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Calvin Men’s Swimming and Diving Sending Six to NCAA III Championships

Thursday, February 27, 2014

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The Calvin menís swimming and diving team will send six individuals to the upcoming NCAA III Championships in Indianapolis while the Calvin womenís team still has a chance to send two of its members.

Representing the Calvin menís team will be senior Andrew Mitchell (Iron Mountain/Kingsford HS), junior Alex Baumann (Holland/Holland Christian HS), sophomores Aaron Venema (Grand Haven/Grand Haven HS), Mitch Schroder (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Johnson Cochran (Mount Vernon, OH/Mount Vernon HS) and freshman Brett Stoughton (Centerville, IN/Centerville HS).

Calvin will compete in all five relays as the members of its 400 medley relay and 800 freestyle relay team made the final qualification cut. Calvin also achieved conditional qualifying times in the 200 medley relay, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay and will be able to swim as optional entries in those three events.

Calvinís 400 medley relay team of Mitchell, Cochran, Schroder and Stoughton is seeded 15th (3:21.96) while its 800 freestyle relay team of Mitchell, Venema, Schroder and Baumann is also seeded 15th (6:45.98).

Calvinís 200 medley relay team is seeded 18th (1:32.14), its 200 freestyle relay seeded 23rd (1:24.88) and 21st in the 400 freestyle relay (3:05.10).

Individually, Cochran is seeded ninth in the 100 breaststroke (55.67), 20th in the 200 breaststroke (2:03.19) and 56th in the 200 IM (1:55.21).

Venema is seeded 28th in the 500 freestyle (4:34.00).  Stoughton is seeded 36th in the 100 butterfly (50.15) and 27th in the 200 butterfly (1:53.19), Mitchell is seeded 23rd in the 200 freestyle (1:40.08) and 37th in the 100 freestyle (45.77).

The Calvin womenís team will have two of its divers competing at an NCAA III qualifying regional meet this Friday and Saturday at Denison University. Competing for Calvin at the regional in Granville, Ohio, will be junior Rebecca Mumby (Spring Lake/Spring Lake HS) and sophomore Lizz Roth (Brighton/Brighton HS). Roth will be competing at the regional competition for the second straight year.

The diving regional website can be found online at: http://www.denisonbigred.com/genrel/ncaa_dive2014

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