The Gustavus men’s swimming and diving team compiled 176 points to place seventh overall at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships. The seventh place finish is the highest at the national meet in the program’s history. The championships took place March 17-19 at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.
The national meet ended Saturday evening with Gustavus earning All-America honors in the 400 freestyle relay. The team of Will Sutor, Evan Christianson, Brian Amundson and Scott Hagemeyer placed third in the relay with a time of 3:04.09, setting a new school record.
Brian Amundson and Ben Hanson earned honorable mention All-America honors on Saturday night. Amundson earned honors in the 100 freestyle by placing 13th overall with a time of 46.52. Hanson earned honors in the 1650 freestyle by placing 16th with a time of 16:09.02.
Kenyon won the 2005 championships with 556.5 points, which is its 26th consecutive NCAA Division III men’s swimming and diving championship. Emory placed second with 404.5, Johns Hopkins placed third with 329, Williams placed fourth with 254.5, Denison placed fifth with 249, Carnegie Mellon placed sixth with 189 and Gustavus Adolphus placed seventh with 176. Fifty-six teams competed at this year’s championships.