SIOUX FALLS, SD — South Dakota swimming and diving set four school records and 10 new grades in the school’s all-time top 10 lists on the second Friday day of the Augustana Invitational at Midco Aquatic Center.
The Coyotes won six of the eight individual swim events on day two as the women’s team leads the team standings and the men go into the final day of competition on Saturday in second place.
Tatum O’Sheaa newbie, and Jack Berdahla sophomore, swam to the top of the South Dakota school charts as a sophomore Adam Fisher twice he lowered his already owned school record time back to the 100s.
The Coyotes finished Friday’s competition by winning the 400-medley relay event, with both men and women setting school records.
O’Shea led the women’s foursome when he joined Taylor Buehr, Cassie Kettering and Emily Kahn clocking 3:44.34 to win the race.
Adam FisherBerdahl, Mack Sather and Zachary Kopp Time 3:14.44 to win the men’s race and etch their names in the school record book.
O’Shea became the first Coyote ever to break the 55-second barrier in the 100 backstroke when she touched in a school record time of 54.99 and won the finals.
Berdahl, meanwhile, set his school record in the 100 breast heats with 54.14 before finishing third in the finals with 54.80. teammate Grant Wolner finished second in the finals in 54.59, a time that’s good for second all-time.
Fisher, who set the school record in the 100 fly on Thursday, broke the 49-second barrier twice in Friday’s 100 back, hitting a 48.81 in heats and then leading a 1-2 Coyote in the finals with 48.12 -Finish on . Kopp, a senior who ranks second on the school’s all-time charts at this event, posted a personal best of 49.03 in the heats and 49.59 while finishing second in the finals.
A quartet of newcomers recorded individual wins for South Dakota as fifth graders on Friday Alex Thomasa transfer from Saint Bonaventure, joined a trio of newcomers – Camilla Brogger-Andersen, Jacob Ketterling and Buhr – in the circle of winners.
Thomas clocked 1:39.04 when he won the 200 Free, a time that ranks third all-time.
Brogger-Andersen, Thursday’s 500 Free winner, won Friday’s 200 Free in 1:50.05, moving into the Coyote Top 10 for third all-time.
Ketterling won the 400 IM in 4:04.03 and ranks seventh on the top 10 charts, while Buhr claimed the 100 breaststroke in 1:02.51, just behind her provisional time of 1:02.27, which ranks second all-time.
The final day on Saturday starts with the heats at 9:30 am and the finals at 5:00 pm