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Swimming and Diving Action Continues on Day Two of Calvin Winter Invitational

Friday, December 03, 2010

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With one day of competition left at the Calvin Winter Invitational, the Calvin women’s team is in second place while the Calvin men’s teams is in fifth place. Grand Valley State leads both competitions with the Lakers leading the men’s standings with 686 points and the men’s standings with 662 points. Kalamazoo is in second place in the men’s competition with 308 points while the Hornets are third in the women’s standings with 210 points.

Friday’s competition saw six meet records established with three coming in the men’s competition and three on the women’s side. Meet records in the men’s meet included Kalamazoo’s 200 freestyle relay team with a time of 1:22.37, Craig Fleming in the 50 freestyle (20.37/morning prelims) and Aaron Makren of Grand Valley State in the 100 breaststroke (56.06). Meet records in the women’s competition included Molly DeWald of Kalamazoo in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.92), Antonia Musto of Grand Valley Sate in the 400 IM (4:36.21) and Karen Verbrugge of Grand Valley on the three-meter diving board (458.60).

Calvin had a number of standout performances. On the women’s side, sophomore Elizabeth Counsell (Indianapolis, IN/Heritage Christian HS) had the top swim for the Knights with a third place and NCAA III conditional qualifying time of 1:06.17. In the three-meter diving competition, Calvin sophomore Samantha Klaasen (Holland/Holland Christian HS) just missed a qualifying score, finishing second with 409.85 points while Calvin senior Carmen Brummel (West Olive/Unity Christian HS) was seventh (339.75).

Other notable performances for the Calvin women included sophomore Stephanie Fox (Kentwood/Home Schooled) placing seventh in the 200 freestyle (2:01.05), sophomore Rachel Colasurdo (Chesapeake, VA/Home Schooled) finishing fourth in the 400 IM (4:48.39) and sophomore Rachel Bos (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) in the 50 freestyle (24.80).

On the men’s side, Calvin was led by junior Ross Battoclette (Cincinnati, OH/Clark Montesorri HS) with a fifth place time of 1:44.29 in the 200 freestyle, junior Greg Gorham (Minneapolis, MN) sixth in the 100 breaststroke (59.37) and freshman Andrew Kraft (Fort Wayne, IN/Home Schooled) third on the one-meter diving board (404.30).

Action continues on Saturday with prelims set for 10 a.m. and finals slated to start at 6 p.m.

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