host Colorado Mesa on Friday at 4 p.m., before welcoming Utah on Saturday at 12 p.m. The Pioneers’ will honor their senior class before the meet against Utah on Saturday. 

ALUMNI GIVING CHALLENGE

The University of Denver is holding an alumni giving challenge for the 2017-2018 season in an effort to increase student-athlete alumni participation in the Denver Athletics Annual Fund. The sport with the highest percentage of alumni participation will receive an additional $10,000 of support through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Alumni can make a gift onlineby calling 303-871-2388 during normal business hours or by sending a check to:

Athletics Development Office

Attn: Kaley Rickert

2201 E. Asbury Avenue 

Denver, CO 80208  

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