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Swimming and Diving Teams Fall to Wayne State in Dual Meet Competition

Saturday, November 12, 2011

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By Sports Information Student Assistant Mark DeHaan

The Calvin men and women’s swim and dive team played host to Wayne State Friday night.

With a meet Saturday at Hope, Coach Dan Gelderloos was pleased with their swim Friday night. “We came in trying to be productive. We just want to come out of this meet with positive things.”

Including Wayne State, the Knights have swum against a few Division II opponents so far this season, with the other being Grand Valley State. “It’s good competition. It’s good to get outside of the conference, just let our kids to get some reps in,” said Gelderloos.

The Calvin men started off the meet with a second place finish by the Calvin A Team (Battoclete, Kraft, Doud, Baumann) in the 200 Yard Medley Relay with a time of 1:41.82. In the next event, the 1650 Yard Freestyle, Mathias Bares would take third place in 17:15.36, less than a half second behind second place. Ross Battoclete would then claim first in the 50 Yard Freestyle with a time of 22.11. Battoclete would continue his strong night in the 100 Yard Backstroke, finishing third. The Knights would take first and second finishes in the final two events, the 100 Yard Breaststroke, via Chris Shepperly [1:06.99] and Mathias Bares [1:10.49], and the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay, by the Calvin A (Baumann, Johnson, Keller, Gorham) and Calvin B (Allison, Griffioen, Terschak, Vanderlei) relay teams. This would not be enough, however, as Wayne State topped Calvin 158-79. Andrew Kraaft continued his great season diving for the Knights, taking first in the 1 meter diving with a score of 344.50, and the 3 meter diving, with a score of 334.15.

The women continued their strong season swimming and diving against the Warriors. The Knights took second and third place in the first event, the 200 Yard Medley Relay. The Calvin A relay team (Otten, Scott, Colasurdo, Bos) took second with a time of 1:55.79, while the Calvin C relay team (Waugh, Counsell, Sedjo, Seaks) came in right behind at 1:56.84. Calvin would then take a 2-3-4 finish in the 200 Yard Free from Erika Waugh [2:03.60], Alex Dhaenes [2:04.02], and Elizabeth Counsell [2:04.83]. Stephie Fox and Rachel Colasurdo would then take a 2-3 finish in the 400 Yard IM, in times of 4:49.89 and 4:50.90, respectively. Calvin would then claim another 2-3 finish in the 100 Yard Backstroke, via Briana Seaks [1:04.35] and Savannah VanWormer [1:05.63]. The Knights then took a 1-2-3 finish in the 100 Yard Breaststroke as Stephie Fox took first in 1:13.90, Elizabeth Schleh took second in 1:16.36, and Margaret Rechel took third in 1:16.61. Calvin would close out the night with a 1-2 finish in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay as the Calvin A relay team (Seaks, Cloyd, Wrobel, Sedjo) took first in 1:43.85 and the Calvin B relay team (Strunk, Scott, Bjorklund, VanWormer) took second in 1:48.40. The women would be outdueled as well, however, as the Warriors took the meet 144-92.

Calvin will now travel to Holland on Saturday where they will face rival Hope.

“I’m hoping the team comes ready to be competitive. We have a chance to have a great day,” said Gelderloos. “On the women’s side, we want to set the standard in the conference. On the men’s side, we want to see where we stand and be competitive.”

The meet is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.

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