Powered by first-place finishes in 13 of 16 events, the Gustavus men’s swimming and diving team downed Carleton 210-80 on Saturday afternoon in a dual at Thorpe Pool in Northfield. Junior Scott Hagemeyer (Willmar, Minn.) played a part in four of the victories, while senior Jeff Pearson (Woodbury, Minn.), sophomore Ben Hanson (Minnetonka, Minn.) and freshman Matt Stewart (Burnsville, Minn.) each had their hand in three wins for Gustavus, which set six pool records and improved to 5-0 in duals this season.
The Gusties swept both relays, with Hagemeyer, Jeff Pearson, and sophomores Jonah Winter (Park Rapids, Minn.) and Connor Ziegler (Sauk Rapids, Minn.) taking the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:36.88 to kick off the meet, while Hagemeyer, Hanson, Stewart and junior Brian Amundson (Blaine, Minn.) closed out the meet with a pool-record 3:11.43 clocking in the 400 freestyle relay to close out the dual with a win. The Gustavus team of Winter and freshmen Dave Pearson (Woodbury, Minn.), Clement Auyeung (North Mankato, Minn.) and Tyler Wakefield (Hutchinson, Minn.) took second in the 400 freestyle relay.
Along with their successes in the relays, Hagemeyer, Hanson, Stewart and Jeff Pearson each picked up a pair of individual victories. Hagemeyer swept the freestyle sprints, taking the 50 free in pool-record 21.60 seconds and the 100 free in 47.62 seconds, while Hanson swept both freestyle distance races in pool-record time. Hanson completed the 1000 free in a winning time of 9:46.14 and the 500 free in a time of 4:47.55. Jeff Pearson swept the backstroke events, taking the 100 back in a time of 56.64 seconds and the 200 back with a 2:01.94 clocking. Stewart set a pair of Thorpe Pool records in winning the 100 and 200 butterfly events, with Ziegler taking second in both races.
Dave Pearson, freshman Billy Cuevas (Woodbury, Minn.) and sophomore Nick DeLeeuw (Hutchinson, Minn.) also picked up individual events wins against the Knights. Dave Pearson won the 100 breaststroke (1:04.74) just ahead of DeLeeuw (1:05.88), while Cuevas won the 200 freestyle in a time of 1:47.22 and placed second in the 500 freestyle. DeLeeuw notched the final Gustavus victory by edging teammate Greg Pokorski (So., Rochester, Minn.) at the wall in the 200 breaststroke. DeLeeuw won by 0.28 seconds.
Freshman David Hawkinson (Prior Lake, Minn.) and sophomore Chris Hedberg (Plymouth, Minn.) finished 2-3 behind Carleton’s John Knapp in both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events.
Amundson added a pair of runner-up finishes, placing second in both the 100 and 200 freestyle races.
Carleton’s Ted Marschall won the the only swimming event not won by a Gustie swimmer, taking the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:58.99, four seconds ahead of Cuevas.
Gustavus will return to the pool Jan. 20-21 when they will compete at the UW-Stevens Point Invitational.