The Gustavus women’s swimming and diving team got it’s second consecutive victory by defeating the College of St. Benedict and Luther College in a triangular Saturday afternoon in St. Peter, Minn. Gustavus scored a total of 1267.5 points in the win, as St. Ben’s and Luther finished with 1033.5 and 811 points respectively. Gustavus registered six event wins and seven second place finishes in the meet. Carrie Gundersen led the way with victories in both the 200 butterfly (2:18.11) and 500 freestyle (5:16.80), as well as a second place finish in the 400 IM (4:54.03).
Other top Gustavus finishers included Carley Mosher, Marnie Luke, and Maggie Hansvick. Mosher, last week’s MIAC Swimmer of the Week, won the 200 backstroke (2:11.50), placed second in the 200 freestyle (2:00.16), and finished third in the 500 freestyle (5:26.51). Luke took first in the 400 IM (4:51.57) and second in the 200 butterfly (2:19.53), while Hansvick placed first in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.33) and second in the 200 breaststroke (2:34.96).
Third place finishers included Anna Eames, Quinn Arnold, Mary Jo Behr, and Sara Hund. Eames in the 1000 freestyle, Arnold in the 100 backstroke, Behr in the 200 butterfly, and Hund in both the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle.
The Gustavus relay teams turned in solid performances with two victories and two third place finishes. The team of Mosher, Hund, Anika Erickson, and Stephanie Korba won the 200 medley relay (1:52.21), as Arnold, Hansvick, Luke, and Gundersen came in third place. Mosher, Hund, Dajana Vidovic, and Jonna Berry teamed up to win the 200 freestyle relay (1:41.46), as Gundersen, Behr, Vidovic, and Elthon placed third in the 400 freestyle relay.
The Gustavus divers also had a strong showing with two second place finishes in the meet. Alicia Alvarado was runner up in the one-meter diving (185.35), as was Brittani Matzke in the three-meter diving (212.80). Luther’s Elise DesRoches continued her success this season by winning both the one (211.30) and three-meter diving (223.20).