The Gustavus men’s swimming and diving fell to second place (453 points) after the second day of competition at the MIAC Swimming and Diving Championships. St. Thomas is the current leader with 462 points, as St. Olaf sits in third with 396.5 points. Saint John’s is in fourth (357.5), while Carleton is in fifth (269). The event is being held in the Aquatics Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota.
William Schultze registered the only Gustavus win of the evening, taking first place in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 59.18. Whitaker Davis placed second in the 200 freestyle with a NCAA B qualifying time of 1:41.41, as Skylar Davis also took second in the 400 IM with an NCAA B qualifying time of 4:04.60. Matt Van Fossen and Paul Kirihara both added third place finishes Friday evening. Van Fossen in the 100 butterfly with a time of 51.56, and Kirihara in the 100 backstroke with an NCAA B cut time of 52.26.
The Gustavus 800 free relay team of Schultze, Whitaker, Skylar, and Ben Stewart placed second with an NCAA B qualifying time of 6:53.06. Kirihara, Schultze, Van Fossen, and Sam DeFranco added a third place finish in the 200 medley relay with a NCAA B cut time of 1:34.34.
The MIAC Championships will conclude on Saturday, as prelims will begin at 10:30 am with finals starting at 6:30 pm.