The Gustavus women’s swimming and diving team swam to a 180-105 victory over Concordia in a dual meet on Saturday afternoon in Moorhead, Minn. The Gusties recorded wins in 11-of-16 events to secure their third head-to-head victory of the season.
“It was good to get some new swimmers in the pool and challenge them with a change of scenery,” said Head Coach Jon Carlson. “They handled the long drive well and swam a great meet. This team has a good foundation with a lot of depth. It was good to get out and build on that.”
Libby Larson led the Gusties with a pair of wins in the freestyle distance races. Larson won the 1,000 free with a time of 11:28.41 and the 500 free with a time of 5:38.01.
Lauren Erickson and Casey Skurzewski registered wins in the remaining freestyle races. Erickson won the 100 in 58.66 and Skurzewski took the 200 in 2:05.64.
Grace Bymark and Ellie Erickson provided victories in the butterfly. Bymark touched the wall in 1:09.36 to win the 100, while Erickson went 2:27.38 to capture the 200.
Rounding out the individual event winners was Amy Beck, Hannah Crane, and Amanda Hawkinson. Beck won the 100 backstroke (1:08.26), Crane touched the wall first in the 100 breaststroke (1:16.45), and Hawkinson came out victorious in the 200 IM (2:42.02).
The Gustavus relay team of Beck, Crane, Ellie Erickson, and Skurzewski rounded out the meet with a victory in the 200-medley relay after recording a time of 2:01.43.
The Gustavus women’s swimming and diving team will next travel to Grinnell, Iowa for the two-day Grinnell Invite held Jan. 20-21.
“The Grinnell Invite will be a good challenge for this team and should serve as a good barometer as to where we are as a team heading towards the end of January,” said Carlson.