Women’s Swimming & Diving Defeats Concordia 180-105

Posted on January 14th, 2012 by

Libby Larson tallied two event wins in Saturday's dual victory over Concordia

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.

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