The Gustavus women’s swimming and diving team compiled 114 points to finish in eighth place, while the men’s swimming and diving team scored 23 points and finished 23rd at the 2010 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships held in the Aquatics Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota on Saturday. The women’s team’s eighth place finish is the best finish at the NCAA Championships in the history of the program.
Skylar Davis had the top Gustavus finish of the NCAA Championships by taking third in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 15:39.12. Skylar became a four-time All-American in the 1650 freestyle, making the podium in the top three for the first time in his four-year career at Gustavus.
Whitaker finished in seventh place in the 1650 freestyle, receving All-American honors in the event and finishing with a time of 15:46.99.
Carley Mosher turned in another top ten performance with a seventh place finish in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:03.78. Carrie Gundersen placed 13th in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 17:13.07. The women’s 400 free relay team of Mosher, Dajana Vidovic, Jonna Berry, and Carrie Gundersen placed 10th with a time of 3:30.34. The 400 free relay team broke the school record.
Other Gustavus finishes included Vidovic taking 36th (53.05) and Sarah Hund taking 41st (53.40) in the 100 freestyle. Maggie Hansvick also added a 16th place finish in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:26.83, while Anika Erickson finished 21st in the same event with a time of 2:24.49.