The Gustavus women’s swimming and diving team hosted UW-Stevens Point at the Lund Natatorium on Saturday in St. Peter, Minn. The Pointers defeated the Gusties 198-83 to win the final dual meet of the season for both teams. Four new pool records were set on Saturday as both teams have begun to make the final adjustments for their conference championships in two weeks.
The Gusties set the pool record in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:49.99, which is three seconds faster than the record that was set by UW-Stevens Point in January of 2000 (1:52.04). The team consisted of Laurie Decknatel, Eva Miller, Katie Garvey and Beth DeLaRosby. The time of 1:49.99 is also a NCAA “B” qualifying time.
Eval Miller recorded the other pool record for Gustavus. Miller won the 100 breastroke with a time of 1:07.30, breaking her own record that was set in February of 2004 (1:07.87). Miller also won the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:29.08, which was five-seconds faster than second place.
Beth DeLaRosby claimed two individual events as she won the 50 freestyle (24.32) and the 100 freestyle (54.54). Her time of 24.32 in the 50 freestyle is a NCAA “B” qualifying time.
Gustavus will have the week off from competition as they prepare to defend their 2004 MIAC title February 17-19 at the University of Minnesota Acquatics Center. Coach Jon Carlson’s squad is in search of its third MIAC championship in four years.