Mixed Results for Calvin Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Teams at Hope
Saturday, January 30, 2010
HOLLAND Ė The Calvin menís and womenís swimming and diving teams had mixed results at rival Hope on Saturday with the Calvin women defeating the Hope womenís team 176.5-123.5 and the Calvin menís team falling to the Hope menís team 176-109.
The Calvin womenís team finishes its dual meet season 7-2 overall including 6-0 against MIAA opponents. The Calvin menís team finishes its dual meet season at 3-4 overall and 3-2 against league foes.
In the womenís competition, Calvin went 1-2-3 in the 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke. In the 100 breaststroke, senior Emily Roberts was first (1:07.81), senior Maggie Vail second (1:07.88) and freshman Elizabeth Counsell third (1:09.30). In the 200 breaststroke, Vail was first (2:26.51), Roberts second (2:31.76) and Counsell third (2:32.67). Vail also won the 200 IM (2:14.36).
Other individual winners for the Calvin women in the swim events included freshman Stephanie Fox in the 200 freestyle (1:58.03) and freshman Kristen Kinzer in the 100 backstroke (1:01.36).
In the diving portion of the meet, Calvin went 1-2-3 on the one-meter board and 1-2-3 on the three-meter board. In the one-meter competition, senior Casey Herman was first (250.10), freshman Samantha Klaasen second (234.40) and junior Carmen Brummel third (233.35). Herman also won the three-meter board with a score of 234.60 while Klaasen was second (228.70) and Brummel third (222.15).
Calvinís 400 freestyle relay team of junior Monica Bressler, Fox, freshman Rachel Colasurdo and senior Laura Price also took first place with a time of 3:38.77 while its 400 medley relay team of Bressler, Roberts, Kristen Kinzer and Colasurdo took first with a time of 4:03.93.
In the menís meet, Calvin did not take first place in a single event but had several strong second place performances.
Notable performances for the Calvin men included second place finishes by freshman Stephen Kraft in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.94), 200 breaststroke (2:20.77) and 200 IM (2:08.50), freshman Ryan Martinie in the 100 butterfly (54.34) and 200 butterfly (2:09.89), freshman Mark Rushlow in the 50 freestyle (22.50) and 100 freestyle (49.97), freshman Colin Reynolds on the one-meter diving board (191.60) and three-meter diving board (165.60), sophomore Ross Battoclette in the 200 backstroke (2:04.94), and freshman Mathias Bares in the 500 freestyle (4:58.83).
Both Calvin teams will now break until February 11-13 when they host the MIAA Championships at the Venema Aquatic Center.
The MIAA Championships Web site can found at: MIAA Championships Web site