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Loncar Wins 100 Back, Pioneers Claim 33 NCAA Standards on Night Two in Tennessee

Dec. 1, 2017

Results | 2017-18 Schedule

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Senior Anton Loncar (Hillsboro, Ore.) won the 100 back to claim Denver’s first event victory of the night and its fourth of the weekend to lead the University of Denver men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs on night two of three at the 2017 University of Tennessee Invitational at the Jones Aquatic Center.

Denver’s men moved up to second place with a good finish to Friday night’s events, while the Denver women maintained their spot in fourth heading into tomorrow’s final day. Denver captured 33 NCAA B Standards on Friday, bringing its total to 56 on the weekend.

Results Through Event 28 of 42

Men’s Teams

[15] Tennessee – 830.5

[RV] Denver – 533.5

[-] Penn - 472

[-] Duke - 399

[22] North Carolina - 320

[D2: 24] Carson Newman - 138

Women’s Teams


 

 

[7] Tennessee - 749

[RV] Duke - 559

[21] North Carolina - 519

[-] Denver - 459

[-] Penn - 236

[-] Marshall - 110

[D2: 18] Carson Newman - 91 

After another successful morning of preliminary races, the Pioneers opened Friday night with a third place finish in the women’s 200 medley relay. Senior Morgan McCormick (Golden, Colo.), junior Bailey Andison (Smiths Falls, Ontario), senior Heidi Bradley (Victoria, B.C.) and junior Lauren Moden (Parker, Colo.) combined for a third place finish in 1:38.20.

On the men’s side, Denver’s 200 medley relay finished second with a time of 1:26.82. Loncar freshman Cy Jager (Moscow, Idaho), redshirt-freshman Stephen Calkins (Calgary, Alberta) and sophomore Sid Farber (Portland, Ore.) swam the runner-up A-Relay for the Pioneers.  

Andison began her individual races on Friday night with a runner-up finish in the women’s 400 IM, clocking in at 4:06.10. Myers turned in an NCAA B Standard of her own in the race to finish fourth in the A-Final with a time of 4:12.76. Freshman Emily Vandenberg (Ajax, Ontario) rounded out the scoring in the 400 IM with a time of 4:25.82.

Denver had three swimmers score Friday night in the men’s 400 IM as well. Junior Kyle Ewoldt (Gilbert, Ariz.) reached the podium with a third place finish in 3:51.37, an NCAA B mark. Senior Alex Walton (Boulder, Colo.) also swam in the A-Final, finishing in seventh with a time of 3:59.37. Freshman Trent Panzera (Gauteng, South Africa) rounded out the Pioneers scoring in the event, finishing in 3:57.53.

Bradley turned in an NCAA B Standard time of 53.74 (sixth) in the 100 fly on Friday to lead a quartet of swimmers who scored for the Pioneers in the event. Sophomore Josie Valette (Boulder, Colo.) touched eighth in the A-Final to give Denver 11 points with a time of 54.86. Sophomore Kylie Cronin (Marblehead, Mass.) and freshman Deniz Ozkan (Istanbul, Turkey) combined for nine points with 12th (54.54) and 13th (54.75) place finals finishes, respectively.

Farber led a group of four Pioneers in the B-Final of the men’s 100 fly with an NCAA B Standard time of 48.10 to place ninth. Sophomore Peter Webster (Odense, Denmark) finished 12th (5 points – 49.29), senior Ben Ussery (Austin, Texas) touched 15th (49.57) and junior Graham Walker (Nairobi, Kenya) finished 16th (49.75).

In freestyle, freshman Aysia Leckie (Georgetown, Ontario) earned her spot on the podium with a third place finish in the 200 free at 1:48.23. Junior Annelyse Tullier (Dallas, Texas) touched fourth in the race in a time of 1:48.54. In the B-Final, sophomore Andi Johnston (Fort Collins, Colo.) touched first (ninth overall) with a time of 1:48.54. Senior Morgan Wice-Roslin (Colorado Springs, Colo.) rounded out the scoring in the event for the women’s program with a 14th place finish in 1:51.22.

In the prelims on Friday, Denver had four men’s swimmers qualify for the A-Final in the 200 free. Calkins led the Pioneers with a second place finish in Friday night’s finals with a time of 1:35.78. Sophomore Colin Gilbert (Kamloops, B.C.) touched third at 1:35.92, senior Ray Bornman (Mackay, Queensland) reached the wall in 1:37.22 to finish sixth and sophomore Hugo Sykes (Weston, Conn.) finished eighth with a time of 1:38.32. All four of Denver’s men’s swimmers reached NCAA B Standards Friday.

Freshman Charlotte Simon (Saint Remy, France) led the Pioneers in the women’s 100 breast with a seventh place finish and an NCAA B Standard time of 1:02.46. Vandenberg earned Denver five points with a 12th place finish (1:02.74) and junior Courtney Laird (Overland Park, Kan.) finished right behind her in 13th with a time of 1:03.07.

On the men’s side, Jager reached the A-Final and earned Denver 11 points with a 55.12 to finish eighth. Freshman Adriel Sanes (Rosharon, Texas) won the B-Final in 55.26. Both of Denver’s student-athletes earned NCAA B marks for their performances.

Denver scored 14 points in the women’s 100 back on Friday night. McCormick finished sixth with a time of 53.56 and Moden qualified for the B-Final and finished 16th overall with a 55.92.

The Pioneers had five swimmers score on the men’s side in the 100 back. Loncar touched the wall in 45.92 to finish first. Sophomore Neil Wachtler (Waco, Texas) finished seventh with a 48.02 and freshman Cameron Auchinachie (Binghamton, N.Y.) also competed in the A-Final and finished eighth with a 48.14. In the B-Final, senior Jared Smith (Boulder City, Nev.) was fourth (12th overall – 48.84) and freshman Emmett Wayte (Seattle, Wash.) earned three points with a sixth place finish in the B-Final (14th overall – 49.61).

The Denver 800 free relay group of senior Maddie Myers (Arvada, Colo.), Leckie, Tullier and McCormick finished third in the final women’s event of the night with a time of 7:14.44.

Calkins, Gilbert, Sykes and Bornman earned 34 points for the Pioneers with a second place finish in the men’s 800 free relay. The Denver quartet finished in 6:30.63. Gilbert’s leadoff leg of 1:37.29 was good enough for Denver’s final NCAA B Standard of the night.

In diving on Friday, freshman Jake Ryor (Naperville, Ill.) rounded out the top-10 in the men’s 1-meter dive with a score of 247.95. Sophomore Sammy Walker (Los Gatos, Calif.) led the Denver women in the 3-meter dive on Friday with a final tally of 242.30.

Friday’s Event Final Wins

Anton Loncar – 100 Back – 45.92

Friday’s NCAA Standards

Bailey Andison – 400 IM Prelims – 4:13.53 – NCAA B Standard

Maddie Myers – 400 IM Prelims – 4:15.42 – NCAA B Standard

Kyle Ewoldt – 400 IM Prelims – 3:51.64 – NCAA B Standard

Heidi Bradley – 100 Fly Prelims – 53.62 – NCAA B Standard

Josie Valette – 100 Fly Prelims – 54.07 – NCAA B Standard

Morgan McCormick – 100 Fly Prelims – 54.37 – NCAA B Standard

Stephen Calkins – 200 Free Prelims – 1:35.46 – NCAA B Standard

Colin Gilbert – 200 Free Prelims – 1:36.92 – NCAA B Standard

Ray Bornman – 200 Free Prelims – 1:37.36 – NCAA B Standard

Hugo Sykes – 200 Free Prelims – 1:37.57 – NCAA B Standard

Bailey Andison – 100 Breast Prelims – 1:01.10 – NCAA B Standard

Charlotte Simon – 100 Breast Prelims – 1:02.21 – NCAA B Standard

Cy Jager – 100 Breast Prelims – 55.04 – NCAA B Standard

Morgan McCormick – 100 Back Prelims – 54.39 – NCAA B Standard

Anton Loncar – 100 Back Prelims – 46.18 – NCAA B Standard

Neil Wachtler – 100 Back Prelims – 47.78 – NCAA B Standard

Cameron Auchinachie – 100 Back Prelims – 48.13 – NCAA B Standard

Bailey Andison – 400 IM Finals – 4:06.10 – NCAA B Standard (good enough to qualify in ’17)

Maddie Myers 400 IM Finals – 4:12.76 – NCAA B Standard

Kyle Ewoldt – 400 IM Finals – 3:51.37 – NCAA B Standard

Heidi Bradley – 100 Fly Finals – 53.74 – NCAA B Standard

Sid Farber – 100 Fly Finals – 48.10 – NCAA B Standard

Stephen Calkins – 200 Free Finals – 1:35.78 – NCAA B Standard

Colin Gilbert – 200 Free Finals – 1:35.92 – NCAA B Standard

Ray Bornman – 200 Free Finals – 1:37.22 – NCAA B Standard

Charlotte Simon – 100 Breast Finals – 1:02.46 – NCAA B Standard

Cy Jager – 100 Breast Finals – 55.12 – NCAA B Standard

Adriel Sanes – 100 Breast Finals – 55.26 – NCAA B Standard

Morgan McCormick – 100 Back Finals – 53.56 – NCAA B Standard

Anton Loncar – 100 Back Finals – 45.92 – NCAA B Standard (good enough to qualify in ’17)

Neil Wachtler – 100 Back Finals – 48.02 – NCAA B Standard

Cameron Auchinachie – 100 Back Finals – 48.14 – NCAA B Standard

Colin Gilbert - 800 Free Relay Finals - 1:37.29 (200 Free – opening leg) – 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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