The Gustavus men’s swimming team had an impressive first day the NCAA Division III Championships which are being held in St. Louis, Missouri. The Gusties are in seventh place overall with 63.5 points. The meet will continue on Friday and conclude on Saturday.
The 200 freestyle relay team of Scott Hagemeyer, Will Sutor, Brian Amundson, and Evan Christianson started the championships off for the Gusties with a fifth place finish in a time of 1:23.98. Kenyon finished first with a time of 1:21.76. The fifth place finish is the highest finish by a Gustavus men’s relay team in the program’s history.
Scott Hagemeyer continued the Gusties big day with a fifth place finish in the 50 yard freestyle in a time of 21.10. Eddis Singleton of Mount Union finished first with a time of 20.39. Hagemeyer entered the race with the fastest qualifying time in the country of 20.41. His third place finish is the highest individual finish in the program’s history.
The 400 medley relay team capped off the exciting day with an eighth place finish in a time of 3:26.44. The members of the team were Mike Maynard, Marc Maynard, Will Sutor, and Scott Hagemeyer.
Hagemeyer, and the other members of both the 200 free relay and the 400 medley relay teams will receive All-America honors by virtue of finishing in the top eight at the NCAA Championships.
On Thursday, Gustavus will compete in the 200 medley relay (Mike Maynard, Brad Hammer, Will Sutor, Scott Hagemeyer), the 100 butterfly (Will Sutor) and the 800 free relay (Seth Wiedmann, Brian Amundson, Will Sutor, and Scott Hagemeyer).