Shenandoah, Texas – The Gustavus Adolphus women’s swimming and diving team used a pair of All-American performances by its 200-free relay and 400-medley relay teams to propel itself into the top 10 on day two of the 2013 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships being held in the Conroe ISD Natatorium. The Gusties currently sit in ninth with a two-day total of 60 points.
“It was a great day of swimming for us,” said head coach Jon Carlson. “The ladies were focused from the moment they stepped into the building and it paid off with a pair of All-American swims. As fun as today was, they will be just as determined and just as hungry tomorrow.”
In the morning time trials, the 200-free relay team of Katie Olson (North Oaks, Minn.), Sarah Hund (Sr., Willmar, Minn.), Tarin Anding (Fy., Sartell, Minn.), and Alissa Tinklenberg (Willmar, Minn.) swam a 1:35.01 to come in eighth place – guaranteeing them All-America honors by virtue of a finish in the top eight.
Strom also competed in the morning prelims, taking 23rd in the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:35.12.
In the finals later that night, the freestyle relay team moved up one spot into seventh place after touching the wall in 1:35.02. The medley relay team recorded a time of 3:51.67 in the finals to finish eighth.
The time trials on Friday are set to begin at 10:00 a.m. On the schedule for the third day of competition is the 200 butterfly, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, 800-free relay, and one-meter diving. Friday’s finals will once again begin at 6:00 p.m.