SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Augustana swim and dive teams had another historic performance at the Augustana Invitational for three days inside the Midco Aquatic Center. In total, three school records have fallen on the women’s side as the men’s team continue to build their record books in the inaugural season.

The men and women placed fourth overall in the competition, with the women scoring 781.50 points and the men 760.50 points. South Dakota won the men’s and women’s titles with 1,458.50 for women and 1553 for men.


Taylor Beagle started things off for the Vikings by winning the 500 freestyle in 4: 54.71 to lower his own school record and dive below NCAA B standards. Leona coha finished third in the race with a time of 5: 03.64, hitting the B standard of just over a second.

Beagle returned for the 200-IM, breaking one of the oldest school records of December 2, 2016. Beagle broke the school record held by Jojo Lohner by more than three seconds, swimming a time of 2: 04.81 reaching the B standard by less than a second.

The women’s team completed Thursday night’s competition by breaking the 800-free relay that had been established at the conference meet in 2018. The Beagle team, Amaya Street, Libby breckon and Kamryn Robarge was second in the event, breaking the school record by more than a second, clocking 7: 37.31.

On the men’s side, Pedro Borin won the 100-Fly in a time of 48.98, reaching qualifying standard B. Steven asmus was fifth in the 500 freestyle hitting the wall in 4: 42.73.


Beagle opened Friday’s competition with a 400 IM victory, hitting the wall in 4: 25.18, just three seconds off his school record, but well below the qualifying standard B. Coha was right behind, winning a third place in 4: 34.36.

The 400 IM proved to be a Viking specialty, with Borin coming in second in 4: 01.66. Jackson Dircks was fifth for the Vikings in the 100 backstroke finishing in 51.84.


Dircks started the final day of competition finishing third in the 200 backstroke, swimming a time of 1: 54.10.

Borin won his first event on the final day, swimming a time of 1: 50.38 to win the 200-Fly.

Beagle returned to the pool to win the 1650-Free in a time of 17: 06.39. She won the event by more than 20 seconds. Coha secured a third place in that event clocking 17: 32.93.

On the men’s side, Steven asmus and Aidan McCusker placed third and fourth overall with times of 16: 16.66 and 16: 25.61, respectively. Borin, little known for the longer races, was fifth with a time of 16: 31.92.


The Vikings will return to action in the New Year with the women competing in a tri-meet against Sioux Falls and Minnesota State at the Midco Aquatics Center on Jan. 14. The men will return to a duel with Omaha on January 15.


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