Saturday, January 28, 2012
The Calvin menís and womenís swimming and diving teams picked up MIAA dual meet victories over Albion Saturday afternoon at the Venema Aquatic Center. In the womenís meet, Calvin claimed a 128-98 victory. In the menís meet, Calvin won by a score of 140-77. The Calvin womenís team is now 6-2 in dual meet action this year while the Calvin men are 4-3. In the menís competition, Calvin sophomore diver Andrew Krafft was a double-winner, claiming first place on the one-meter (344.95) and three-meter boards (343.35). His score on the one-meter board was a new Calvin record, marking the second time this month that he has re-established his own school mark (six dives).
Saturday, January 21, 2012
KALAMAZOO Ė The Calvin menís and womenís swimming and diving teams were in dual meet action at Kalamazoo on Saturday. In the womenís competition, Calvin defeated Kalamazoo 170-130. On the menís side, Calvin was defeated 163-137. The womenís team is now 5-2 on the year in dual meet action while the Calvin menís team is 3-3.
Friday, January 20, 2012
By Sports Information Student Assistant Mark DeHaan
A week after impressive second place finishes at the Chicago Invitational, the Calvin men’s swimming and diving team was able to defeat Alma College 118-106 in a dual meet while the women bested Alma 124-104 and Saint Mary’s 121-84.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
CHICAGO, IL - The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both finished second at the University of Chicago Classic late Saturday night with the Calvin men placing second with 878 points while the Calvin women were second with 709 points. Host Chicago won both the men’s and women’s competitions with the Chicago women posting a team score of 1,107,5 points and the Chicago men posting a total of 834.5 points. On the men’s side, sophomore diver Andrew Kraft winning the one and three-meter competitions. His winning score on the one-meter board of 540.60 was a pool record, a new Calvin (school) record, a season-best performance and an NCAA III qualifying total. His winning score of 545.80 on the three-meter board was also a season-best and NCAA III qualifying total. On the women’s side, junior Stephanie Fox took first place in both the 200 freestyle (1:59.60) and 100 freestyle (54.86).
Saturday, January 14, 2012
CHICAGO, IL - The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are in second place through one day of competition at the University of Chicago Invitational. In the men’s competition, Calvin is in second place in a field of seven teams with 262 points. On the women’s side, Calvin is in second place in a field of six teams with 232 points. Host Chicago leads the men’s competition with 326 points while Lincoln College leads the women’s field with 263 points.
Monday, January 09, 2012
The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams spent Christmas break training in the Florida Keys. Photographer Stephen Frink was there to document Calvin’s divers in training. Frink used a new underwater camera to do so. A photo gallery of Frink’s photography can be found online at: Stephen Frink Photo Gallery
Monday, December 12, 2011
The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are near the midpoint of the 2011-12 season. Both teams were 2-2 in dual meet action during the first semester and recently posted strong performances at the Calvin Winter Invitational. Both teams will head to Florida over Christmas break for a week of training and competition at the Orange Bowl Classic. The Calvin sports information office caught up with head Calvin swim coach Dan Gelderloos to recap the fall semester and also to look ahead in the following audio interview: Dan Gelderloos Midseason Report
Monday, December 05, 2011
ROYAL OAK, Mich. Ė The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvinís Elizabeth Counsell and Andrew Krafft its Swimmer/Diver of the Week for meets through December 3. Counsell, a junior from Indianapolis, Ind. (Heritage Christian HS), won the 100-yard breaststroke at the Calvin Invitational over the weekend with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 1:03.62. She also finished second in the 200 breaststroke in 2:21.58, with also was a provisional qualifying time for the NCAA meet. She also swam a :29.06 split on the breaststroke leg of the 200 medley relay and led off Calvinís 800 freestyle relay team with an opening leg of 1:57.55. Krafft, a sophomore from Fort Wayne, Ind. (Homeschooled), won both diving events at the Calvin Invitational. He won the 1-meter diving competition with an NCAA provisional score of 515.65 points. A day later, he was again victorious, winning the menís 3-meter competition with another NCAA provisional score of 540.90 points. Krafft was the only double event winner from the MIAA at the Calvin invite, which featured four MIAA schools.
Sunday, December 04, 2011
The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams concluded competition at the three-day Calvin Winter Invitational Saturday night. On the men’s side, Calvin finished fourth in a field of eight teams with 428 points. On the women’s side, Calvin took fifth in a field of 10 teams with 392 points. The point total by the Calvin men marked its highest total in the three-year history of the Calvin Winter Invitational.
Calvin’s divers played a big role in Calvin’s high point totals at the invitational. On the men’s side, sophomore Andrew Krafft won both the one and three-meter boards, winning three-meter board with a score of 518.25 points and the one-meter board with a score of 509.20 points. In the prelims of the three-meter competition on Saturday, Krafft broke the Venema Aquatic Center pool record with a score of 540.90 points which also ranks as an NCAA III qualifying score.On the women’s side, junior Samantha Klaasen took fourth on both the one and three-meter boards, posting a score of 382.85 points on the three-meter board and an NCAA III qualifying score of 403.50 on the one-meter board.
Saturday, December 03, 2011
(Photo by Paul Evans)
With one day of competition left at the Calvin Winter Invitational, the Calvin men’s swimming and diving team is in fourth place with 216 points while the Calvin women’s swimming and diving team is in fifth place with 210 points. Grand Valley State leads both competitions with the Laker men leading with 651.5 points while the Laker women have a first place total of 546 points. In the men’s meet, Calvin got the morning off to a bang as senior Greg Gorham blasted away his own record in the 100 breaststroke prelims, recording an NCAA III B’ cut qualifying time of 57.73. In the evening finals, Gorham took seventh with a time of 58.40. On the women’s side, junior Elizabeth Counsell had a monster swim in the 100 breaststroke, winning the event with a strong NCAA III B’ cut qualifying time of of 1:03.62 that was less than two-tenths of a second of an NCAA III A’ cut time. Junior Stephanie Fox also had a huge night, placing second in the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:54.07. Her swim came one night after she clocked an NCAA B’ cut qualifying time of 1:53.42 as the leadoff leg of Calvin’s 800 freestyle relay.« First < 6 7 8 9 10 > Last »