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Swimming and Diving Teams Compete Against Kalamazoo and Saint Mary’s in Dual Meets

Saturday, January 19, 2013

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NOTRE DAME, IN - The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team picked up a pair of dual meet victories on Friday night while the Calvin men’s swimming and diving team suffered its first dual meet loss against an MIAA foe. In competition hosted by Saint Mary’s College at the University of Notre Dame, the Calvin women defeated Kalamazoo 151-90 and Saint Mary’s 186-54 while the Calvin men were defeated by Kalamazoo 157-77.

The Calvin women’s team is now 4-3 in dual meet competition this year including 4-0 against MIAA opponents while the Calvin men’s team is 3-3 overall including 2-1 against league opponents.

Winners for Calvin in the women’s competition included:

*Senior Stephanie Fox (Kentwood/Home Schooled) in the 1,000 freestyle (10:45.97).

*Sophomore Lexi Scott (Richmond, IN/Richmond HS) in the 200 IM (2:16.62).

*Senior Samantha Klaasen (Holland/Holland Christian HS) on the one-meter (236.90) and three-meter (274.50) diving boards.

*Freshman Michaela Rookus (Hudsonville/Hudsonville HS) in the 100 freestyle (55.25).

*Sophomore Erika Waugh (Berne, IN/South Adams HS) in the 100 backstroke (1:03.42).

*Senior Elizabeth Counsell (Indianapolis, IN/Heritage Christian HS) in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.28).

On the men’s side, Calvin’s victories came from senior Mark Rushlow (Goshen, IN/Northridge HS) in the 100 butterfly (52.79) and freshman Johnson Cochran (Mount Vernon, OH/Mount Vernon HS) in the 100 breaststroke (58.47).

Second place finishes included:

*Freshman Aaron Venema (Grand Haven/Grand Haven HS) in the 1,000 freestyle (10:11.42).

*Rushlow in the 50 freestyle (21.97).

*Freshman Brandon Muma (Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Eastern HS) in the 100 freestyle (48.70).

*Junior Andrew Mitchell (Iron Mountain/Kingsford HS) in the 100 backstroke (54.55).

Both Calvin teams are back in action on Saturday, hosting rival Hope at 1 p.m. at the Venema Aquatic Center with an alumni reception set to follow after the meet.

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