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Calvin Swimming and Diving Teams Split Dual Meets at Albion

Saturday, February 02, 2013

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By Mark DeHaan

ALBION - Traveling to Albion to take on the Britons, the men’s and women’s swim and dive teams split the meet as the women took home a victory, 166-133, and the men took a narrow defeat, 141-134. The Calvin women complete their dual meet season with an overall record of 6-3 including a record of 6-0 against league foes. The Calvin men finish 4-4 overall in dual meet action and 3-2 against league opponents.

In the first event of the night, the women’s 200 medley relay, the Calvin B Relay team took second as the A relay team was disqualified. The B relay team of sophomore Kathryn Wrobel, freshman Mary Hudson, senior Kristy Kinzer and senior Rachel Colasurdo finished in 2:00.22.

In the next event, the 1000 freestyle, the Knights took 1-4, as sophomore Erika Waugh earned first in 11:28.84, senior Savannah VanWormer second in 11:37.34, senior Elizabeth Counsell third in 11:48.65, and sophomore Maggie McLaurin fourth in 11:50.00. In the 200 freestyle, sophomore Alex Dhaenens took second in 2:07.56. Freshman Michaela Rookus then took first in the 100 backstroke in 1:04.18, while Wrobel took third in 1:10.35. Sophomore Alexi Scott took first in the 100 breastroke in 1:12.05, followed in second by senior Stephie Fox in 1:16.08 In the 200 butterfly, Colasurdo took second in 2:23.31. Kinzer took another second in the next event, the 50 free in 26.08. In the 100 freestyle, senior Shelby Cloyd took a narrow second place as she finished in 57.98, four hundredths of a second behind first place. Kinzer earned another top finish as she took first in 200 backstroke in 2:13.69.

Colasurdo continued her domination in the 200 breaststroke as she earned another first place finish, this in 2:38.31. In the 500 freestyle, Fox took first in 5:22.64. In the 100 fly, Hudson took second in 1:07.43. Waugh took second in the 200 IM in 2:22.65. The final event saw the Calvin B Relay team take second in the 200 free relay. The team of Scott, Rookus, Kinzer, and freshman Alayna Gallegos finished in 1:46.47. On the diving boards, senior Samantha Klaasen took first in both the one meter and three meter boards, with scores of 270.45 and 290.18, respectively.

On the men’s side, the Calvin A relay and B relay teams took second and third in the 200 medley relay. The A team of senior Mark Rushlow, junior Morgan Zalochi, junior Peter Johnson and senior Sam Allison finished in 1:42.05 while the B team of freshman Mitchell Schroder, sophomore Travis Vincent, junior Adam Alexander and sophomore Alex Baumann finished in 1:42.64. In the 1000 freestyle, Schroder picked up a first place finish in 10:40.26. Sophomore Nathan Terschak then took a third place finish in the 200 freestyle in 1:54.63. In the 100 backstroke, freshman Brandon Muma took first in 57.13.

The 100 breaststroke saw junior Andrew Vanderlei take second in 1:02.77. In the 200 butterfly, Calvin finished 1-2-3 as junior Peter Johnson took first in 2:04.20, Vincent second in 2:07.69 and senior Stephen Kraft third in 2:11.90. Muma earned another first place finish in the 50 freestyle in 22.76. In the 100 free, junior Aaron Venema took second in 50.09 and Allison third in 50.87. In the 200 backstroke, Rushlow took second in 2:09.78.

Johnson earned another top finish in the 200 breaststroke in 2:21.43. Freshman Johnson Cochran and Terschak then took second and third in the 500 freestyle in 5:08.66 and 5:15.83, respectively. Junior Andrew Mitchell took first in the 100 fly in 54.57. In the 200 IM, Vincent took second in 2:04.01. The meet came down to the final event, with Albion holding a two point lead. Albion held onto the lead in the 200 freestyle relay, taking first, with the Calvin A relay of Muma, Rushlow, Schroder, and Mitchell taking second in 1:27.91 and the C relay of Vanderlei, freshman Jacob Huisman, Johnson, and freshman Paul Freeman finished third in 1:34.10.

Up next for both teams is the MIAA Championships which will be held at Jenison High School 13-16.

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