Swimming & Diving


Denver Sets Four School Records and Earns NCAA A Standard on Final Night in Tennessee

Dec. 2, 2017

Results | 2017-18 Schedule

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Denver men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs combined for four new school records, and the men’s 200 free relay swam their way to NCAA Qualification in a time trail on Saturday in the final day of the 2017 University of Tennessee Invitational at the Jones Aquatic Center.

Sophomore Sid Farber (Portland, Ore.), senior Anton Loncar (Hillsboro, Ore.), freshman Cameron Auchinachie (Binghamton, N.Y.) and redshirt-freshman Stephen Calkins (Calgary, Alberta) started off Saturday with a bang, breaking the school record and earning an NCAA Qualifying time of 1:17.61. Farber had a hand in his second broken school record during the finals Saturday night, finishing the 100 free in 42.56 to take the record by more than a half a second.  

Sophomore Josie Valette (Boulder, Colo.) and senior Heidi Bradley (Victoria, B.C.) both beat the previous eight-year old school record in the 200 fly, with Valette edging out her teammate with a 1:58.78.

The new men’s 400 free relay school record beat its predecessor by 2.04 seconds as the quartet of Calkins, senior Ray Bornman (Mackay, Queensland), Auchinachie and Farber combined for a 2:52.52, just over four tenths of a second off the NCAA A Standard.

As a program, Denver turned in 25 NCAA Standards on Saturday to bring its total up to 81 for the three-day weekend in Knoxville.

Final Results



Men’s Teams

[15] Tennessee – 1248.5

[RV] Denver – 740

 [-] Penn - 713

 [-] Duke - 592

[22] North Carolina – 423.5

[D2: 24] Carson Newman - 167

Women’s Teams

[7] Tennessee - 1075

[RV] Duke - 807

[21] North Carolina - 766

[-] Denver - 649

[-] Penn - 346

[-] Marshall - 167

 [D2: 18] Carson Newman – 121

Denver opened the final night of finals competition with three women’s swimmers scoring for the Pioneers in the 1650 free. Senior Maddie Myers (Arvada, Colo.) led the trio with a third place finish in 16:30.79, just two-tenths of a second off the NCAA B Standard. Sophomore Andi Johnston (Fort Collins, Colo.) finished sixth in the distance race (16:35.06) and senior Karly Haraden (Ballston Spa, N.Y.) touched 15th with a time of 17:07.33.

In the men’s distance race sophomore Colin Gilbert (Kamloops, B.C.) reached the final wall in fifth with an NCAA B Standard time of 15:14.84. Sophomore Jesse Haraden (Ballston Spa, N.Y.) finished 11th with a time of 15:40.29, senior Alex Walton (Boulder, Colo.) earned five points with a 12th place finish (15:42.33) and junior Kyle Ewoldt (Gilbert, Ariz.) finished 14th to round out the Pioneers’ scorers (15:48.58).

Senior Morgan McCormick (Golden, Colo.) reached the podium in the women’s 200 back with a second place finish in the A-Final and an NCAA B Standard time of 1:54.02.

Loncar won the men’s 200 back, one of four swimmers to score on the men’s side in the event. Loncar led Denver’s three NCAA B Standards in the event with a 1:40.87, after his 1:39.75 in the prelims that was less than a half a second off the school record. Sophomore Neil Wachtler (Waco, Texas) finished seventh in the A-Final with a 1:46.23. Senior Jared Smith (Boulder City, Nev.) won the B-Final to finish ninth overall with an NCAA B Standard of 1:45.97, and freshman Emmett Wayte (Seattle, Wash.) rounded out Denver’s scorers in the 200 back with a 14th place finish in 1:49.97.

In the only freestyle short race of the day, Denver’s women’s program had two swimmers score in the 100 free. Junior Lauren Moden (Parker, Colo.) and sophomore Sarah Lingen (Maple Grove, Minn.) combined for nine points with 11th (49.71) and 14th (50.67) place finishes, respectively.

On the men’s side, Farber set the school record with a 42.56 to earn 17 points and an NCAA B Standard. Calkins continued his impressive first season in the water with the Pioneers, turning in a 43.22 to finish third. Auchinachie won the B-Final to finish ninth overall with an NCAA B Standard of 43.90, and Bornman picked up 5.5 points with a tie for 11th overall, finishing in 44.51.

Junior Bailey Andison (Smiths Falls, Ontario) shaved three seconds off of her prelims time to finish second in the 200 breast on Saturday night with a 2:10.83. Freshman Charlotte Simon (Saint Remy, France) continued her impressive weekend with a fourth place finish in the event, clocking in at 2:12.23. Freshman Emily Vandenberg (Ajax, Ontario) and junior Courtney Laird (Overland Park, Kan.) recorded points out of the B-Final, finishing in 10th (2:16.20) and 16th (2:20.66), respectively.

Freshman Adriel Sanes (Rosharon, Texas) led the Pioneers in the men’s 200 breast in the A-Final, finishing in fifth (1:58.85). Freshman Cy Jager (Moscow, Idaho) and classmate Anthony Nosack (Beaverton, Ore.) combined for five points, taking 14th and 15th overall.

Valette and Bradley finished fourth and fifth in the 200 fly in their swims that were both under the previous school record held by Melissa Greeves (1:59.05 – 2009). Valette’s time is the one that will go into the record books, as the Denver sophomore finished in 1:58.78. Bradley was a couple tenths behind her teammate with a 1:59.01, as the two combined for 29 points in the meet. Sophomore Kylie Cronin (Marblehead, Mass.) scored for Denver, finishing third in the B-Final (11th overall – 2:02.22).

Ewoldt led Denver in the men’s race with an eighth place finish (1:48.33). Junior Graham Walker (Nairobi, Kenya) finished second in the B-Final (10th overall) with a 1:49.33 and senior Ben Ussery (Austin, Texas) clocked in at 1:50.21 to finish 15th overall.

The 400 free relays were the final two events of the weekend in Knoxville. Moden, McCormick, Lingen and freshman Aysia Leckie (Georgetown, Ontario) combined for a 3:20.36 to finish fourth on the women’s side. Denver’s B-Relay earned 28 more points with a fifth place finish in the event as Andison, Bradley, senior Morgan Wice-Roslin (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and junior Annelyse Tullier (Dallas, Texas) turned in a 3:20.63.

Denver’s new school record was good enough for second in the men’s 400 free relay to end the weekend.

Saturday’s Event Final Wins

Anton Loncar – 200 Back Finals – 1:40.87

Saturday’s School Records

Farber, Loncar, Auchinachie, Calkins – 200 Free Relay Time Trial – 1:17.61

Sid Farber – 100 Free Finals – 42.56

Josie Valette – 200 Fly Finals – 1:58.78

Calkins, Bornman, Auchinachie and Farber – 400 Free Relay – 2:52.52

Saturday’s NCAA Standards

Faber, Loncar, Auchinachie, Calkins – 200 Free Relay Time Trial – 1:17.61 – NCAA A Standard

Morgan McCormick – 200 Back Prelims – 1:55.25 – NCAA B Standard

Anton Loncar – 200 Back Prelims – 1:39.75 – NCAA B Standard

Sid Farber – 100 Free Prelims – 43.17 – NCAA B Standard

Stephen Calkins – 100 Free Prelims – 43.41 – NCAA B Standard

Charlotte Simon – 200 Breast Prelims – 2:13.74 – NCAA B Standard

Bailey Andison – 200 Breast Prelims – 2:13.85 – NCAA B Standard

Adriel Sanes – 200 Breast Prelims – 1:58.76 – NCAA B Standard

Josie Valette – 200 Fly Prelims – 1:59.12 – NCAA B Standard

Colin Gilbert – 1650 Free Finals – 15:14.84 – NCAA B Standard

Morgan McCormick – 200 Back Finals – 1:54.02 – NCAA B Standard

Anton Loncar – 200 Back Finals – 1:40.87 – NCAA B Standard

Neil Wachtler – 200 Back Finals – 1:46.23 – NCAA B Standard

Jared Smith – 200 Back Finals – 1:45.97 – NCAA B Standard

Lauren Moden – 100 Free Finals – 49.71 – NCAA B Standard

Sid Farber – 100 Free Finals – 42.56 – NCAA B Standard

Stephen Calkins – 100 Free Finals – 43.22 – NCAA B Standard

Cameron Auchinachie – 100 Free Finals – 43.90 – NCAA B Standard

Bailey Andison – 200 Breast Finals – 2:10.83 – NCAA B Standard

Charlotte Simon – 200 Breast Finals – 2:12.23 – NCAA B Standard

Adriel Sanes – 200 Breast Finals – 1:58.85 – NCAA B Standard

Josie Valette – 200 Fly Finals – 1:58.78 – NCAA B Standard

Heidi Bradley – 200 Fly Finals – 1:59.01 – NCAA B Standard

Calkins, Bornman, Auchinachie and Farber – 400 Free Relay Finals – 2:52.52 – NCAA B Standard

Stephen Calkins – 400 Free Relay Finals – 43.34 (100 free) – 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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