Women’s Swimming & Diving Team Leads Chicago Invite After Day One - Men In Fourth Place
Saturday, January 16, 2010
CHICAGO, IL—After one day of competition, the Calvin women’s swimming and diving team holds a 13-point lead over host Chicago in the two-day University of Chicago Invitational. Ranked 14th in the latest Collegeswimming.com Division III Top 25 poll, Calvin has a first place total of 380 points while 13th-ranked Chicago sits in second place with 367 points.
On the men’s side, Calvin sits in fourth place in a field of eight teams with 176 points. Host Chicago leads the field with 382.5 points.
In the women’s competition, seniors Emily Roberts and Maggie Vail led the way in the 200 IM with Roberts placing second with a season-best time of 2:13.64 while Vail was close behind in 2:13.91. Freshman Rachel Colasurdo also cracked the top six, placing fifth with a time of 2:15.09.
In the 50 freestyle, junior Monica Bressler led a 1-4 Calvin finish with a first place time of 25.26 while freshman Rachel Bos was fourth in 26.04.
In the three-meter diving competition, Calvin went 2-3-4 led by senior Casey Herman who was second (418.10) and followed by freshman Sam Klaasen in third (395.85) and junior Carmen Brummel in fourth (382.25).
In the 500 freestyle, Calvin had three swimmers in the top six led by freshman Stephanie Fox in third (5:14.83), senior Laura Price in fourth (5:20.09) and freshman Shelby Cloyd in sixth (5:21.58).
Calvin also scored big points in the relays with its 200 freestyle relay team of Bressler, Fox, Kristen Kinzer and Vail winning in a time of 1:40.20 while its 400 medley relay team of Kristen Kinzer, Roberts, Caitlin Alexander and Fox took second in a time of 4:08.18.
On the men’s side, sophomore Ross Battoclette took third in the 500 freestyle (4:56.26) while freshman Stephan Kraft was ninth in the 200 IM (2:03.40) and sophomore Ethan Tatum ninth in the 50 freestyle (22.55).
In the relays, Calvin’s 200 freestyle relay team of sophomore Trent Stensrud and freshmen Devin Heitz, Ryan Martinie and Zach Reuther was seventh (1:33.04) while its 400 medley relay team of senior Kurt VanAllsburg, Kraft, senior Jon Herrema and Tatum was sixth in a time of 3:43.14.
Action continues today.