Swimming & Diving Set For MIAC Championships

Posted on February 15th, 2017 by

ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are ready to compete in the 2017 MIAC Championships on Thursday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center, which runs through Saturday. Last season, the women finished as the runner-up with 693 points while the men earned a fourth place finish with 468 points.

The three-day championship event will be held at the University of Minnesota Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn. Morning sessions are scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. each day with the evening sessions set for 6:30 p.m.


On the men’s side, Tanner Sonnek (So., North Mankato, Minn.) looks to defend his 2016 title in the 200-yard breaststroke. Breakout first-years Matt Allison (Fy., Grand Rapids, Minn.) and Logan Bican (Fy., Monticello, Minn.) will also pace the Gusties, Allison owning a MIAC second best 50-yard freestyle time and Bican being an NCAA regional qualifying diver.

The women’s team will look to get back on top after its six-year title streak was snapped last year, as the University of St. Thomas pulled away from the Gusties. Kate Reilly (Jr., Hastings, Minn.) leads Gustavus as the two-time reigning champ in the 100-yard butterfly, and the 2016 winner in the 100-yard freestyle. Hayley Booher (Sr., Warren, Vt.) is seeking her fourth-straight 400-yard individual medley championship along with her third-straight 200-yard individual medley title. Linnea Rizzo (So., Woodbury, Minn.) also returns to defend her top mile time of 17:43.27 in her MIAC Championships debut a year ago.



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