The Gustavus women’s swimming and diving team registered only five wins in 13 events, but picked up runner-up finishes in nine events to edge Macalester 126-113 Friday night in St. Paul.
Sara Pfau (So., Bismarck, N.D.), Liz Hartman (Jr., Eagan, Minn.) and Emily Degnan (Fy., Hibbing, Minn.) each combined a first place finish with two runner-up finishes. Pfau teamed with Yoshi Ludwig (Jr., St. Peter, Minn.), Emily Amundsen (Fy., Plymouth, Minn.) and Krista Koenen (Fy., Willmar, Minn.) to win the 200-meter medley relay in a time of 2:10.42 and then added second-place finishes in the 200-meter backstroke (2:35.31) and 200-meter breaststroke (2:56.59).
Hartman opened with a win in the 800-meter freestyle (9:54.79) and then added a second-place in the 400-meter freestyle (4:53.64), while Degnan notched a win in the 50-meter freestyle (28.81 seconds) in addition to a runner-up finish in the 100-meter freestyle (1:03.31). Degnan was edged at the wall in the 100 free by 0.04 seconds. Hartman and Degnan also swam a leg each on the second-place 200-meter freestyle relay (1:55.85) to close out the meet.
Kara Yetter (Sr., Shakopee, Minn.) picked up a close win in the 3-meter diving competition, edging Macalester’s Annie Flanagan by 0.55 points. Yetter also added a second-place finish in the 1-meter diving competition.
Britta Nelson (Fy., Morrison, Colo.) picked up the remaining Gustie first place finish, winning the 200-meter butterfly in a 2:36.64 clocking. Nelson also swam a leg on the second-place 200-meter freestyle relay.
The Gusties, now 4-3 in duals, will face College of Saint Benedict in a dual Saturday afternoon, beginning at 1 p.m. in Lund Natatorium.