Although the Gustavus men’s swimming and diving team finished second in both relays, the team picked up wins in nine of 11 individual competitions en route to a 119-69 win over Macalester in St. Paul Friday night. David Hawkinson (Fr., Prior Lake, Minn.) swept the diving events, while Brian Amundson (Jr., Blaine, Minn.) and Tyler Wakefield (Fr., Hutchinson, Minn.) each picked up two individual wins and a runner-up in a relay.
Amundson won the 800-meter freestyle in a time of 9:44.34 and later followed that up with a 4:43.59 clocking to win the 400-meter freestyle. Wakefield swept the freestyle sprints, taking the 50-meter race in 24.94 seconds and the 100-meter race with a time of 53.13 seconds. The pair combined with Clement Auyeung (Fr., North Mankato, Minn.) and Dave Pearson (Fr., Woodbury, Minn.) to finish second in the 200-meter freestyle relay with a 1:55.73 clocking.
Pearson won the 200-meter backstroke (2:13.95) in addition to swimming legs of both second-place relays. Auyeung finished a close second in the 100-meter freestyle (56.06) and added a third-place finish in the 50-meter freestyle (27.13). In the 50-meter freestyle, Auyeung touched the wall just 0.05 seconds ahead of Macalester’s George Robbins.
Hawkinson and Chris Hedberg (So., Plymouth, Minn.) finished 1-2 in both diving events. The pair easily outdistanced Macalester’s Jeremy Glover in both competitions.
Josh Waylander (Jr., Montevideo, Minn.) and Kevin Horn (Fr., Omaha, Neb.) picked up the remaining Gustie first place finishes, with Waylander winning the 200-meter freestyle in a time of 2:15.00 and Horn taking first in the 200-meter butterfly with a 2:32.85 clocking. Greg Pokorski (So., Rochester, Minn.) (200 medley relay, 200 individual medley, 200 backstroke) and Dan Mikkelson (So., Plymouth, Minn.) (200 freestyle, 400 freestyle, 200 breaststroke) each scored three second-place finishes for Gustavus.
The Gusties, now 6-0 in duals this season, will face Saint John’s Saturday afternoon in Lund Natatorium.