Tuesday, December 03, 2013
The Calvin mens’ and women’s swimming and diving teams will host the Calvin Winter Invitational this weekend, welcoming teams from around the state and Midwest. The Calvin sports information office caught up with head Calvin swim coach Dan Gelderloos to preview the upcoming Calvin Winter Invitational while also looking back on the season thus far as well as looking ahead. The interview with Gelderloos is available in podcast format at: Dan Gelderloos Interview The Calvin Winter Invitational will begin on Thursday night at 6 p.m. with prelims on Friday set for 10 a.m. and evening finals slated for 6 p.m. The 10 a.m./6 p.m. schedule will also hold on Saturday. All competition will take place inside Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center.
Monday, November 18, 2013
The nationally-ranked Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams picked up dual meet victories over Olivet on Saturday with the women defeating Olivet 199-68 and the men defeating Olivet 161-111. The Calvin women are now 5-3 in dual meet action while the Calvin men are 4-3. Both Calvin teams will now break until December 5, 6 and 7 when they host their own Calvin Invitational at the Venema Aquatic Center.
Monday, November 11, 2013
The Calvin men’s swimming and diving team remains ranked in the top 25 of the most recent Collegeswimming.com national poll. Fresh off a dual meet win over Wheaton this past Saturday, the Calvin men are ranked 15th in the Collegeswimming.com Top 25 poll. Calvin is back in action this Saturday, hosting Olivet at 1 p.m. in an MIAA dual meet.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
The Calvin menís and womenís swimming and diving teams hosted non-conference rival Wheaton Saturday afternoon inside the Venema Aquatic Center. In the menís meet, Calvin defeated Wheaton 177-119 while the Calvin women were defeated by the Thunder 166-130. Sophomore Brett Stoughton won three individual events for the Calvin men while sophomore Michaela Rookus was a double-winner for the Calvin women. The Calvin men are now 3-3 in dual meet action while the Calvin women are now 4-3. Both teams return to action next Saturday, hosting Olivet at 1 p.m.
Friday, November 08, 2013
The Calvin menís and womenís swimming and diving teams competed against Division II power Wayne State and NAIA Olivet Nazerene Friday night at Van Noord Arena. The Calvin women split dual meets, falling to Wayne State 184-58 while defeating Olivet Nazarene 122-114. In the menís meet, Wayne State defeated Calvin 161-81 and Olivet Nazarene defeated Calvin 156-71. In the womenís competition, junior Kathryn Wrobel (Arden Hills, MN/Mounds View HS) was a winner in the 1,650 freestyle (18:04.90). Sophomore Michaela Rookus (Hudsonville/Hudsonville HS) was a close second in the 50 freestyle (24.81) while also placing second in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.67). Senior Margaret Rechel (Worthington, OH/Thomas Worthington HS) also had a strong night, placing fourth in the 200 freestyle (2:02.27) and third in the 100 freestyle (55.71). On the menís side sophomore Johnson Cochran (Mount Vernon, OH/Mount Vernon HS) took second in the 100 breaststroke (58.37) while senior Andrew Mitchell (Iron Mountain/Kingsford HS) was third in the 100 backstroke (54.06). Freshman Brett Stoughton (Centerville, IN/Centerville HS) was third in the 100 butterfly (52.87). Calvin also received strong efforts in the 1,650 freestyle from sophomore Aaron Venema (Grand Haven/Grand Haven HS) with Venema third in 16:45.87 and sophomore Caleb Meindertsma (Annondale, VA/Trinity Christian HS) fourth in 16:58.31. Both Calvin team will host non-conference rival Wheaton on Saturday at 1 p.m. in dual meet action.
Sunday, November 03, 2013
ALMA - The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams picked up MIAA dual meet victories at Alma on Saturday. The Calvin men defeated Alma 157.5-84.5 to move to 2-1 on the season while the Calvin women defeated Alma 163-63 to improve to 3-1 on the year. Both teams will now prepare to compete next Friday in a triangular at home with Olivet Nazarene and Wayne State.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
The Calvin menís and womenís swimming and diving teams have cracked the first Division III rankings compiled by Collegeswimming.com. The Calvin women are ranked 16th while the Calvin men are also ranked 16th. The menís poll can be found online at: Men’s Poll The womenís poll can be found online at: Women’s Poll Both Calvin teams are back in action this Saturday, traveling to Alma for MIAA dual meet action slated to start at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
ROYAL OAK, Mich. Ė The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvinís Johnson Cochran and Michaela Rookus its Athletes of the Week in swimming and diving for meets through October 26. Cochran, a sophomore from Mount Vernon, Ohio (Mount Vernon HS) won both breaststroke events in leading Calvin to an MIAA dual meet win Saturday over Albion. He set an Albion pool record in winning the 100-yard breaststroke in :58.83, and also won the 200 breaststroke in 2:12.46. In addition, Cochran won the 100 breaststroke during a Friday dual meet against Division II Grand Valley State. He is being honored as Athlete of the Week for the first time this season and second time in his career. Rookus, a sophomore from Hudsonville (Hudsonville HS), won three events Saturday in leading the Knights to an MIAA dual meet victory over Albion. She won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:08.68, the 200 breaststroke in 2:32.43 and the 200 individual medley in 2:15.84. One night earlier, Rookus won the 100-yard freestyle in :53.75 and had a season-best :24.64 in the 50 freestyle in a meet against Division II members Grand Valley State and Hillsdale. She is being honored as Athlete of the Week for the first time in her career.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
ALBION - The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams captured MIAA dual meets at Albion Saturday with the Calvin men defeating the Albion men’s team 158-133 and the Calvin women defeating the Albion women’s team 190-108. The Calvin men are now 1-1 in dual meet action this year while the Calvin women are 2-1. Sophomore Michaela Rookus was a triple-winner for the Calvin women’s team while freshman Brett Stoughton was a triple-winner for the Calvin men’s team. Both Calvin teams are back in action next Saturday, traveling to Alma for a 1 p.m. dual meet.
Friday, October 25, 2013
The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams hosted dual meet competition Friday night with GLIAC opponents Grand Valley State and Hillsdale. Hillsdale fields a women’s team but does not sponsor men’s swimming and diving. In the lone men’s dual meet, Grand Valley State defeated Calvin 168-73. On the women’s side, Grand Valley defeated Calvin 149-93 but Calvin edged Hillsdale 119-118. In the women’s competition, Calvin received one first place finish as sophomore Michaela Rookus (Hudsonville/Hudsonville HS) captured the 100 freestyle in a time of 53.75. Calvin also had four individual second place finishes as junior Rebecca Mumby (Spring Lake/Spring Lake HS) was second on the one-meter diving board (237.55), senior Kristy Kinzer (Fort Wayne, IN/Homestead HS) was second in the 100 backstroke (1:01.61) and junior Kathryn Wrobel (Arden Hills, MN/Moundsview HS) was second in the 500 freestyle (5:19.87). On the men’s side, sophomore Johnson Cochrane (Mount Vernon, OH/Mount Vernon HS) picked up a victory for Calvin the 100 breaststroke with a sizzling time of 58.30. In addition, sophomore Caleb Meindertsma (Annandale, VA/Trinity Christian HS) cruised to a first place finish in the 1,000 freestyle (10:06.61). Freshman Brett Stoughton (Centerville, IN/Centerville HS) also had a big evening, taking second in the 200 IM (2:00.25) and 100 backstroke (54.11). Both Calvin teams are back in action on Saturday, traveling to Albion for dual meets slated to start at 1 p.m.2 3 > Last »