Day Two of Calvin Winter Swimming & Diving Invitational In the Books
Friday, December 04, 2009
(written by sports information student assistant Derek Neice)
All day Friday the Calvin Winter Invitational meet continued, with preliminaries events in the morning and final events later in the evening. After Thursday’s distance events, Calvin had strong showings on both the men’s and women’s sides Friday, with good places in the final standings through 59 events. The women are in 4th place of 11 teams with 234 points and the men are in 3rd place of 6 teams with 225 points.
Grand Valley State University currently holds first place in both sides. The women have 614 points through Friday and are 114 points ahead of 2nd place Bowling Green State University, who has 540. The men are nearly 200 points ahead of second place Kalamazoo with 728.5 points.
A big highlight for the Calvin women came on the three-meter diving board as freshman Sam Klaasen had a career-best score of 389.35 (11 dives) points to place second.
It should be noted that many events have three separate heats, and the best times that swimmers put forth in the morning’s preliminary events determined which heat they would be placed in for the final events. The fastest times placed swimmers in the third and final heat.
Calvin’s best finishes for the women included a 7th and 9th place finish in the 200 yd free relay by the Knight A-team and B-team, with times of 1:40.44 and 1:41.44, a 6th place finish in the final heat of the 100 yd breast by Emily Roberts with a time of 1:07.12, a 7th place finish in the final heat of the 100 yd breast by Maggie Vail with a time of 1:07.20, an 8th place finish in the final heat of the 100 yd back by Kristen Kinzer with a time of 1:01.40, and a 6th place finish in the 400 yd IM by Rachel Colasurdo with a time of 4:50.60.
On the men’s side of things, Calvin’s best finishes included a 4th place finish in the 200 yd free relay by the Knight A-team with a time of 1:27.62, a 5th place finish in the final heat of the 100 yd breast by Greg Gorham with a time of 59.91, a 7th place finish in the final heat of the 400 yd IM by Stephen Kraft with a time of 4:25.62, a 7th place finish in the final heat of the 100 yd back by Kyle Garringer with a time of 55.18, and a 1st place finish (9th overall) in the second heat of the 200 yd fly by Mark Rushlow with a time of 1:59.23.
With still one more day to go in the three day invitational meet, Calvin will continue action tomorrow at the Venema Aquatic Center. Relay events should be the predominant feature of Saturday’s action, and the meet will resume at 10 in the morning with more preliminaries.