The Gustavus men’s swimming and diving team dropped one spot to sixth place after the second day of the NCAA Division III Championships which are being held at the University of Houston. Matt Stewart once again turned in the top performance for the Gusties as he finished second in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:39.21.
Sophomore Matt Stewart turned in the top performance of the day as he finished second in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:39.21. Stewart broke his own school record of 1:39.77. Stewart’s second place finish ties the highest individual finish in the program’s history with Will Sutor who placed second in the 100 butterfly in 2005.
Senior Scott Hagemeyer posted a seventh place finish in the 100 backstroke with a time of 52:09.
Connor Ziegler finished 14th in the 100 butterfly with a time of 50.36.
The 800 free relay team of Stewart, Billy Cuevas, Brian Amundson, and Ben Hanson finished sixth in a time of 6:47.25 and set new school and MIAC records. The old school record was 6:50.40 and the old MIAC record was 6:47.61 set by St. Olaf back in 1987.
Stewart, Hagemeyer, and the members of the 800 free relay team all earned All-America honors by virtue of finishing in the top eight at the national meet.
The championship wraps up on Saturday with prelims beginning at 10 am. The finals will begin at 6 pm.