The Gusties recorded 14 top three finishes at the meet, while a St. Olaf swimmer was the victor in every individual race.
The Gustavus 200-free relay team of Kurt Youngdahl, Steve Manley, Sam Olson-Anstett, and Zac Solis registered the Gusties lone win in the swimming events. The team touched the wall in 1:28.36 to edge St. Olaf by over two seconds. The 200-medley relay team of Zach Nachtsheim, Billy Schultze, Matt Van Fossen, and Youngdahl added a second place finish with a time of 1:37.82.
Ross Larson and Zac Solis each tallied one second and two third place finishes. Larson placed second in the 200 free with a time of 1:50.29, and added third place marks in the 200 backstroke (2:02.96) and 500 free (5:07.60). Solis finished runner-up in 200 backstroke in 2:00.75, while taking third in the 100 backstroke (56.55) and 50 free (22.66).
Kurt Youngdahl and Billy Schultze both swam to a pair of second place finishes. Youngdahl took runner-up in the 50 free in 22.00 and 100 free in 48:51, while Schultze swam second in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:16.29 and 200 IM with a time of 2:05.26.
Rounding out the top Gustavus swimmers at the meet was Matt Van Fossen, Kento Gurung, and Sam Olson-Anstett. Van Fossen finished second in the 100 butterfly (53.67) and third in the 200 butterfly (2:08.31). Gurung swam third in the 100 free (50.65), as did Olson-Anstett in the 100 butterfly (54.86).
Gustavus divers Sam Hanson and Michael Patterson finished one-two in both the one and three-meter diving events. Hanson scored a 209.25 on the one-meter and a 215.15 on the three-meter. Patterson turned in a score of 207.25 on the one-meter and 173.00 on the three-meter.
The Gustavus swimming and diving teams will cap off their three-meet home-stand next Saturday, Nov. 19, when it hosts Saint John’s, Saint Ben’s and MSU-Mankato.