The Gustavus Adolphus women’s swimming and diving team competed in the Citrus Classic held at the Mesa Aquatics Club on its training trip to Mesa, Arizona on Dec. 30. The Gusties compiled 491 points to finish runner-up at the meet. Gannon University topped Gustavus to take the meet with 494 points, while the University of Ottawa rounded out the top three in third with 388 points. Saint Mary’s College and Hamline University also competed in the Citrus Classic.
Katie Olson and Jennifer Strom registered Gustavus’ two individual wins at the meet. Olson won the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.73, while Strom took the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:33.06.
Steph Korba, Abby Lyle, Alissa Tinklenberg, and Megan Tuttle all earned a spot on the podium with finishes inside the top three. Korba turned in a pair a strong swims in the butterfly races, taking second in the 200 with a time of 2:21.17 and third in the 100 with a time of 1:02.80. Lyle placed second in the 400 IM in 5:03.92 and fifth in the 200 free in 2:06.06. Tinklenberg added a second place finish after touching the wall in 54.59 in the 100 free, while Tuttle rounded out the group with a third place finish in the 1650 free with a time of 19:29.84.
Other top individual marks came from Brogan Barr, Quinn Arnold, Melissa Aune, Anna Eames, and Laura Drake. Barr finished fourth in the 400 IM and fifth in the 1650 free, Arnold added two fifth place finishes in the 100 backstroke and 400 IM, Aune came in fourth in the 1650 free, Eames placed fourth in the 500 free, and Drake added a fifth in the 100 breaststroke.
Eames, Jennifer Strom, Olson, and Tinklenberg teamed up to win the 400 free relay with a time of 3:47.95, and Tinklenberg, Strom, Korba, and Olson joined to finish second in the 400 medley relay with a mark of 4:13.89.
The Gustavus women’s swimming and diving team will be back in the pool on Saturday, Jan. 7 for its final home meet of the season. The Gusties will battle Carleton in the head-to-head dual beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Lund Natatorium.