HSU Red Wave Swim Teams in Third Place After Day 1 of NSISC Championships

Courtesy Henderson State University Athletics Department

After the first day of competition, the Henderson State men’s and women’s swim teams are in third-place at the New South Intercollegiate Swimming Conference Championships in Cleveland, Miss.

Following three events, the Lady Red Wave has 111 points with Delta State leading the meet with 178 points while Ouachita Baptist is second with 120 points. Drury is currently in fourth-place with 31 points with Bellarmine rounding out the field with 30 points.

The women’s 800 freestyle relay began the four day event with the Henderson quartet of Desi Lobuono, Paige Sherman, Pheobe Campbell and Kayla Bertalot placing third in a time of 7:50.18. The Lady Red Wave also had a foursome place fourth in the event as the team of Victoria Culliver, Erin Beu, Mary Allison Andrews and Jeanne Miller turned in a time of 7:52.13 to score 14 points.

In the women’s 200 medley relay, Chelsea Leary, Melissa Ralston, Hannah Weise and Lauren Sutton scored 34 points by placing second in a NCAA “B” cut time of 1:45.73. 

The NCAA automatic “A” cut qualifying time for the 200 medley relay is 1:43.30. A “B” cut time is a NCAA Division II provisional time. If not enough teams achieve the automatic “A” cut time, then teams that have “B” cut times will be selected to compete in the NCAA Division II National Championships. 

Also having a “B” cut qualifying time was the team of Errika Dominguez, Camille Leary, Andrews and Beu, finishing the event with a time of 1:47.92 to place fifth. 

The lone individual event of the day was the 1000 yard freestyle with Alex Walton scoring seven points by placing 10th with a time of 11:08.76, while teammate Paige Greenwood was 11th with a time of 11:23.23. 

In the men’s championship, Delta State leads the meet with 146 points, while Missouri S&T is in second (144) and Henderson State in third with 110 points. Ouachita Baptist follows in fourth-place with 98 points, while Drury is fifth (55) and Bellarmine is sixth (30).

The men’s competition began with the 1000 yard free style with Henderson’s Will Parmer placing eighth by touching in with a time of 9:53.44, while Dylan Anderson was ninth (9:53.77).

In the 200 yard medley relay, the team of Denver Dawson, Bence Greifenstein, Brandon Curley and Robert Fisher placed fourth with a “B” cut time of 1:31.63 to score 30 points for the Red Wave.

Another Red Wave quartet also competed in the relay as Guy Buls, Matt Gribble, Scotty Serio and Michael Saltiformaggio scored 10 points by placing 10th in a time of 1:35.68.

The day ended with the 800 yard freestyle relay as Adam Milecz, Aaron Villemez, Nicholas James and Fisher teamed to place second with a “B” cut qualifying time of 6:39.42.

Shea Bielby, Travis Clifford, Curley and Saltiformaggio also participated in the 800 freestyle relay and placed eighth with a time of 7:10.65.

Thursday’s events will include finals in the 500 yard freestyle, 200 yard individual medley, 50 yard freestyle, 200 yard freestyle relay, the women’s 1-meter diving, and the men’s 3-meter diving.

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