The Gustavus men’s swimming and diving team wrapped up a successful weekend Saturday with a 135-22 dual win at Saint Mary’s and a first place finish in a triangular at St. Kate’s. Between the two events, four Gusties posted three wins—Scott Hagemeyer and Peter Stauduhar at Saint Mary’s and Brian Amundson and Ben Hanson at St. Kate’s. Gustavus returns to the pool with the University of Minnesota Invite November 18-19.
Gustavus 135, Saint Mary’s 22 (at Winona, Minn.)
The Gustavus men’s swimming and diving team moved their dual record to 3-0 on the season with a 135-22 win over Saint Mary’s on Saturday in Winona. Junior Scott Hagemeyer (Willmar, Minn.) and first-year Peter Stauduhar (Duluth, Minn.) each picked up three event wins, but came about them in different ways. Hagemeyer took both the 50 and 100 freestyle sprints, while Stauduhar went the distance in taking wins in the 500 and 1000 freestyle races. Each also swam on a winning relay.
Hagemeyer kicked off the meet with a win in the 200 medley relay, pairing with sophomore Jonah Winter (Park Rapids, Minn.) and first-years Kevin Horn (Omaha, Neb.) and Tyler Wakefield (Hutchinson, Minn.) to take the event with a 1:41.55 clocking. Stauduhar hooked up with sophomore Tim McDougall (Northfield, Minn.), first-year Tim Ronning (St. Cloud, Minn.) and Wakefield to win the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:38.27. Winter, Horn and McDougall would each an individual event win on the day. Winter took the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:06.35, Horn won the 200 individual medley in a 2:08.42 clocking and McDougall won the 100 backstroke in 1:02.98.
Greg Pokorski (So., Rochester, Minn.) joined Hagemeyer and Stauduhar with wins in two individual events, winning the 200 freestyle (1:50.97) and 100 butterfly (57.22).
St. Kate’s Triangular (at St. Paul)
Gustavus also sent a team to St. Paul to participate in a triangular with Carleton and Hamline at College of St. Catherine. Behind strong performances by Brian Amundson (3 wins) and Ben Hanson (3 wins, 1 second), the Gusties racked up 145 points to win the meet. Carleton finished second with 126 points, while Hamline was third with 91.
The 200 freestyle relay of Amundson (Jr., Blaine, Minn.), first-year Matt Stewart (Burnsville, Minn.), junior Josh Waylander (Montevideo, Minn.) and Hanson (So., Minnetonka, Minn.) picked up a win in a time of 1:31.89, finishing 0.48 seconds ahead of Carleton. Amundson also picked up wins in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle sprints in times of 22.11 seconds and 48.60 seconds, respectively. Hanson hit the wall first in both the 200 freestyle (1:48.47) and the 500 freestyle (4:55.54), while also swimming the second leg of the 200 medley relay team, which finished second.
Freshman David Hawkinson (Prior Lake, Minn.) captured both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving competitions. Dave Pearson (Fr., Woodbury, Minn.), Jeff Pearson (Sr., Woodbury, Minn.) and Connor Ziegler (So., Sauk Rapids, Minn.) also picked up individual wins for the Gusties. Dave Pearson won the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:04.74, Jeff Pearson captured the 200 backstroke title with a 2:04.13 clocking, while Ziegler won the 200 butterfly in a time of 1:59.93.
Gustavus returns to the pool with the University of Minnesota Invite November 18-19.