Decorah, Iowa – The Gustavus Adolphus women’s swimming and diving team registered a total of five individual event wins and broke four pool records at the Norse Sprint Invite held at the newly opened Aquatic Center on the campus of Luther College. No team scores were kept at the four-team meet.
Leading the Gusties with a pair of first place swims that resulted in pool record times was Danielle Klunk (Jr., Appleton, Wis.). Klunk out-touched the field in the 100 butterfly with a pool record time of 59.91, then won the 100 freestyle with a pool record time of 54.07. The junior also added a second place finish in the 50 butterfly (27.57) and a third place finish in the 100 individual medley (1:03.05).
Jennifer Strom (Jr., Rochester, Minn.) stood out with one gold medal swim and a pair of runner-up performances. Strom set the pool record with her first place finish in the 1,000 free, recording a time of 11:00.14. Her second place marks came in the 100 breaststroke in 1:11.50 and 100 IM in 1:02.75.
Alissa Tinklenberg (Sr., Willmar, Minn.) turned in Gustavus’s other individual event pool record of the day by winning the 50 free with a time of 54.51. Tinklenberg also went 27.19 to take second in the 50 backstroke and 58.43 to add another second place finish in the 100 back.
Teaming up to win the 200-free relay was Danielle Klunk, Katie Olson (Jr., North Oaks, Minn.), Tarin Adning (So., Sartell, Minn.), and Alissa Tinklenberg. The group posted a time of 1:39.36 to break the Luther Aquatic Center pool record.
The Gustavus swimming and diving teams will be back in the pool next weekend when they travel to Grinnell, Iowa to compete in the Grinnell Invitational set to take place on Jan. 17-18.