Men’s Swimming & Diving Falls 186-114 To St. Olaf

Posted on November 14th, 2010 by

Whitaker Davis won the 500 and 1000 free, and 200 butterfly in the dual meet with St. Olaf on Saturday

The Gustavus men’s swimming and diving team suffered a 186-114 setback in its first MIAC dual of the season to St. Olaf on Saturday afternoon in Northfield, Minn.  The Gusties totaled five event wins and 18 top-three finishes at the meet.

Whitaker Davis was the top Gustavus swimmer with three individual event victories.  Davis won the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:42.81, the 1000 freestyle with a time of 9:46.87, and the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:59.25.

Matt Van Fossen and Sam DeFranco also contributed wins.  Van Fossen took the 100 butterfly with a time of 53.09, while DeFranco won the 50 freestyle (22.11) and placed third in the 100 freestyle.

Billy Schultze, Paul Kirihara, and Ben Stewart recorded a combined six top-three finishes.  Schultze finished runner-up in both the 100 (1:01.00) and 200 breastroke (2:13.48) while taking third in the 200 IM.  Kirihara added a pair of second place finishes in the 100 (54:85) and 200 backstroke (2:01.70), and Stewart took second in the 200 freestyle (1:51.41).  Zach Nachtsheim placed third in the 50 freestyle, as did John Rice in the 500 freestyle, and Sam Hanson placed third in both the one and three-meter diving.

The Gustavus 200 medley relay team of Kirihara, Schultze, Van Fossen, and DeFranco placed second with a time of 1:37.59, as the 400 free relay team consisting of DeFranco, Craig Nordquist, Stewart, and Davis also finished second with a time of 3:20.20.

The Gustavus men’s swimming and diving team will be back in the pool on Saturday, Nov. 20 at SJU/CSB Invitational set for 1:00 p.m. in Collegeville, Minn.

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