Calvin Women’s Swimming and Diving in Third Place Through Day One of Calvin Invitational
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Competing in a field of six teams, the Calvin women’s swimming and diving team is in third place through one night of competition at the Calvin Winter Invitational. The Calvin women’s team has 63 points, trailing Northern Michigan and Grand Valley State. Thursday’s competition included the 1,650 freestyle and 800 freestyle relay.
In the 1,650 freestyle, junior Kathryn Wrobel (Arden Hills, MN/Mounds View HS) took fourth in a time of 17:54.35.
Calvin’s 800 freestyle relay team of senior Margaret Rechel (Worthington, OH/Thomas Worthington HS), Wrobel, freshman Megan Schroder (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and junior Alex Dhaenens (Howell/Howell HS) took seventh in a time of 7:56.04. Calvin’s B’ relay team of junior Erika Waugh (Berne, IN/South Adams HS), senior Elizabeth Schleh (Mount Vernon, WA/Academy West), senior Claire Strunk (Evanston, IL/Evanston Township HS) and junior Lexi Scott (Richmond, IN/Richmond HS) also scored points, placing ninth in 8:04.03.
“I was pleased with our swims tonight,” said Calvin head swim coach Dan Gelderloos. “We have a lot of races coming up in the next two days so we need to take everything one at a time but I liked our spirit and attitude.”
Prelims on Friday morning begin at 10 a.m. with evening finals slated for 6 p.m.