The Gustavus women’s swimming and diving team picked up 267 points in day two of competition to stay in the lead with a two-day total of 505 points at the 2011 MIAC Swimming and Diving Championships being held at the Aquatics Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota. St. Olaf recorded the most points in day two with 283, remaining in second place with 446 points. Carleton moved up into third place with a total of 318 points.
The Gusties recorded two event wins, four second place finishes, and one third place finish on the day.
The foursome of Carley Mosher, Laura Drake, Steph Korba, Kelsey Lucia got the Gusties off to a strong start with a win in the 200-medley relay with a time of 1:45.95, fast enough to make the NCAA B cut.
In the 400 IM, Marnie Luke finished runner-up with a time of 4:37.25. Brogan Barr also finished seventh in the event with a mark of 4:45.40.
Steph Korba successfully defended her title in the 100 butterfly, winning the event for the second straight year in 57.98, fast enough to make the NCAA B cut.
Dajana Vidovic and Alissa Tinklenberg placed third and fourth, respectively, in the 200 free. Vidovic went 1:53.98 (NCAA B), and Tinklenberg swam a 1:54.36 (NCAA B).
The Gusties filled two of the top three spots on the podium in the 100 breaststroke with Anika Erickson placing second and Laura Drake finishing third. Erickson, who ranked sixth in the event entering the conference meet, touched the wall in 1:06.78, while Drake went 1:06.85. Abby Lyle also added an eighth place finish in the 100 breast with a time of 1:10.75.
Carley Mosher finished off the night’s individual races by taking second in the 100 backstroke with an NCAA B cut time of 58.05.
The Gustavus 800-free relay team of Mosher, Hund, Tinklenberg, and Vidovic brought the night to a close by finishing runner-up with a time of 7:43.24.
The Gustavus women’s swimming and diving team will hit the water again tomorrow for the final day of competition at the MIAC Championships. Saturday’s preliminary session begins at 10:30 a.m. and the final session of the Championships will begin at 6:30 p.m. with doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the Aquatic Center.