The Gustavus men’s swimming and diving squad finished first out of four teams at the St. Kate’s Invitational in St. Paul on Friday night. The Gusties, who won four events and recorded six second place finishes, scored 699.5 points to edge Carleton (656.5) for the title.
The Gusties first place finishers included John Rice in the 200-yard freestyle (1:52.0), Chris Almen-Sjogren in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:43.18), Wes Jones in the 500-yard freestyle (5:11.69), and the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Ben Stewart, Sam DeFranco, Gunnar Teigen, and Jake Kemna (3:26.35).
In addition to his win in the 500-yard free, Jones placed third in the 200 free (1:55.3). He headed up an impressive group of multiple event scorers for the Gusties. Casey Enevoldsen finished second in the 500 free (5:17.5) and third in the 1000 free (11:112.79), Ben Stewart placed third in both the 100 fly (58.46) and the 200 fly (2:11.32) and Bill Klein finished second in both the one-meter (187.0) and three-meter I148.9) diving competitions.
Kevin Horn, in the 100 fly (57.36) and Andrew Michelson, in the 200 fly (2:10.13) both also recorded important second place finishes.