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Swim Teams Post Top 10 Finishes at EMU Invitational

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

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Meet Results

YPSILANTI—Despite competing in only the second day of competition at the Eastern Michigan Invitational, the Calvin men’s and women’s swim teams posted top 10 finishes on Saturday with the Calvin women finishing sixth with 135.5 points while the Calvin men took fifth with 152 points.

Senior Cara VanWoerkom (Wyoming/Calvin Christian HS) highlighted the day for the Calvin women with a sixth place and NCAA III B’ cut qualifying time of 24,.26 in the 50 freestyle.

Other top 10 finishes for the Calvin women included junior Maggie Vail (Portage/Portage Northern HS) in the 100 backstroke with a ninth place time of 1:08.78, Calvin’s 200 medley relay team of sophomore Monica Bressler (Sandusky, OH/Perkins HS), Vail, junior Emily Roberts (DeKalb, IL/DeKalb HS) and VanWoerkom in 8th place (1:50.75), Calvin’s 200 freestyle relay of Bressler, Vail, junior Laure Price (Warren, PA/Warren HS) in sixth place (1:39.06) and Calvin’s 400 medley relay team of Bressler, Roberts, Prince and sophomore Kendra Kinzer (Fort Wayne, IN/Homestead HS) in 7th place (3:45.58).

On the men’s side, freshman Ross Battoclette (Cincinnati, OH/Clark Montessori HS) was 10th in the 200 freestyle (1:47.04) while junior Kurt VanAllsburg (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) was 10th in the 50 freestyle (22.25). In relay action, Calvin’s 200 medley relay of sophomore Tyler Westman (Naperville, IL/Naperville North HS), freshman Greg Gorham (Minnesapolis, MN/Richfield HS), junior Jon Herrema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and VanAllsburg were 7th (1:41.73) while Calvin’s 200 freestyle relay of VanAllsburg, Herrema, Battcolette and freshman Ethan Tatum (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) were also seventh (1:30.51). In addition, Calvin’s 400 medley relay of Battclette, Gorham, senior Keith Conrad (Wheaton, IL/Wheaton North HS) and Tatum took seventh with a time of 3:45.58.


Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 413            
  1. Michigan                 1102.5  
  2. Eastern Michigan             917.5
  3. Toledo                   580.5  
  4. Wayne State                 578
  5. Kalamazoo                   217  
  6. Calvin                   135.5
  7. Northern Michigan             119  
  8. Oakland                     86
  9. Findlay                     81
  10. Alma                       4
              Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 413            
  1. Eastern Michigan             1220  
  2. Wayne State                 948
  3. Kalamazoo                   647  
  4. Findlay                   174
  5. Calvin                     152  
  6. Unattached                   75
  7. Oakland                     56  
  8. Alma                       30

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