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Swimming and Diving Teams Defeat Alma in MIAA Dual Meets

Sunday, February 01, 2009

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ALMA—The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams picked up dual meet victories at Alma on Saturday with the women’s team defeating the Alma women’s team 137-86 while the men’s team defeated the Alma men’s team 124-84.

The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team is now 6-3 in dual meet competition while the Calvin men’s team is 2-6.

The women’s competition was once again highlighted by the performance of senior Erica Deur (Holland Christian HS) who shattered a school record for the third consecutive weekend, winning the three-meter board with a score of 315.20 points, breaking her previous record of 299.10 (for six dives) set just a week ago in a dual meet against Hope. Deur also won the one-meter competition with a score of 294.05.

Other individual winners for the Calvin women included junior Emily Roberts (Dekalb, IL) in the 1,000 freestyle (11:20.37), junior Maggie Vail (Portage Northern HS) in the 50 freestyle (25.94) and 100 freestyle (55.35), sophomore Kelley Barr (Dover, DE) in the 200 IM (2:22.16), senior Julie Wolfe (Westerville, OH) in the 100 fly (1:00.63), junior Laura Price (Warren, PA) in the 100 backstroke (1:02.54) and sophomore Jean Buteyn (Eden Prairie, MN) in the 500 free (5:33.39).

In the men’s competition, Calvin picked up individual victories from sophomore Tyler Westman (Naperville, IL) in the 1,000 freestyle (11:12.48) and 500 freestyle (5:15.27), senior Keith Conrad (Wheaton, IL) in the 200 free (1:50.66) and 100 fly (54.25), freshman Ethan Tatum (Grand Rapids Christian HS) in the 200 IM (2:08.93) and freshman Ross Battoclette (Cincinnati, OH) in the 100 freestyle (50.34).

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