Swimming & Diving Teams Complete Day One of Competition at University of Chicago Invitational
Saturday, January 15, 2011
CHICAGO, IL - After one day of competition, the Calvin women’s swimming and diving team is in second place at the University of Chicago Invitational with 311 points while the Calvin men’s team is in fourth place with 187 points. Host Chicago leads the women’s standings with 403 points and the men’s standings with 300.5 points.
Top performances for the Calvin women on Friday night included a first place swim by senior Monica Bressler (Sandusky, OH/Perkins HS) in the 50 freestyle (25.08) and a first place time of 1:40.25 by Calvin’s 200 freestyle relay team of sophomore Rachel Colasurdo (Chesapeak, VA/Home Schooled), sophomore Stephanie Fox (Kentwood, MI/Home Schooled), freshman Maria Sedjo (West Chicago, IL/Home Schooled) and and Bressler.
Sophomore Sam Klaasen (Holland/Holland Christian HS) also added a second place finish on the three-meter diving board (387. 25) while Fox was third in the 500 freestyle (5:18.58).
On the men’s side, junior Ross Battoclette (Cincinnati, OH/Clark Montessori HS) captured the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:52.21. Other highlights included a fourth place finish by sophomore Stephen Kraft (Warsaw, IN/Home Schooled) in the 200 IM (2:02.42) and a second place finish by freshman Andrew Krafft (Fort Wayne, IN/Home Schooled) on the one-meter diving board (477.95). The score by Krafft was an NCAA III qualifying score.
Earlier in the week, the Calvin Sports Information office caught up with head Calvin men’s and women’s swimming coach Dan Gelderloos to talk about the University of Chicago Invitational as well as the remainder of the season. That audio interview can be found on the Calvin website at: Dan Gelderloos Audio Interview
Action at the University of Chicago Invitational continues Saturday evening.