The Idaho swim and dive team had a tough trip south as they took on Cal State, Bakersfield and Hawai’i at a tri-dual on Saturday.
The Vandals (2-2, 0-1 BSC) had some individual success despite falling 152-147 to Cal State Bakersfield. Idaho was in it until the very end, as Bakersfield won the event with a victory in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The Roadrunners beat the Vandals by less than a tenth of a second in what would be the final event of the meet.
Plenty of Vandals put together impressive individual efforts in the meet.
Junior Emily Kliewer took home an individual win in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 57.74. Senior Maren Seljevold had a found plenty of success for the diving team, taking first in the one meter and second in the three meter events. Idaho also rounded out the rest of podium on the one meter dive event, with junior Janelle Lucas taking second and senior Emi Smith taking third. Seljevold’s scores of 274.60 on the one-meter and 289.15 on the three-meter events were both team highs for the season.
Senior Allie Magrino led the Vandals in the 100-yard backstroke. She took third place less than a quarter of a second behind the leader, and posted Idaho’s best time of the year in the event with a 58.37. Magrino also performed well in the 200-yard backstroke, taking second and finishing with a 2:05.05.
Freshman Emma Schlyter took third in the 200-yard freestyle and her time of 1:53.43 in the event is Idaho’s best so far this year and the fourth-best time in the conference.
Junior Lauren Votava placed second in the 200-yard individual medley with another team-best time of 2:10.15.
Magrino and Kliewer also contributed in the relays. The pair teamed up with senior Cara Jernigan and junior Aileen Pannecouke to take third place in the 400-yard medley relay, and Kliewer anchored the second place 200-yard freestyle relay team.
The Vandals will travel to take on Grand Canyon University on Friday and Northern Arizona on Saturday to finish out a six-meet away stretch to start the season. Their first home meet of the season will take place the following weekend on Nov. 10th against New Mexico State.
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