The Gustavus men’s swimming and diving team totaled 695 points to finish first out of three teams at the St. Kate’s Mini Invite on Friday night in St. Paul. Macalester finished runner up with 478 points and Hamline took third with 182 points. The Gusties recorded top three finishes in a total of 24 events, while winning six races.
Adam Rosell was the top Gustavus performer of the night, recording three individual event wins. Rosell took first in the 500 (5:22.53) and 1000 freestyle (11:07.23), and the 200 IM (2:13.66). Joe Poblocki added Gustavus’s other two individual event victories by winning both the 100 and 200 breaststroke with times of 1:07.92 and 2:34.60, respectively.
Zack Gardner finished runner up to Rosell in the 500 (5:30.18) and 1000 free (11:27.37), and 200 IM (2:13.83). Other second place finishers included Jake Kemna, Tim Krippner, Craig Nordquist, and Chris Allen-Sjogren. Kemna placed second in the 100 butterfly (58.13) and third in the 100 freestyle (51.94)). Krippner was runner up in the 200 freestyle (2:02.48), as was Nordquist in the 100 backstroke (58.96) and Almen-Sjogren in the 200 breaststroke (2:41.70).
Third place finishers included Jonathan Warling in the 100 backstroke, Tom Johnson in the 50 freestyle, Jeff Allen in the 500 freestyle, and Mitch Fillbach in the 200 IM.
The top Gustavus divers were Jake Lorence and John Gerritson. Lorence placed second in the one-meter diving (96.45) and third in the three-meter (97.35), while Gerritson took second in the three-meter (110.30) and third in the one-meter (85.80).
Gustavus relay teams A and B finished first and second with times of 1:33.80 and 1:38.74, respectively, in the 200 free relay. The Gusties also placed second in the 400 medley relay with a time of 4:20.42.
The Gustavus men’s swimming and diving team will be back in the pool on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 1:00 p.m. for a dual with St. Olaf.