Men’s Swimming & Diving Finishes Fifth At MIAC Championships

Posted on February 22nd, 2015 by

Micah Bergstrom, Anders Wallock, and Zac Solis on the podium for their efforts in the 1,650 free.

Minneapolis – The Gustavus Adolphus men’s swimming and diving team finished fifth with a team score of 487 at the 2015 MIAC Swimming and Diving Championships held over the weekend at the Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota.

The University of St. Thomas swam away with the championship with a team score of 808 after the three-day meet. St. Olaf College finished second with a 604.5, Carleton College placed third with a 543.5, and Saint John’s University came in fourth ahead of Gustavus with a 510.

In what was the theme of the meet for the Gusties, senior Zac Solis (Centennial, Colo.) continued to dominate each individual race he competed in. On the final day of competition, Solis capped an already brilliant weekend with a win in the 1,650 freestyle by touching the wall in an NCAA B cut time of 16:07.53. With the all the events now in the books, Solis’s 2015 MIAC Championships resume includes gold medals in the 200 free and 500 free.

“What a meet for Zac to finish out his conference career with,” said Head Coach Jon Carlson. “He was the heart and soul of the outfit throughout the weekend and I couldn’t be happier with how he competed. Zac swam without worry and carried himself in a calm and collected manner, which set a great example for the rest of the group.”

Also in the 1,650 free, Anders Wallock (Fr., Wheaton, Ill.) finished seventh in 16:59.74, and Micah Bergstrom (Fr., Ewing, N.J.) took eighth in 17:05.91. Bergstrom also added an eighth place finish in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:56.68.

Jacob Stern (Jr., Rosemount, Minn.) turned in the team’s next best finish of day three by placing fifth in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:09.30.

Ross Larson (Sr., Brookings, S.D.) finished sixth in the 200 backstroke (1:56.30), and Kurt Youngdahl (Sr., Deephaven, Minn.) came in sixth in the 100 free with a time of 46.77.

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Fans can re-live all the action from an incredible three days via the 2015 MIAC Swimming & Diving Championships home page. The site features the complete results, recaps, photos and more. Fans can also watch all six sessions on demand online, or order DVDs of the live video broadcast thanks to Webcast America. The site will be constantly updated throughout the event with heat sheets, links to follow the action live, results, recaps, photos and more. Fans can also use the hashtag #MIACSD to interact on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

 

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