Men’s Swimming & Diving Takes Fifth At UW-Stevens Point Invitational

Posted on January 23rd, 2010 by

Skylar Davis led the Gusties with two first place finishes at the UW-Stevens Point Invite

The Gustavus men’s swimming and diving team finished in fifth place with 389 points at the two-day UW-Stevens Point Invitational Friday and Saturday in Stevens Point, Wisc.  Weather forced the Gusties to leave Stevens Point on Friday and as a result the team only competed in one-day of the two-day event. Skylar Davis registered the only two Gustavus wins by taking the 500 (4:44.70) and 1650 freestyle (16:31.52).  Finishing second behind Skylar in both races was Whitaker Davis with times of 4:46.58 (500 free) and 16:42.82 (1650 free).  Wisconsin schools swept the podium as UW-Stevens Point took first (1123 pts), UW-Whitewater placed second (648 pts), and UW-La Crosse finished third (517 pts).

Ross Elenkiwich and Paul Kirihara were the other top Gustavus finishers, as Elenkiwich placed second in the 200 butterfly (2:04.58) and fifth in the 200 freestyle (4:59.00), while Kirihara took third in the 100 backstroke (54.89).  William Schultze had a solid weekend with a piar of fourth place finishes in the 200 IM (2:03.66) and 200 breaststroke (2:15.57).

Other top Gustavus swimmers included John Rice, Ben Stewart, and Andrew Michelson.  Rice placed fourth in the 1650 freestyle (17:27.63) and eighth in the 500 freestyle (5:01.77).  Stewart took seventh in the 200 butterfly (2:11.39) and 10th in the 500 freestyle (4:55.60).  Michelson finished sixth in the 200 butterfly (2:11.37).

Rounding out the team standings was UW-Eau Claire in fourth (452 pts), Minnesota State University in sixth (234 pts), and UW-Oshkosh in seventh (36 pts).

Whitaker Davis took second in both the 500 and 1650 freestyle races

The Gustavus men’s swimming and diving team will hit the water again on Jan. 29, as it takes on St. Thomas in a dual at 6:30 p.m in St. Paul, Minn.

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