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Swimming and Diving Teams Split Dual Meets at Wheaton

Saturday, November 06, 2010

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WHEATON, IL - The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams split dual meets on Saturday as the Calvin men defeated the host Wheaton Thunder 149-144 while the Calvin women fell to Wheaton 156.5-136.5. The Calvin men are now 2-1 in dual meet action while the Calvin women are 1-2.

In the men’s competition, Calvin junior Ross Battoclette (Cincinnati, OH/Clark Montessori) had a monster day, winning the 100 freestyle (48.72), 200 freestyle (1:46.42) and 500 freestyle (4:57.17). Freshman Andrew Krafft (Fort Wayne, IN) was a double-winner, claiming wins on the one and three-meter diving boards while sophomore Stephen Kraft (Warsaw, IN) won the 100 backstroke (55.73) and 200 backstrokes (2:16.53). Sophomore Mark Rushlow (Goshen, IN) also had a big performance, winning the 100 butterfly in a season-best time of 52.90. In addition, sophomore Matthias Bares (Holland/West Ottawa HS) had a season-best time of 10:16.94 in winning the 1000 freestyle.

On the women’s side, Calvin picked up wins in the pool from sophomore Stephanie Fox (Kentwood, MI) in the 200 freestyle (1:58.83), sophomore Elizabeth Counsell (Indianapolis, IN/Heritage Christian HS) in the 200 breaststroke (2:31.18) and sophomore Rachel Colasurdo (Chesapeake, VA) in the 200 IM (2:15.40). Freshman Elise Kauffman (Sugarland, TX) was also a winner on both the one and three-meter diving boards.

Both Calvin teams are back in action next Friday, competing in non-conference dual meets at Wayne State beginning at 6 p.m.

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