The Gustavus men’s swimming and diving team won its fourth consecutive MIAC title and 18th in school history. Freshman Ben Hanson was MIAC Male Swimmer of the Meet for his winning performances in the 200 free, 500 free and 1650 free.
The four consecutive titles are the first for the Gusties since the mid-50s when Gustavus claimed six straight titles from 1954 to 1960. The final team scores were: Gustavus 876, St. Olaf 820, St. John’s 602.5, Carleton 348, St. Thomas 270, Macalester 245, Hamline 196.5, St. Mary’s 123.
Event champions on Saturday for the Gusties included Ben Hanson in the 1650-yard freestyle with a conference meet record time of 16:02.75, Scott Hagemeyer in the 100-yard freestyle with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of :49.97, and Will Sutor in the 200-yard butterfly in a conference meet record time of 1:53.3.
The Gusties claimed six (of 15) individual event titles and four (of 5) relay titles in the 3-day meet.
Gustavus freshman Ben Hanson was named MIAC Male Swimmer of the meet. Hanson won the 200 freestyle, the 500 freestyle and the 1650 freestyle. He set new meet records in both the 500 free and the 1650 free.
Jon Carlson was named Co-MIAC Men’s Coach of the Year with Dave Hauck.
Individual standouts for the entire meet included:
Scott Hagemeyer winning the 50 free, 100 free (NCAA automatic qualifying time of 45.57) and 100 back (MIAC record, NCAA automatic qualifying time of 50.61).
Will Sutor winning the 200 individual medley, 100 butterfly (NCAA automatic qualifying time of 50.02), and the 200 butterfly (MIAC meet record time of 1:53.53)
Ben Hanson winning the 500-yard freestyle (MIAC meet record time of 4:36.90), 200-yard freestyle, and the 1650-yard freestyle (MIAC meet record time of 16:02.75).
The winning 200-yard free relay team of Hagemeyer, Sutor, Brian Amundson, and Evan Christianson (MIAC record time of 1:22.89, NCAA automatic qualifying time).