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Calvin Swimming and Diving Teams Open Competition at Calvin Winter Invitational

Friday, December 03, 2010

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The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams opened up competition at their own Calvin Winter Invitational Thursday night. Thursday’s competition featured just two events - the 1,650 freestyle and the 800 freestyle relay.

After day one, Calvin is in third place in the women’s standings with 61 points while the Knights are fourth in the men’s standings with 48 points. In the men’s 1,650 freestyle, sophomore Mathias Bares (Holland/West Ottawa HS) was seventh in a time of 17:03.22. On the women’s side, Calvin had three individuals in the top-12 in the 1,650 with sophomore Shelby Cloyd (Kalamazoo/Plainwell HS) taking fourth (18:16.14), junior Bridget Scott (Oakville, ON/Kings Christian Collegiate HS) placing sixth (18:20.13) and freshman Claire Strunk finishing 12th (18:41.04).

In the men’s 800 freestyle relay, Calvin’s quartet of Peter Johnson (Oak Forest, IL), sophomore Mark Rushlow (Goshen, IN), junior Greg Gorham (Minneapolis, MN) and junior Ross Battoclette (Cincinnati, OH) took eighth with a time of 7:17.78. In the women’s 800 freestyle relay, Strunk, senior Kendra Kinzer (Fort Wayne, IN) and sophomores Rachel Colasurdo (Chesapeake, VA) and Stephanie Fox (Kentwood) were fifth in a time of 8:00.17.

Action continues with prelim events Friday morning at 10 a.m. with finals set for Friday evening at 6 p.m.

MEN’S TEAM STANDINGS - Team Standings - Grand Valley 151, Wabash 63, Olivet 56, Calvin 48, Kalamazoo 44, Valparaiso 44, Alma 38

WOMEN’S TEAM STANDINGS
- Grand Valley 157, Hillsdale 71, Calvin 61, Valparaiso 38, Kalamazoo 33, Northern Michigan 30, Olivet 26, Alma 24, St. Mary’s 19

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