Calvin Women 2nd - Calvin Men 3rd at U. of Chicago Swimming & Diving Invitational
Sunday, January 16, 2011
CHICAGO, IL - The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams wrapped up competition at the University of Chicago Invitational late Saturday night. The Calvin women finished the two-day meet in second place with 942 points while the Calvin men took third with 624.5 points. Host Chicago won the women’s meet with 1,251 points and the men’s meet with 1,036.5 points.
Highlighting the evening for the Calvin men on Saturday was freshman Andrew Krafft (Fort Wayne, IN/Home Schooled) who won the three-meter diving competition with an NCAA III qualifying score of 497.10. Sophomore Mark Rushlow (Goshen, IN/Northridge HS) captured the 100 butterfly (54.16) while also placing 10th in the 100 freestyle (49.90). Junior Ross Battoclette (Cincinnatti, OH/Clark Montessori HS) had another big day, placing second in the 200 freestyle (1:45.83) while also placing fourth in the 100 freestyle (48.33).
Other top performances for the Calvin men included freshman Andrew Mitchell (Iron Mountain, MI/Iron Mountain HS) taking third in the 100 butterfly (55.69), sophomore Mathias Bares (Holland/West Ottawa HS) taking second in the 1650 freestyle (17:08.65) and sophomore Stephen Kraft (Warsaw, IN/Home Schooled) taking second in the 200 breaststroke (2:13.58).
In the women’s meet, Calvin received victories from sophomore Stephanie Fox (Kentwood/Home Schooled) in the 200 freestyle (1:59.17), sophomore Elizabeth Counsel (Indianapolis, IN/Heritage Christian HS) in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.08) and 200 breaststroke (2:28.94) and senior Monica Bressler (Sandusky, OH/Perkins HS) in the 100 backstroke (1:02.25) with Bressler also taking third in the 100 freestyle (55.79).
Other top three individual finishes included a third place finish by senior Caitlin Alexander (Holland/Holland Christian HS) in the 100 butterfly (1:01.76), a second place finish by junior Briana Seaks (East Lansing/Okemos) in the 100 butterfly (1:04.06) and a third place finish in the 200 backstroke (2:1825) and a second place finish by sophomore Sam Klaasen (Holland/Holland Christian HS) on the one-meter diving board (394.35).
Both Calvin teams will return to action next weekend with the women traveling to Saint Mary’s on Friday and both the men’s and women’s teams hosting Kalamazoo on Saturday.