Women’s Swimming & Diving 20th After Day One of NCAA III Swimming & Diving Championships
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team broke into the scoring column on day one of the NCAA III Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Minnesota with a 12th place finish in the 200 medley relay. The 12th place finish by the Calvin quartet of freshman Kristen Kinzer (Fort Wayne, IN), senior Emily Roberts (DeKalb, IL), junior Caitlin Alexander (Holland Christian HS) and junior Monica Bressler (Sandusky, OH) in a time of 1:46.92 was good for 10 points and put the Knights in 20th place with three days of competition left.
Earlier in the day, Bressler competed in the prelims of the 50 freestyle while Roberts, senior Maggie Vail (Portage Northern HS) and freshman Elisabeth Counsell (Indianapolis, IN) competed in the prelims of the 200 IM but did not advance to the evening finals.
“We had a little bit of a so-so start to the morning prelims but I think we turned the corner with our relay performance tonight,” said Calvin head men’s and women’s swim coach Dan Gelderloos. “We had some great splits in the relay, particularly Emily Roberts who swam the fastest split of her life in her breaststroke leg. That should bode well for her over the next few days.”
Scheduled to compete for Calvin on Thursday on the women’s side are seniors Joy Leach (Charlottsville, VA) and Casey Herman (Libertyville, IL) on the one-meter diving diving board. The Calvin women will also compete in the 200 freestyle relay (seeded 13th) and 400 medley relay (seeded 17th). Scheduled to compete for the Calvin men on Thursday is freshman Mark Rushlow (Goshen, IN). Rushlow is seeded 16th.