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.
Friday, December 02, 2011
(Photo by Paul Evans)
The first day of competition of the 2011 Calvin Winter Invitational is in the books and after day one, the Calvin women’s team is in second place in a field of eight teams with 71 points while the Calvin men’s team is fifth in a field of eight teams with 51 points. Just two events were held on Thursday night - the 800 freestyle relay and the 1,650 freestyle.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
HOLLAND - Calvin improved to 2-2 in dual meet action with a 164-135 win at rival Hope Saturday afternoon. Calvin took first place in eight indvididual events led by sophomore Sam Klaasen and freshman Lexi Scott who were both double-winners. Klaasen took both diving competitions, winning the one-meter board (244.55) and three-meter board (245.45). Scott meanwhile won the 200 breaststroke (2:34.66) and 200 IM (2:16.19).
Saturday, November 12, 2011
By Sports Information Student Assistant Mark DeHaan
The Calvin men and women’s swim and dive team played host to Wayne State Friday night.In the men’s competition, Wayne State topped Calvin 158-79The women would be outdueled as well, however, as the Warriors took the meet 144-92.
Monday, November 07, 2011
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin’s Lexi Scott its Women’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week award for meets through November 5.Scott, a freshman from Richmond, Ind. (Richmond HS), won the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:15.14 as the Knights rallied to defeat Wheaton, Ill., 147-137, in a non-conference dual meet. She also placed third in the 200 breaststroke in 2:33.92 and fourth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:12.58. Calvin returns to action this weekend when it hosts Wayne State Friday for a non-conference meet and then travels to rival Hope on Saturday for a conference meet.
Saturday, November 05, 2011
By Sports Information Student Assistant Mark DeHaan/Photos by Paul Evans
Returning to action after a week of practice, the Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams hosted Wheaton Saturday afternoon. The men would take the meet by an overall score of 169-129, winning their second straight meet against the Thunder. Heading into the final event a point ahead of Wheaton, the Calvin women had to win the final event to take the meet, the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay. The Knights A relay team of Alex Dhaenes, Rachel Colasurdo, Margaret Rechel, and Stephanie Fox would take the final event in a time of 3:41.88, claiming the meet for Calvin. The women won the meet by an overall score of 147-137. Both teams are now 1-1 in dual meet competition and return to action next Friday when they host Wayne State University in non-conference dual meets.
Monday, October 31, 2011
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin’s Shelby Cloyd and Olivet’s its MIAA Women’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week for meets through October 29.Cloyd, a junior from Kalamazoo (Plainwell HS), won the 1,000 freestyle by nearly five seconds in a dual meet against NCAA Division II power Grand Valley State University Friday. Cloyd touched the wall in a time of 10:55.28. She also swam a 1:03.04 in the 100 butterfly and swam a :26.63 on the leadoff leg of Calvin’s 200 freestyle relay. Calvin is back in action this Saturday when it hosts Wheaton in a non-conference dual meet at 1 p.m. at the Venema Aquatic Center.
Women’s Swimming and Diving Team Competes Against Grand Valley State Friday at Venema Aquatic Center
Friday, October 28, 2011
Story by Sports Information Student Assistant Derek Neice/Photos by Paul Evans
Only two meets deep into a long season, the women of Calvin’s Swim and Dive team looked good Friday evening against local opponent Grand Valley State as the Knights as a team lost to the powerhouse Lakers 175-63.On the diving boards the Knights got a great performance from their number one diver, Sam Klaasen, as she finished second in both the 1 meter and 3 meter diving events with 255.60 and 236.20 points respectively. Klaasen’s performance was enough to make the national cut.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
HOLLAND – The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams opened up their seasons on Saturday at the MIAA Relays held at the Holland Aquatic Center. The competition was unscored and featured several relays that are not otherwise used in collegiate competition. In the men’s competition, Calvin posted a win in the 200 butterfly relay with the quartet of sophomore Peter Johnson, sophomore Andrew Mitchell, freshman Brandon Vagt and junior Mark Rushlow recording a tie of 1:36.63. Calvin’s 3x500 freestyle relay team of junior Mathias Bares, freshman Travis Vincent and freshman Alex Bauwmann won with a time of 15:25.07. On the women’s side, Calvin took first place in the 200 butterfly relay with the team of senior Rachel Bos, junior Shelby Cloyd, junior Rachel Colasurdo and sophomore Maria Sedjo clocking in with a time of 1:52.89. Calvin’s 3x500 freestyle relay team of freshman Kathryn Wrobel, junior Stephanie Fox and junior Shelby Cloyd also won with a time of 16:16.09 while its 4x100 IM relay team of Colasurdo, junior Elizabeth Counsell, junior Savannah VanWormer and Fox took first in a time of 4:19.33. Both Calvin teams will host Grand Valley State in non-conference dual meets this coming Friday night at Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center.« First < 10 11 12 13 14 > Last »