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South Dakota divers qualify for Zone Championship

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Vermillion, S.D.(KWSN-AM) South Dakota freshman Greysen Hertting and senior Megan Chmielewski qualified for an NCAA Zone Championship in the 1-meter dive during a dual with St. Cloud State Friday inside the DakotaDome. Both will compete in one of five Zone Championships in the spring, which serve as the precursor for the 2014 NCAA Diving Championships.

Hertting and Chmielewski finished first and second, respectively, in both the 1- and 3-meter dives Friday. Hertting turned in the top marks in the Summit League to date with scores of 294.82 in the one meter and 277.80 in the three. Chmielewski scored 268.87 points in the one meter and 235.05 points in the three.

USD sophomore Dustin Gens won both diving events on the men’s side. He scored 262.58 points in the one meter and 318.60 points in the three. The Coyote men also got a pair of victories from junior Colin Krysl who swept the 100- and 200-meter butterfly events with times of 57.92 and 2:11.41, respectively.

Freshmen Sam Schutt and Allie Pfauth earned individual wins on the women’s side. Schutt won the 400-meter freestyle with a time of 4:32.27. She took silver in both the 100- and 200-meter freestyle events. Pfauth out-touched Schutt in the 100 and took first with a time of 1:00.53. Pfauth went on to take second in the 200-meter individual medley (2:27.18).

St. Cloud State won the women’s dual by a score of 162-138 and took the men’s dual 189-109. The Coyotes return to the pool Dec. 7 when they compete at the Rochester Invitational in Minnesota.

Courtsey of USD Athletics

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