The Gustavus men’s swimming and diving team is in sixth place with 69 points after the first day of competition at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships. The championships are taking place at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.
The 200 freestyle relay team just missed capturing the program’s first ever national title on Thursday evening. The team of Scott Hagemeyer, Brian Amundson, Will Sutor and Evan Christianson finished second, just two-tenths of a second behind first place Kenyon. The Gusties posted a time of 1:22.95, while Kenyon won the title with a time of 1:22.75. Each team member received All-America honors by finishing in the top eight of the relay event.
The 400 medley relay team placed seventh with a time of 3:27.03 to earn All-America honors. The team consisted of Scott Hagemeyer, Brad Hammer, Will Sutor and Brian Amundson.
In the consolation finals, Gustavus had two individuals earn honorable mention All-America honors by placing in the top sixteen. Brian Amundson placed tenth in the 50 freestyle with a time of 21.21, while Ben Hanson placed 13th in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:39.52.
The championships will continue Friday with the prelims beginning at 10:30 a.m. (ET).