Friday, February 15, 2013
Story by Mitch Blankespoor
JENISON, MI Ė The second day of the 2013 MIAA Swimming and Diving Championships concluded Thursday evening at Jenison High School. The Calvin women hold a slim lead over Hope, 283.5-272. On the menís side, Kalamazoo is the leader with 299 points. The Knights currently sit in second place with 219 points. The Calvin men’s 400 medley relay team took first place on Thursday with a school record time of 3:22.77. On the women’s side, Calvin crowned champions in the 200 IM (Michaela Rookus), 500 freestyle (Kathryn Wrobel) and one-meter diving (Samantha Klaasen). The Calvin women’s 400 medley relay team also took first place with an NCAA B’ cut qualifying time of 3:54.61
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
JENISON, Mich. Ė The Calvin menís and womenís swimming and diving teams had strong first day performances at the MIAA Championships at the Jenison Aquatic Center. The only finals event scheduled for Wednesday was the 800 freestyle relay and on the womenís side, Calvin cruised to a first place time of 7:41.97. The time is an NCAA ďB cut qualifying time and was recorded by the Calvin quartet of senior Stephanie Fox (Kentwood/Home Schooled), freshman Michaela Rookus (Hudsonville/Hudsonville HS), senior Elizabeth Counsell (Indianapolis, IN/Heritage Christian HS) and sophomore Kathryn Wrobel (Arden Hills, MN/Mounds View HS). The finish gives Calvin a first place lead in the early team standings with 40 points.On the menís side, Calvinís 800 freestyle relay team of junior Andrew Mitchell (Iron Mountain/Kingsford HS), freshman Brandon Muma (Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Eastern HS), freshman Aaron Venema (Grand Haven/Grand Haven HS) and sophomore Alex Baumann (Holland/Holland Christian HS) took first place with a time of 6:53.10. Albion took first place with a time of 6:49.90. Calvin sits in second place in the menís team standings with 34 points. Action continues on Thursday with morning prelims and evening finals.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The MIAA Swimming and Diving Championships will take place this week at Jenison High School beginning Wednesday night and continuing on through Saturday evening with morning prelims set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday and championship finals set for the evening each night. On Wednesday, the finals of the 800 freestyle relay for men and women will take place along with the prelims for the men’s one-meter diving competition. The Calvin women have won the last eight MIAA titles and are currently ranked 20th in the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America Division III Top 20 poll.The Calvin men have finished in fourth place at the MIAA Championships the last six years. Calvin is seeking to finish in the top three for the first time since the 2006 MIAA Championships. Live Results
Saturday, February 02, 2013
By Mark DeHaan
ALBION - Traveling to Albion to take on the Britons, the men’s and women’s swim and dive teams split the meet as the women took home a victory, 166-133, and the men took a narrow defeat, 141-134. The Calvin women complete their dual meet season with an overall record of 6-3 including a record of 6-0 against league foes. The Calvin men finish 4-4 overall in dual meet action and 3-2 against league opponents. Up next for both teams is the MIAA Championships which will be held at Jenison High School 13-16.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Calvin menís indoor track and field team is ranked 12th in the latest set of Division III Top 25 (indoor) rankings released by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association of America. Meanwhile, the Calvin menís swimming and diving team is ranked 18th and the Calvin womenís swimming and diving team is ranked 20th in the latest Collegeswimming.com Division III Top 25 poll.It now means that five of Calvinís six winter sports teams are nationally-ranked as its womenís basketball team is ranked second, its menís indoor track and field team ranked 12th, its menís basketball team ranked 17th, its menís swimming and diving team ranked 18th and its womenís swimming and diving team ranked 20th.
Monday, January 21, 2013
ROYAL OAK, Mich. Ė The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvinís Stephie Fox its Women’s Athlete of the Week in swimming and diving for meets through January 19. Fox, a senior from Kentwood (Homeschooled), helped lead Calvin to three MIAA dual meet victories for the weekend. She won the 1,000 freestyle by more than 18 seconds in a time of 10:45.97 in a Friday meet against Kalamazoo and Saint Maryís, then provided an early spark on Saturday by winning the 200 freestyle in 1:57.23 in a 164-136 victory over Hope. She also finished second in the 200 individual medley (2:18.22) against Kalamazoo and Saint Maryís, and second in the 500 freestyle (5:22.42) against Hope. Fox is being honored as Athlete of the Week for the first time in her career.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams recorded dual meet victories over rival Hope Saturday afternoon in front of a standing room only crowd at Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center. In the women’s meet, Calvin defeated the Flying Dutch 164-136. On the men’s side, Calvin edged the Flying Dutchmen 146.5-to-133.5 The Calvin women are now 5-3 overall in dual meet competition including 5-0 against league opponents. The Calvin men are now 4-3 overall and 3-1 against league opponents. Both Calvin teams close out their dual meet campaigns on February 2 at Albion at 1 p.m.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
NOTRE DAME, IN - The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team picked up a pair of dual meet victories on Friday night while the Calvin men’s swimming and diving team suffered its first dual meet loss against an MIAA foe. In competition hosted by Saint Mary’s College at the University of Notre Dame, the Calvin women defeated Kalamazoo 151-90 and Saint Mary’s 186-54 while the Calvin men were defeated by Kalamazoo 157-77.The Calvin women’s team is now 4-3 in dual meet competition this year including 4-0 against MIAA opponents while the Calvin men’s team is 3-3 overall including 2-1 against league opponents. Both Calvin teams are back in action on Saturday, hosting rival Hope at 1 p.m. at the Venema Aquatic Center with an alumni reception set to follow after the meet.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
CHICAGO, IL - The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams competed at the University of Chicago Invitational Friday and Saturday. The Calvin women took second with 777 points while the Calvin men took third with 607.5 points.CHICAGO, IL - The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams competed at the University of Chicago Invitational Friday and Saturday. The Calvin women took second with 777 points while the Calvin men took third with 607.5 points.
Friday, December 14, 2012
The latest set of Division III Top 20 rankings as conducted by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America has been released and the Calvin women’s swimming and diving team is ranked 18th. The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division 3 Swimming and Diving Team Rankings are voted on by six CSCAA member coaches. The rankings will be released three times during 2012-13 season. The Calvin women’s team is now ranked in two national polls as it is also ranked 16th in the most recent Collegeswimming.com Top 25 poll.