Calvin Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Teams Defeat Olivet in Dual Meet Action
Saturday, January 09, 2010
The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were both victorious in dual meet action against visiting Olivet Saturday afternoon at Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center. In the women’s competition, Calvin rolled to a 176-79 victory. In the men’s competition, Calvin held on for a 141-139 victory. The Calvin women are now 3-2 in dual meet action while the Calvin men are 2-3.
In the men’s competition, Calvin was able to build a 135-128 lead heading into the final event - the 400 freestyle relay. Freshman Stephen Kraft helped Calvin build a seven-point margin heading into the final event with a first place time of 2:01.09 in the 200 IM. In the 400 freestyle relay, Olivet’s top relay took first place with a time of 3:13.73 to earn 11 points but the Knights picked up six points behind a second place finish from its top relay (3:18.37) and a third place finish by its number-two relay (3:31.25).
The Calvin men were led by Kraft who not only won the 200 IM, but also won the 100 breaststroke (1:01.32) and 200 breaststroke (2:20.06). Other individual winners for the Calvin men included freshman Mark Rushlow in the 100 freestyle (48.88), sophomore Ross Battoclette in the 500 freestyel (4:58.57), freshman Colin Reynolds on the three-meter diving board (153.20) and one-meter diving board (148.70).
On the women’s side, Calvin received victories from junior Kendra Kinzer in the 1,000 freestyle (11:15.23) and 100 freestyle (56.59), senior Libby Veldkamp in the 200 freestyle (1:59.69), sophomore Elena Chong in the 100 backstroke (1:07.90), freshman Rachel Colasurdo in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.75), senior Emily Roberts in the 200 butterfly (2:20.74), senior Casey Herman on the one-meter diving board (272.50), junior Monica Bressler in the 200 backstroke (2:14.32), senior Laura Price in the 500 freestyle (5:24.18) and junior Caitlin Alexander in the 100 butterfly (1:02.73).
Calvin also took first place in the 200 medley relay (1:56.19).
The Knights return to action next Friday and Saturday, competing at the University of Chicago Invitational.