Men’s Swimming & Diving Drops Dual To Carleton 182-106

Posted on January 8th, 2016 by


ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s swimming and diving team on Friday lost a dual meet to Carleton College by the score of 182-106 at Vic Gustafson Pool.

“For as hard as we are training right now, I am very pleased with the results,” Head Coach Jon Carlson said. “It makes me very excited as we head further into January, which is a very competitive part of the season.”

Tanner Sonnek (Fy., North Mankato, Minn.) took home first place in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:00.73. The first-year standout also placed first in the 200 breaststroke in 2:13.01 and finished second in the 200 individual medley at 2:03.63.

The 200 medley relay team of Frankie Zorbitz (Fy., White Bear Lake, Minn.), Sonnek, Benjamin Miller (Sr., Des Moines, Iowa) and Adam Peters (Jr., Montevideo, Minn.) took second place with a time of 1:41.08. The 200 freestyle relay team of Jacob Stern (Sr., Rosemount, Minn.), Thomas Moren (So., Bloomington, Minn.), Jeffrey Nelson (Sr., Maple Grove, Minn.) and Ben Rorem (Fy., North Mankato, Minn.) also took second with a time of 1:32.81.

Anders Wallock (So., Wheaton, Ill.) clocked a time of 10:40.55 in the 1000 freestyle, which was good enough for second place. Stern highlighted the 200 freestyle with a second place finish in 1:49.84. Stern also took second in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:04.87. Peters placed third in the 50 freestyle in 22.68.

Carson Scholberg (Fy., Apple Valley, Minn.) was Gustavus’s lone representative in the one- and three-meter diving as he registered scores of 225.20 and 216.15, respectively. Nelson took third place in the 100 freestyle with a time of 50.17, while Miller placed third in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:07.67.

“I was pleased to see some of our freshman blossom and they are really starting to come on,” Carlson said. “They are swimming like big dogs. We definitely need our freshman to step up and they are starting to do that. It’s very exciting; I can hardly wait for the next meet.”

The meet was designated as Senior Day, being the final home meet for the Gusties, and Carlson is grateful for all the hard work and dedication the group of seniors has put into the program.

“This is such a special group of seniors,” he said. “They’ve been a part of the turnaround on the guys’ side. I am very excited for the seniors as we go into the end of the season. I think that the hard work and leadership that they’ve put in behind the scenes and in front of everybody will pay off at the end of the season.”


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