Calvin Men Take Second in 800 Free Relay/Calvin Women Fourth in 800 Free Relay at MIAA Championships
Thursday, February 16, 2012
HOLLAND Ė The first night of the four-day MIAA Swimming and Diving Championships took place Wednesday night at the Holland Aquatic Center. After one day of competition, the Calvin men are in second place with 34 points while the Calvin women are in fourth place with 30 points. The only finals events that took place on Wednesday were the menís and womenís 800 freestyle relays.
In the menís 800 freestyle relay, the Calvin team of senior Ross Battoclette, freshman Alex Baumann, sophomore Andrew Mitchell and freshman Travis Vincent had a season-best time of 6:54.12 that was good for second place, just .54 of a second behind Kalamazooís winning relay team.
On the womenís side, the Calvin team of junior Elizabeth Counsell, junior Stephanie Fox, freshman Kathryn Wrobel and junior Shelby Cloyd took fourth in a time of 8:05.48.
In the only other event of the night, the menís one-meter diving prelims, Calvin qualified three divers for the finals as sophomore Andrew Krafft had the top score out of the prelims at 546.10 while freshman Jordan Kaster was fourth (439.20) and junior Josh Dreska seventh (289.60).
Action continues with prelims Thursday morning at 10 a.m. with finals set for 5:30 p.m.