Feb. 13, 2010
Day 4 Results
(CLEVELAND, Miss.) – Kate Aherne and Emily Buss closed out the 2010 NSISC championships with a pair of A-cuts, as the Truman women’s swimming team captured its sixth conference championship in as many years by holding off host Delta State, 923.5-783.5. The Bulldog men finished in fifth place.
Buss set a new pool record with her 2:22.89 time in the 200 Breast, setting an A-cut time, while Taylor Birsa added a B-cut time of 2:26.34 in finishing second in the event.
Meanwhile, Aherne finished second but recorded an A-cut time of 51.00 in the 100 Free before helping guide the 400 Free relay team to a first-place and A-cut mark of 3:28.73. Aherne was joined on that relay squad by Kendra Brunkow, Tanya Sylvester and Jessica Jenkot.
Anna Grinter picked up third place and an A-cut time in the 200 Fly, coming in at 2:06.22, while Sylvester (200 Fly, 2:09.62), Birsa (200 Breast; 2:26.34) and Stacey Wymer (200 Back; 2:05.27) all recorded B-cut times in their events.
No male swimmer posted an A or B cut time on the night.
Each team will compete at the Last Chance Meet, held at a location to be determined, on Feb. 19-20, before the NCAA Championships commence in Canton, Ohio on March 10-13.
Day 3 Results
Feb. 12, 2010 – Taylor Birsa punched her ticket to the NCAA National Swim meet with an A-cut performance in the 400 IM and Kate Aherne broke a conference and pool record for the second straight day at the New South Intercollegiate Swim Conference championships on Friday.
Birsa was one of four Bulldogs in the finals of the 400IM as she placed second in the event with a time of 4:31.40. Claire Myers, who also had an A-cut time in the 400IM finished third with Allison Harding and Amanda Carnes rounding out the Bulldog contingent in the race.
Aherne set a new conference and pool record with a time of 1:50.50 in the 200 free while Emily Buss led a trio of ‘Dogs in the 200 Breast.
The 800 Free relay team of Aherne, Lexi Houser, Tanya Sylvester and Kendra Brunkow capped off the evening with a first place finish in an A-cut time of 7:39.23.
Jerod Simek on the men’s squad recorded his second A-cut time in as many nights in the 400 IM. Simek placed second in the race with a time of 4:03.55
The women soared into first place with a team score of 600.5 points and lead host Delta State by 42.5 heading into the final day of competition.
The men are in sixth place with 275 points.
Day 2 Results
Feb. 11, 2010 – The Bulldog Women’s Swim team moved into second place and the Jerod Simek of the men broke a school record in day two of the New South Intercollegiate Swim Conference Championships on Thursday.
Simek broke the school record in the 500 free event with a time of 4:33.44, which is an NCAA A-cut time and was the second fastest time in the finals. Simek placed first in the B-Finals and broke the record held by Robby Cooper of 4:34.91 in 2002.
Kate Aherne broke the pool record and her own conference record en route to a victory in the 200 IM. Aherne touched the wall in 2:04.19 and was one of four Bulldog swimmers in the A-cut eight person final.
Aherne swam the leadoff leg of the 200 Free Relay squad that finished second by just .25 of a second. Aherne, Kendra Brunkow, Carina Pautz and Jessica Jenkot finished the event in 1:35.89.
The other Bulldog relay team on the night hit an A-cut mark as the 400 Medley Relay finished in a time of 3:54.46. The group consisted of Stacey Wymer, Emily Buss, Tanya Sylvester and Brunkow.
The Truman women trail Henderson State by a score of 344.5 to 326.5 while the men are in fifth place with 179 points and trail leader Missouri S&T by 125 points.
Day 1 Results
Feb. 10, 2010 – The Truman Swimming teams opened up the New South Intercollegiate Swim Conference Championships on Wednesday night in Cleveland, Miss. Julia Jones paced the women’s team with a second in the 1000 while Brian Tillis led the men with a third in the men’s 1000.
Jones, who holds the conference record in the 1000 free, touched the wall in 10:31.30 and finished second to Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) swimmer Megan Young.
Stephanie Myers was fourth in the race with a time of 10:39.66 to earn Truman 32 points in the event.
Tillis edged out Delta State’s (Miss.) Wolfgang Mairinger by two-tenths of a second to place third in the men’s 1000 free. Tillis finished in 9:35.08 which is the fastest time for him in the event this season and an NCAA B-Cut mark.
The other scoring event contested on the first of four nights of action was the 200 Medley Relay.
The team of Stacey Wymer, Jessica Jenkot, Tanya Sylvester and Carina Pautz finished fourth in the finals with a time of 1:48.61 while the group of Kate Aherne, Emily Buss, Alyssa Smith and Lexi Houser finished second in the B-finals with a time of 1:47.91, just missing an A-cut time.
In the men’s 200 Medley, Truman’s top team of Matt Fletcher, Tony Hernandez, Andrew McCall and Taylor Frymire were disqualified in the A-Final while Greg Taplin, Jerod Simek, Nathan Hardy and Alex Felton finished fourth in the B-Final.
Truman women have 76 points and trail first place Henderson State (Ark.) by 12 heading into the second day while the men have 52 points and trail Missouri S&T by 36.