Top HeadlinesSunday, December 08, 2013 Final Results
The Calvin men’s swimming and diving team completed its most successful performance at its own Calvin Winter Invitational Saturday night, finishing second in the final standings with an overall team score of 583 points. Grand Valley State won the men’s competition with a first place team score of 1,320 points. On Saturday, Calvin continued to shatter school records and post NCAA III B’ cut qualifying times. In the morning prelims, sophomore Johnson Cochran (Mount Vernon, OH/Mount Vernon HS) broke his own school record in the 200 breaststroke with an NCAA III B’ cut qualifying time of 2:03.56. In the evening finals, he broke the record again, taking second with a time of 2:03.27. In the 500 freestyle, sophomore Aaron Venema (Grand Haven/Grand Haven HS) crushed the school record with an NCAA III B’ cut qualifying time of 4:35.44, breaking the previous school mark of 4:38.37 set by A.J. Penninga in 2003. Venema’s time was good for third place.In the 200 medley relay, Calvin’s team of freshman Brett Stoughton (Centerville, IN/Centerville HS), Cochran, senior Peter Johnson (Oak Forest, IL/Home Schooled) and senior Andrew Mitchell (Iron Mountain/Kingsford HS) raced to a school record and NCAA III B’ cut qualifying time of 1:32.83. The time breaks the previous school record of 1:33.75 set in 2002. Yet another school record was broken by Mitchell in the morning prelims in the 100 freestyle as he cruised to a time of 46.06, breaking the previous record of 46.21 set by Brad White in 2002. Mitchell later took fourth in the evening finals with a time of 46.35.Sunday, December 08, 2013 Final Results
The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team completed a stellar weekend of competition on Saturday, finishing third at its own Calvin Winter Invitational with a final team score of 593 points. Grand Valley State won the women’s competition with 1,193 points while Northern Michigan was second with 742.5 points. A highlight of the day was turned in by sophomore Michaela Rookus (Hudsonville/Hudsonville HS) as she broke Becky Weima’s school record in the 100 butterfly with a time of 58.04. Weima’s previous school record time was 58.47. Rookus later took third in the 200 IM with a time of 2:08.38. In the 500 freestyle, junior Kathryn Wrobel (Arden Hills, MN/Moundsview HS) had a season-best time of 5:10.29 in the morning prelims and then took sixth in the evening finals with a time of 5:17.05. In the 200 backstroke, junior Erika Waugh (Berne, IN/South Adams HS) took fourth in a time of 2:07.77 after clocking a season-best time of 2:06.87 in the morning prelims. Junior Lexi Scott (Richmond, IN/Richmond HS) had a sixth place finish in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:26.82 and was later sixth in the 200 IM with a time of 2:10.74. Calvin’s 200 medley relay of senior Kristy Kinzer (Fort Wayne, IN/Homestead HS), Rookus, Scott and freshman Adrienne Wesselius (Sioux Center, IA/Unity Christian HS) took seventh in 1:48.54 while its 400 freestyle relay team of Rookus, senior Margaret Rechel (Worthington, OH/Thomas Worthington HS), Kinzer and Wrobel took fourth in a time of 3:36.03. In the women’s one-meter diving, junior Rebecca Mumby (Spring Lake/Spring Lake HS) took fifth (347.10) while freshman Becky Freed (Rochester, Hills/Rochester Stoney Creek HS) was eighth (328.15).
Saturday, December 07, 2013 Calvin Winter Invitational Website
Heading into the final day of competition, the Calvin women’s swimming and diving team is in third place at the Calvin Winter Invitational with 363 points. Grand Valley leads the standings with 684 points followed by Northern Michigan with 408. Calvin had a solid group of top-eight individual finishes on Friday. Sophomore Alayna Gallegos (Lakeville, MN/Lakeville HS) had a strong showing in the 200 butterfly, placing sixth in a time of 2:10.38. She also added a sixth place time of 4:55.02 in the 400 IM later in the evening. Calvin also placed two in the top eight in the 200 freestyle as junior Kathryn Wrobel (Arden Hills, MN/Moundsview HS) was seventh (1:59.37) and senior Margaret Rechel (Worthington, OH/Thomas Worthington HS) eighth (2:00.85). In the 100 breaststroke finals, sophomore Michaela Rookus (Hudsonville/Hudsonville HS) took fourth with a season-best and NCAA III B’ cut qualifying time of 1:05.13. She later took fifth in the 50 freestyle with a season-best time of 24.44. In the 100 backstroke, junior Erika Waugh (Berne, IN/South Adams HS) was fifth in a season-best time of 58.82 while senior Kristy Kinzer (Fort Wayne, IN/Homestead HS) was seventh (59.67). In the diving competition, sophomore Lizz Roth (Brighton/Brighton HS) was sixth on the three-meter board with a score of 364.85 while junior Rebecca Mumby (Spring Lake/Spring Lake HS) was seventh (354.15) and freshman Becky Freed (Rochester Hills/Rochester Stoney Creek HS) eighth (343.50). In the 200 freestyle relay, the Calvin quartet of freshman Adrienne Wesselius (Sioux Center, IA/Unity Christian HS), Rookus, Kinzer and Wrobel was third in a time of 1:37.30.