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Calvin Swimming and Diving Teams Claim Dual Meet Victories Over Hope

Saturday, January 19, 2013

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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.

An early turning point in the women’s meet came in the 200 freestyle when senior Stephanie Fox (Kentwood/Home Schooled) claimed an upset win with a time of 1:57.23. She was part of back-to-back-to-back wins by the Knights as they opened with a win in the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:51.07 and followed with a win by sophomore Kathryn Wrobel (Arden Hills, MN/Mounds View HS) in the 1,000 freestyle in a time of 10:52.21. Calvin’s 200 medley relay team consisted of senior Kristy Kinzer (Fort Wayne, IN/Homestead HS), senior Elizabeth Counsell (Indianapolis, IN/Heritage Christian HS), senior Rachel Colasurdo (Chesapeake, VA/Home Schooled) and freshman Michaela Rookus (Hudsonville/Hudsonville HS).

Counsell then came up with a win in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.89) and 200 breaststroke (2:28.47) while Rookus took home a win in the 50 freestyle (24.99) and 200 IM (2:14.36) and Wrobel a win in the 500 freestyle (5:17.18). Senior Samantha Klaasen (Holland/Holland Christian HS) was a double-winner for the Knights, winning the one-meter diving competition (267.00) and three-meter diving competition (271.57).  Colasurdo also won the 100 butterfly (1:00.93).

On the men’s side, Calvin’s road to the win began with a win by freshman Caleb Meindertsma (Annondale, VA/Trinity Christian HS) in the 1,000 freestyle (10:07.49). Freshman Brandon Muma (Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Eastern HS) then won the 200 freestyle (1:47.87) with sophomore Alex Baumann (Holland/Holland Christian HS) close behind in second (1:48.20). Freshman Johnson Cochran (Mount Vernon, OH/Mount Vernon HS) then won the 100 breaststroke (58.09) while junior Peter Johnson (Oak Forest, IL/Home Schooled) won the 200 butterfly (2:01.42).

Coming down the stretch, junior Andrew Mitchell (Iron Mountain/Kingsford HS) claimed a win in the 100 freestyle (48.04) while Cochran, sophomore Andrew VanderLei (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and sophomore Travis Vincent (Novi/Novi HS) brought home a 1-2-3 finish in the 200 breaststroke with Cochran clocking 2:12.27, VanderLei 2:15.46 and Vincent 2:16.11. 

Senior Mark Rushlow (Goshen/Northridge HS) then delivered a clutch win the 100 butterfly (52.11) as did senior Stephen Kraft (Warsaw, IN/Home Schooled) in the 200 IM (1:59.88). Kraft led a 1-2-3 Calvin finish in the 200 IM as Vincent was second (2:02.60) and Cochran third (2:02.78) to help clinch the win.

Both Calvin teams close out their dual meet campaigns on February 2 at Albion at 1 p.m.

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