The Gustavus women’s swimming and diving team compiled 219 points and finished in eighth place 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. Carrie Gundersen continued her success in the freestyle distance races with wins in the 500 (5:12.01) and 1650 (17:48.65). UW-Stevens Point won the meet with 799 points, while UW-Eau Claire finished second with 763.5 points, and Hillsdale College finished third with 521 points.
Carley Mosher was the other top Gustavus swimmer with a second place finish in the 100 backstroke, touching the wall in 1:00.07. Other top finishers included Steph Korba, Anika Erickson, and Dajana Vidovic. Korba took sixth in the 200 butterfly (2:18.02), Erickson placed 10th in the 200 breaststroke (2:34.22), and Vidovic finished 10th in the 100 freestyle (55.48).
Rounding out the team standings was UW-La Crosse in 4th (430 pts), UW-Whitewater in 5th (293.5 pts), MSU-Mankato in 6th (285.5 pts), Northern Michigan in 7th (232.5 pts), MSU-Moorhead in 9th (201 pts), and UW-Oshkosh in 10th (1 pt).
The Gustavus women’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.