Men’s Swimming & Diving Falls To St. Thomas 210-87 Posted on January 29th, 2016 by

Tanner Sonnek earned two of Gustavus's three event wins in Friday's dual meet vs. St. Thomas.

Tanner Sonnek earned two of Gustavus’s three event wins in Friday’s dual meet vs. St. Thomas.

St. Thomas 210, Gustavus 87 (Complete Results)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus College men’s swimming and diving team fell to the University of St. Thomas 210-87 at the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex Aquatic Center. Gustavus earned three event wins against the defending MIAC Champion Tommies in what served as the Gusties’ final dual meet of the 2015-16 season.

“The men are continuing to make great progress, but St. Thomas is a super-power team,” said Coach Jon Carlson. “We aren’t in the same league as them this year, but are focused on moving up from our fifth place finish from last season. I’m excited for our guys going forward.”

Tanner Sonnek (North Mankato, Minn.) continued to swim beyond his years, as the first-year led the Gusties with two of their three event wins. Sonnek won both the 100 and 200 Breaststroke, finishing the 100 in 59.21 and the 200 in 2:09.95. The North Mankato native also took second place in the 200 IM with a time of 2:03.14.

Jeff Nelson (Sr., Maple Grove, Minn.) picked up Gustavus’s other victory, earning gold in the 100 Free with a time of 48.6.

Rounding out the Gusties’ top performances of the day were Seth Berry (So., Bloomington, Minn.), who earned a second place finish in the 50 Free with a time of 22.34, and Carson Scholberg (Fy., Apple Valley, Minn.) who took home silver in both the one and three meter dives. Scholberg earned a score of 230.9 in the one meter and 197.75 in the three.

The Gustavus swimming and diving teams are in action once more before the upcoming MIAC Championships on Feb. 18-20. The Gusties travel to the Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota for the Minnesota Challenge set to take place Feb. 5-6.


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