Andison's NCAA A-Standard Leads DU's Three School Records on Opening Day of Tennessee Invite
Two-time All-American Bailey Andison turns in 1:54.38 to earn A-Standard in 200 IM
Nov. 30, 2017
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Sophomore Sid Farber (Portland, Ore.) set the 50 free school record three times in one day, junior Bailey Andison (Smiths Falls, Ontario) broke the 200 IM school record and earned the program’s first NCAA A Standard of the season and senior Maddie Myers (Arvada, Colo.) tied her own school record in the 500 free to lead the University of Denver men’s and women’s swimming and diving team on day one of three at the 2017 University of Tennessee Invitational at the Jones Aquatic Center. Denver combined for 23 NCAA Standards on Thursday.
Sophomore distance swimmer Colin Gilbert (Kamloops, B.C.) added an individual event win for the Pioneers with a 4:16.32 in the 500 free.
Denver’s third event win came in the men’s 200 free relay as the quartet finished in 1:17.66, 0.04 seconds off both the Denver school record and the NCAA’s 2018 automatic qualifying standard in the event. Farber led off the race by breaking the 50 free school record for the second time on Thursday with a 19.25. Farber’s swim was followed by senior Anton Loncar (Hillsboro, Ore.), redshirt-freshman Stephen Calkins (Calgary, Alberta) and freshman Cameron Auchinachie (Binghamton, N.Y.), to lead the Pioneers to their first win of the weekend by 0.02 seconds.
Following Thursday morning’s prelims, Denver opened the night with a fifth place finish in the women’s 200 free relay. Senior Morgan Wice-Roslin (Colorado Springs, Colo.), senior Morgan McCormick (Golden, Colo.), junior Lauren Moden (Parker, Colo.) and freshman Aysia Leckie (Georgetown, Ontario) combined for a time of 1:31.40. Denver’s men’s 200 free relay was one of two relays to record an NCAA B Standard in the race in the Pioneers’ first victory of the night.
After Myers finished third in the prelims (4:46.53) Thursday morning in the 500 free, the Denver senior improved her time by over three seconds on Thursday night, touching the wall in second in the race after tying both her personal best and school record in the event with a 4:43.43. Denver had three swimmers in the 500 free A-Final on Thursday. Junior Annelyse Tullier (Dallas, Texas) and sophomore Andi Johnston (Fort Collins, Colo.) combined for 24 points with sixth (4:47.36) and eighth (4:55.17) place finishes, respectively. Myers and Tullier’s times were both NCAA B Standards.
On the men’s side, Gilbert turned in the top time in the prelims (4:20.98) and then improved his time later Thursday by 4.66 seconds, turning in a finals time of 4:16.32 to take the race by just less than three seconds. Gilbert’s time was an NCAA B Standard, and was good enough to qualify for last year’s NCAA Championships. Junior Kyle Ewoldt (Gilbert, Ariz.) chipped in six points with a third place finish in the B-Final of the 500 free with a time of 4:26.95.
Andison won Denver’s third event in the first five of the night with a victory in the women’s 200 IM. Andison was fifth in Thursday morning’s prelims (1:58.73), but improved her time by 4.35 seconds and four places in the race with a school record and NCAA A Standard 1:54.38 to take the race by 1.09 seconds. Andison held the previous school record at 1:55.21.
Sophomore Neil Wachtler (Waco, Texas) qualified for the A-Final in the men’s 200 IM, earning 12 points for the Pioneers with a seventh place finish and a time of 1:48.40. Freshman Adriel Sanes (Rosharon, Texas) won the C-Final and gave Denver its second NCAA B Standard in the event with a 1:49.05.
Wice-Roslin and Moden recorded a pair of NCAA B Standards in the women’s 50 free, turning in times of 22.97 and 22.90, respectively.
All four members of Denver’s 200 free relay scored points in Thursday night’s 50 free individual race on Thursday. After winning this morning’s prelims, Farber broke the 50 free school record for the third time in nine hours, but finished second, clocking in at 19.23. Loncar tied for third with a 19.91, and Calkins touched fifth in 20 seconds flat. Auchinachie rounded out the top-10 with a second place finish in the B-Final in 19.89. Farber’s time in the 50 free final was good enough for qualification to the 2017 NCAA Championships.
Denver reached the podium in the women’s 400 medley relay when McCormick, Andison, Bradley and Moden combined for a time of 3:37.43 to finish third. The Pioneers’ capped off their successful opening night with a second place finish in the men’s 400 medley relay. Loncar, freshman Cy Jager (Moscow, Idaho), Calkins and Farber combined for a time of 3:11.27. Wachtler, Sanes, sophomore Peter Webster (Odense, Denmark) and Auchinachie picked up 22 additional points for the men’s program with a 3:15.08 to finish eighth.
In Denver’s final two races of the night, McCormick (54.05), Loncar (46.06) and Wachtler (47.87) all recorded NCAA B Standards in the 100 back in the leadoff legs of the 400 medley relay.
Freshman Turner Dobbs (Evanston, Ill.) led Denver’s men’s divers in the 3-meter with an 11th-place finish to earn six points. On the women’s side, sophomore Sammy Walker (Los Gatos, Calif.) also finished 11th and received six points to lead Denver.
The Pioneers are back in action Friday for day two of three of the Tennessee Invitational.
Results Through Event 12 of 42
 Tennessee – 369.5
[-] Penn - 247
[RV] Denver – 222.5
[-] Duke - 181
[ 22] North Carolina - 116
[D2: 24] Carson Newman - 60
 Tennessee - 327
[RV] Duke - 266
 North Carolina - 245
[-] Denver - 183
[-] Penn - 106
[D2: 18] Carson Newman - 44
[-] Marshall - 41
Thursday’s Event Final Wins
Colin Gilbert -500 Free Finals – 4:16.32
Bailey Andison – 200 IM Finals – 1:54.38
Thursday’s School Records
Sid Farber – 50 Free Prelims – 19.35
Sid Farber – 50 Free (Leadoff Leg of 200 Free Relay Finals) – 19.25
Maddie Myers – 500 Free Finals – 4:43.43 (tied her previous school record)
Bailey Andison – 200 IM Finals – 1:54.38
Sid Farber – 50 Free Finals – 19.23
Thursday’s NCAA Standards
Bailey Andison – 200 IM – 1:54.38 – NCAA A Standard
Maddie Myers – 500 Free Prelims – 4:46.53 – NCAA B Standard
Colin Gilbert – 500 Free Prelims – 4:20.98 – NCAA B Standard
Bailey Andison – 200 IM Prelims – 1:58.73 – NCAA B Standard
Neil Wachtler – 200 IM Prelims – 1:47.91 – NCAA B Standard
Sid Farber – 50 Free Prelims – 19.35 – NCAA B Standard
Anton Loncar – 50 Free Prelims – 20.02 – NCAA B Standard
Stephen Calkins – 50 Free Prelims – 20.02 - NCAA B Standard
Farber, Loncar, Auchinachie and Calkins – 200 Free Relay Finals – 1:17.66 – NCAA B Standard
Maddie Myers – 500 Free Finals – 4:43.43 – NCAA B Standard
Annelyse Tullier – 500 Free Finals – 4:47.36 – NCAA B Standard
Colin Gilbert -500 Free Finals – 4:16.32 –NCAA B Standard
Neil Wachtler – 200 IM Finals – 1:48.40 – NCAA B Standard
Adriel Sanes – 200 IM Finals – 1:49.05 – NCAA B Standard
Morgan Wice-Roslin – 50 Free Finals – 22.97 – NCAA B Standard
Lauren Moden – 50 Free Finals – 22.90 – NCAA B Standard
Sid Farber – 50 Free Finals – 19.23 – NCAA B Standard
Anton Loncar – 50 Free Finals – 19.91 – NCAA B Standard
Stephen Calkins – 50 Free Finals – 20.00 – NCAA B Standard
Cameron Auchinachie – 50 Free Finals – 19.89 – NCAA B Standard
Morgan McCormick – 400 Medley Relay Finals – 54.05 (100 Back) – NCAA B Standard
Anton Loncar – 400 Medley Relay Finals – 46.06 (100 Back) – NCAA B Standard
Neil Wachtler – 400 Medley Relay Finals – 47.87 (100 Back) – NCAA B Standard
UP NEXT: Denver will head back to Florida for its Winter Training Trip before capping off the trip with a quad meet at Florida Atlantic on December 20.
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