College roundup (March 17): Senczyszyn defends national title

Sophomore wins 100 breaststroke

posted March 18, 2017 12:00 a.m. (CDT)
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by / Leader-Telegram staff

UW-Eau Claire’s Samantha Senczyszyn won a national title in the 100-yard breastroke for a second straight year Friday at the NCAA Division III swimming and diving championships in Shenandoah, Texas.

Senczyszyn won with a time of 1 minute, 1.64 seconds. The sophomore also has the best seed time for today’s 200 breastroke.

Jessica Short finished 34th in the 100 backstroke Friday.

On the men’s side, the Blugolds’ Collin Miller finished ninth in the 100 breaststroke. Kenyon’s Trevor Manz, an Eau Claire Memorial product took 10th.

On Thursday night, the UW-Eau Claire women’s 400 medley relay team finished 13th, the UW-Eau Claire men took 16th in the 200 free and the Blugolds’ Dyland Glumac-Berberich finished 23rd in the 1-meter dive.

GYMNASTICS: UW-Stout’s Kaylee Jondahl was second in the all-around competition at the WIAC Championships/​NCGA West Regional on Friday in Winona, Minn.

Jondahl took second in the vault and third in the floor exercise to propel UW-Stout to a third-place finish as a team.

Tori Erickson was ninth in the all-around for UW-Eau Claire, which finished in fifth place as a team. 

SOFTBALL: UW-Eau Claire won two games at the Rebel Games in Kissimmee, Fla.

Evie Schaller hit a game-tying home run in the top of the sixth before Kelsey Meredith hit a go-ahead solo shot in the seventh to give UW-Eau Claire a 3-2 win over Illinois Wesleyan in the first game.

In the second game, Emily Pomykalski doubled, tripled and scored a run to help the Blugolds beat Marietta 8-3.

— Beth Wood threw a five-hit shutout to lead UW-Stout to a 1-0 win over Rutgers-Camden at the Fast Dreams Spring Classic in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Prior to Wood’s gem, the Blue Devils lost 8-1 to Rutgers-Camden in the completion of a suspended game that began Monday.

BASEBALL: UW-Stout lost twice in the Gene Cusic Classic in Fort Myers, Fla. 

Matt Emmer had two of the Blue Devils’ six hits in a 20-3 loss to Western Connecticut in the first game.

In the second game, UW-Stout’s Noah Brown had two doubles, an RBI and two runs, but North Park scored twice in the top of the 10th to win 8-6.