Jurinovics Sets 400 IM Record in Dual at Oakland

Aida Jurinovics
Aida Jurinovics

Youngstown State freshman Aida Jurinovics swam a school-record time of 4:29.60 in the 400-yard individual medley to highlight a solid group of performances by the Penguins in a dual against Oakland.

Jurinovics became the first swimmer in program history to finish the 400 IM in less than 4:30, and she broke teammate Madison Aranda's previous record of 4:31.20 that was set two years ago. Jurinovics won the race by almost seven seconds.

Jurinovics provided two of four victories for YSU in the meet against the defending Horizon League champions. In addition to her win in the 400 IM, she won the 200 fly with a time of 2:05.41, touching the wall five seconds faster than her closest competitor. Tiphanie Saint-Gilles placed first in a closely-contested 200 breast race with a time of 2:22.14, and McKenzie Stelter won 1-meter diving with a score of 235.35.

Earning second-place finishes against the Golden Grizzlies were Viktoria Orosz in the 200 free (1:54.56), Jamie Leming in the 100 back (59.99), Saint-Gilles in the 100 breast (1:06.93) and Haley Fisher in the 100 fly (59.51). Finishing third in events for the Penguins were Aranda in the 1,000 free (10:49.92), Fisher in the 100 breast (1:09.39), Stelter on the 3-meter board (208.20), Jurinovics in the 100 free (54.31), Natalie Laurence in the 200 back (2:08.79), Orosz in the 500 free (5:19.51), Rachel Shipp in the 100 fly (59.52) and Aranda in the 400 IM (4:48.30).

Oakland won the dual 180-112.

The diving team will compete in a dual with Duquesne on Friday at 5 p.m. at Beeghly Natatorium, and the swimming squad will compete at Duquesne on Saturday at 1 p.m.