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Calvin Swimming and Diving Teams Off To Fast Starts at MIAA Championships

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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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.

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