The Gustavus women’s swimming and diving team held strong and finished day two of the MIAC Championships in first place with 472 points. Carleton will push the Gusties tomorrow, as the Knights sit in second place with 402 points. St. Thomas is in third place (334 pts), while St. Olaf (316 pts) and Saint Ben’s (265) are in fourth and fifth place, respectively. The MIAC Championships are being held in the Aquatics Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota
The women’s team registered four event wins inside eight top three finishes on Friday night. Individual event wins came from Stephanie Korba and Marnie Luke. Korba won the 100 butterfly with a time of 57.85, as Luke won the 400 IM with a time of 4:37.33. Both Korba’s and Luke’s times were fast enough to make the NCAA B cut.
Carrie Gundersen placed second in the 200 freestyle with an NCAA B qualifying time of 1:52.49. Carley Mosher turned in another outstanding performance in the 100 backstroke, taking second place with an NCAA A qualifying time of 56.89. Anika Erickson also added a second place finish in the 100 breaststroke, making the NCAA B cut with a time of 1:06.15. Maggie Hansvick was the other top Gustavus finisher of the evening, placing third in the 100 breaststroke with an NCAA B qualifying time of 1:07.22.
The Gustavus relay teams had an exceptional night, taking first place in both relay events. In the 200 medley relay, Mosher, Hansvick, Korba, and Sarah Hund won in record breaking fashion, setting a new MIAC and meet record with a time of 1:45.72. The 800 freestyle relay team consisting of Mosher, Gundersen, Dajana Vidovic, and Jonna Berry set a new meet record with a time of 7:41.95. Both the 200 medley and 800 freestyle relay times made the NCAA B cut.
The MIAC Championships will conclude on Saturday, as prelims will begin at 10:30 am with finals starting at 6:30 pm.