|Sterbis Wins 100 Fly|
The Idaho Swim and Dive team had another great day in the pool today at the Western Athletic Conference Championships. The Vandals broke four more school records and are sitting in 2nd place heading into the final day of competition.
The Vandals started off the day with senior swimmer Lyndsay Williams placing 6th in the 400 IM with a time of 4:25.89. Vandal freshman Victoria Papke placed 9th in the event.
In the second event of the day, sophomore Jamie Sterbis won the 100 fly with a time of 54.29, a new school record. Freshman Taylor-Lee Strachan placed 5th in the event and junior Kirah Monks was 12th.
Junior Rachel Millet won the 200 free with a time of 1:48.22. Freshman Abigail Messegee placed 12th in the event and senior Megan Venlos was 13th.
Junior swimmer Erica Anderson placed 3rd in the 100 breast. In the prelims of the event, she broke the school record with a time of 1:02.45. Junior Laura Griffing placed 6th in the event.
The Vandals had three swimmers in the finals for the 100 back. Freshman Madison Brewer placed 2nd with a time of 55.75. Senior Sammi Mischkot placed 7th in the event with a time of 57.04 and freshman Taylor-Lee Strachan was 8th with a time of 57.73.
"Another really good day for the vandals,” Coach Mark Sowa said. “We broke four more school records, Jamie's win in the 100 fly was phenomenal and kept us in the hunt. Getting 3 in the final heat in the 100 back was awesome as well."
In the 400 medley relay, the Vandals took 2nd with a time of 3:41.69, a new school record.
The Vandals finished in 2nd place in team points with 457 and are just 19 points back from the leaders Northern Arizona.
"One day left and we got 19 points to make up,” Sowa said. “It can be done but we got to be great tomorrow."