Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A record-setting fall sports season has allowed Calvin to build an early lead in the MIAA Commissionerís Cup Standings. Through the recently completed MIAA fall sports season, Calvin leads the standings with 100 points, four points better than Hope. In the MIAA Womenís All-Sports Standings, Calvin has a first place total of 58 points with Hope second with 53. Hope leads the MIAA Menís All-Sports standings with 43 points, one point better than Calvin. This fall, Calvin captured a record six MIAA titles Ė winning conference crowns in menís and womenís soccer, volleyball, menís and womenís cross country, menís golf and volleyball.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
DETROIT Ė The Calvin menís and womenís swimming and diving teams were both defeated by Division II Wayne State University in non-conference dual meet action Saturday night. In the menís meet, Calvin was defeated 159-77. In the womenís meet, Calvin fell by a 149-89 score. In the womenís meet, sophomore Kathryn Wrobel (Arden Hills, MN/Moundsview HS) won the 1,650 freestyle (18:02.50) while freshman Michaela Rookus (Hudsonville/Hudsonville HS) won the 100 breaststroke (1:09.50). Calvinís 200 freestyle relay team of senior Rachel Colasurdo (Chesapeake, VA), senior Elizabeth Counsell (Indianapolis, IN/Heritage Christian HS), freshman Leah Meyer (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) and Wrobel won in a time of 1:43.91. On the menís side, freshman Aaron Venema (Grand Haven/Grand Haven HS) captured a win in the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 16:52.76. Sophomore Travis Vincent (Novi/Novi HS) also won the 100 breaststroke (1:04.49). Calvinís 200 freestyle relay team of Venema, freshman Brandon Muma (Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Eastern HS), freshman Tyler Ligon (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and sophomore Alex Baumann (Holland/Holland Christian HS) won in a time of 1:31.33.
Both teams will now prepare to host their own Calvin Winter Invitational November 29-to-December 1.
Friday, November 09, 2012
The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams continue to rise in the Division III national rankings. The Calvin women’s team is ranked 11th - up four spots from a week ago in the most recent Collegeswimming.com Division III Top 25 poll. On the men’s side, Calvin is ranked 16th - up nine spots from a week ago. Both teams are competing in non-conference dual meet action this evening at Division II Wayne State University.
Monday, November 05, 2012
ROYAL OAK, Mich. Ė The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvinís Johnson Cochran and Kalamazooís Lauren Seroka as its Athletes of the Week in swimming and diving for meets through November 3. Cochran, a freshman from Mount Vernon, Ohio (Mount Vernon HS), took first place in both breaststroke events as the Knights defeated Wheaton, Ill., 163-117, in a nonleague dual meet. He won the 100-yard breaststroke in :58.23 and 200 breaststroke in 2:11.1, with both times ranking at the top of the MIAA early in the season. Cochran is being honored as Athlete of the Week for the first time in his career.
Sunday, November 04, 2012
WHEATON, IL - The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were in action for dual meets at Wheaton on Saturday. In the men’s competition, 25th-ranked Calvin recorded a 163-117 victory to move to 3-1 on the season. On the women’s side, 15th-ranked Calvin fell to eighth-ranked Wheaton 157-131 to fall to 2-2 on the season. Both Calvin teams are back in action on Friday, traveling to Division II Wayne State University for non-conference dual meet action at 5 p.m.
Friday, November 02, 2012
ALMA - The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams picked up dual meet victories at Alma Friday evening with the women’s team winning 172-71 and the men’s team winning 145-77. Both Calvin teams travel to Wheaton on Saturday for 1 p.m. dual meets.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have cracked the first set of Division III Top 25 rankings released by Collegeswimming.com. The Calvin women are ranked 15th in the poll while the Calvin men are ranked 25th. Both teams are preparing for busy weekends as the the Knights travel to Alma on Friday for a 6 p.m. dual meet and then journey to Wheaton on Saturday for a 1 p.m. dual meet. The Calvin/Wheaton women’s dual meet will feature a matchup of nationally-ranked teams as the Wheaton women are ranked eighth.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
OLIVET Ė The Calvin menís and womenís swimming and diving teams picked up their first dual meet victories of the year on Saturday with the Calvin men picking up a 162-124 victory while the Calvin were victorious 197-83. Calvin had several standout performances in both competitions. On the men’s side, freshman Aaron Vennema (Grand Haven/Grand Haven HS) and junior Andrew Mitchell (Iron Moun-tain, MI/Kingsford HS) were both double-winners with Vennema winning the 200 freestyle (1:46.77) and 500 freestyle (4:52.70) while Mitchell claimed gold in the 100 backstroke (54.44) and 200 back-stroke (2:03.86). On the womenís side, Calvin took first place in 13 events. Senior Stephanie Fox (Kentwood, MI/Home Schooled) won the 1000 freestyle (11:03.60) and 100 freestyle (55.75) while freshman Michaela Rookus (Hudsonville/Hudsonville HS) won the 100 breaststroke (1:10.17) and 200 breaststroke (2:31.84). In addition, senior Shelby Cloyd (Kalamazoo/Plainwell HS) was a double-winner, claiming first in the 200 butterfly (2:18.73) and 100 butterfly (1:02.90). On the diving boards, senior Samantha Klaasen (Holland/Holland Christian HS) won the one-meter competition (234.00) and three-meter competition (252.25). Both teams are back in action on November 2 for dual meets at Alma College (6 p.m.).
Friday, October 26, 2012
By Mark DeHaan
With a swim meet tomorrow at Olivet, the Calvin swim and dive team hopes to look strong on back-to-back days as they swam Friday night against Division II Grand Valley State. The Lakers won both the men’s and women’s competitions, defeating the Calvin men 163-77 and the Calvin women 157-83.Calvin returns to the pool tomorrow when it travels to Olivet to take on the Comets with the meet starting at 1 p.m.
Friday, October 19, 2012
GRAND RAPIDS Ė The Calvin menís swimming and diving team opened up its season Friday afternoon participating in the MIAA relays at Calvinís Venema Aquatic Center. The event was not scored, but Calvin finished second or better in 11 of the 12 events including eight first place finishes. The first relay was the 200-yard medley. Calvin won the event with a time of 1:37.89, finishing 0.22 seconds ahead of Kalamazoo. Aaron Mitchell, Stephen Kraft, Peter Johnson and Mark Rushlow earned the first place finish for Calvin. The next relay won by the maroon and gold was the 200-year breaststroke. The team of Johnson Cochran, Kraft, Andrew Vanderlei and David Doud swam a time of 1:15.82. Once again, the Knights barely edged out the Hornets, this time beating them by 0.11 seconds. Two events later, Calvin won the 200-yard butterfly relay. Peter Johnson, Doud, Mitchell and Rushlow swam a time of 1:36:89. For the third straight time, the Knights defeated Kalamazoo by a mere 0.12 seconds. Calvinís next victory came in the 100-yard backstroke relay. Brandon Muma, Rushlow, Mitchell Schroder and Andrew Mitchell swam a time of 45.15 seconds.
Calvin won the very next event, the 100-yard breaststroke relay. Cochran, Kraft, Vanderlei and Travis Vincent swam a time of 50.04 seconds. Kalamazoo again finished second with a time of 50.15 seconds.
The 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle relays also ended with Knights victories. Both menís and womenís swimming and diving teams will return to action Friday, when it hosts Grand Valley at Calvinís Venema Aquatic Center.