The Gustavus Adolphus College men?s swim team claimed its third consecutive MIAC Championship team title on Saturday, February 14 in
Minneapolis, Minnesota at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center. The Gusties scored 909.5 points and used seven individual championships and four relay championships to clinch the 2004 MIAC team title. Head Coach, Jon Carlson, was named the MIAC Men?s Coach of the Year and Freshman Scott Hagemeyer was named MIAC Men?s Swimmer of the Year.
Freshman Scott Hagemeyer won three individual titles and four relay titles at the 2004 MIAC Championships. Hagemeyer set three school records, one MIAC meet record, and was named the 2004 MIAC Swimmer of the Meet. Hagemeyer won the 50-yard freestyle and holds the top time in NCAA Division III this season. The time of 20.41 in the 50-yard freestyle is also a MIAC meet record and a school record. Hagemeyer claimed the 100-yard freestyle title with a time of 45.69, which is the second fastest time in NCAA Division III this season and a school record. The freshman claimed his third individual title in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 51.93, which is his third individual school record.
Junior Will Sutor won the 100 and 200-yard butterfly races. Sutor won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 49.79, which the sixth fastest time in NCAA Division III this season. Sutor won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:54.52. Sutor was also a member of the four relay championship teams.
Junior Seth Weidmann won the 200-yard individual medley and the 200-yard backstroke at the 2004 MIAC Championships. Weidmann recorded a time of 1:54.85 in the 200-yard individual medley and a time of 1:53.56 in the 200-yard backstroke races. The junior was also a member of the 400-yard medley relay championship team.
Kent Kramer finished third in the 500-yard freestyle race. Mike
Maynard placed third in the 100-yard backstroke. Marc Maynard placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke. Brad Hammer placed third in the
100-yard breaststroke. Brian Beckmann finished in fourth place in the 400-yard individual medley. Jeff Pearson placed third in the 200-yard
backstroke. All swimmers placing first, second, or third earn all-conference honors.
The Gusties claimed four of the five relay race titles at the 2004 championships. The team of Brian Amundson, Weidmann, Sutor, and Hagemeyer claimed the 400-yard relay title with a time of 3:06.48 and set a MIAC meet record. The team of Mike Maynard, Marc Maynard, Sutor, and Hagemeyer claimed the 400-yard medley relay title with a time of 3:25.68. This is the fourth fastest time in NCAA Division III this season. The team of Mike Maynard, Hammer, Sutor, and Hagemeyer claimed the 200-yard medley relay title with a time of 1:32.79, which is the fastest time in NCAA Division III this season. The team of Sutor, Hagemeyer, Amundson, and Evan Christianson claimed the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:23.61, which is the third fastest time in NCAA Division III this season. The team of Kramer, Beckmann, Amundson, and Weidmann placed second in the 800-yard freestyle race with a time of 7:05.29.
The NCAA will announce the qualifiers for the Division III Men?s Championship on Friday, March 5. The three-day championship meet will take place March 18-20 in St. Louis, Missouri.