St. Peter, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus women’s swimming and diving team took care of business on Senior Night, defeating conference foe Carleton College by the score of 212-82 Saturday evening at the Vic Gustafson Pool. The Gusties turned in a total of 13 event victories on the way to their fourth head-to-head dual win of the season.
“Coming off our training trip to Puerto Rico and being in the pool less than a week before tonight’s meet, I’m especially proud of how the women came out and competed,” said head coach Jon Carlson. “They took an all business approach and proved just how good they can be when they put together a full team effort. It was fun to watch and a great way for our seniors to go out in their last meet at the Vic.”
Leading the charge individually with a pair of individual event wins each was Alissa Tinklenberg (Sr., Willmar, Minn.), Jennifer Strom (Jr., Rochester, Minn.), and Danielle Klunk (Jr., Appleton, Wis.). Tinklenberg took gold in both the 200 backstroke and 200 freestyle by touching the wall in 2:06.92 in the backstroke and 1:56.55 in the free. Klunk dominated the butterfly races, winning the 100 with a time of 1:00.97 and the 200 with a time of 2:13.32. Rounding out the group was Jennifer Strom who earned a pair of victories in the breaststroke competitions. Strom went 1:09.52 in the 100 and 2:29.39 in the 200. She also added a third place finish in the 200 individual medley.
Adding individual event wins was Libby Larson (Jr. Detroit Lakes, Minn.), Leah Anderson (So., Apple Valley, Minn.), and Hayley Booher (Fy., Warren, Vt.). Larson won the 1,000 free with a time of 11:15.44 and registered a third place finish in the 500 free. Anderson swam a 5:22.30 to capture the 500 free and touched up in 1:59.18 to finish runner-up in the 1:59.18. Booher’s win came in the 200 IM where she took the top spot in 2:12.87. She also provided two more top three finishes with a second place mark in the 100 back (1:00.61) and a third place swim in the 200 back (2:11.59).
In the two relay events, Gustavus teams were too fast for its Carleton challengers. In the 200-medley relay, Alissa Tinklenberg, Jennifer Strom, Danielle Klunk, and Katie Olson (Jr., North Oaks, Minn.) joined forces to win the race with a time of 1:49.92. Tinklenberg, Klunk, Tarin Anding (So., Sartell, Minn.), and Olson teamed up to win the 200-free relay after recording time of 1:39.29.
Gusties Laura Dobler (Jr., St. Peter, Minn.) and Haley Totzke (Sr., Pease, Min.) locked down the diving competitions with wins in each event. Dobler won the one-meter with a score of 163.80, while Totzke won the three-meter with a score of 163.15.
After a short turnaround, the Gustavus swimming and diving teams will be back in the pool on Saturday when they travel to Decorah, Iowa to compete in the Luther Invitational set to begin at 1:00 p.m.