DU swim & dive claims fourth straight championship


The DU men’s swimming and diving program claimed its fourth consecutive Summit League Championship title while setting four new Summit League records and collecting 15 NCAA B Standards over the four-day championships in Indianapolis, Indiana at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Natatorium on Feb. 15 through Feb. 18.

Denver swept all 34 swimming events throughout the weekend for the first time in its four-year run as Summit League champs. The Pioneers set seven new school records and 16 Summit League Championship records.

The women’s team finished with a ranking of 1052, while the men’s team finished with a ranking of 1060.5. Other schools DU competed against included IUPUI, University of South Dakota, University of Nebraska Omaha, Western Illinois University and Eastern Illinois University.

The Pioneers collected five Summit League Awards. Redshirt-senior Kyle Robrock (Savage, Minnesota) was named Men’s Swimming Championship MVP. Freshman Sid Farber (Portland, Oregon) picked up Newcomer of the Championship. Head Coach Brian Schrader was nominated as Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year. For the women, senior Johanna Roas (Munich, Germany) was named Swimming Championship MVP and Schrader was also elected Swimming Coach of the Year.

In the men’s 400 meter relay, Farber, Robrock, Patrick Guillroy (Meadows Place, Texas) and Hugo Skyes (Westplace, Connecticut) broke an eight-year Summit League record, finishing with a time of 2:55.40.

During the third night of the Summit League Championships, the women’s 400 medley relay consisting of junior Morgan McCormick (Golden, Colorado), sophomore Bailey Andison (Smith Falls, Ontario), junior Heidi Bradley (Victoria, British Columbia) and Roas snapped the previously held Summit League record by 2.5 seconds and the school record by 7.6 seconds to earn a time of 3:33.85.

On the second night of competition, the men’s 200 free relay finished with the 10th-fastest time in the country this year, an NCAA A Standard time and set a new school and Summit League record in the process. Farber, Robrock, junior Anton Loncar (Hillsboro, Oregon) and senior Tim Cottam (Sydney, Australia) combined for a time of 1:17.62.

Andison broke her previous Summit League Championships record in the 200 IM with a time of 1:56.26, earning an NCAA B Standard in the event.

Denver hosts the Pentathlon trials in the El Pomar Natatorium on Feb. 23.

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