Women’s Swimming & Diving Wins Grinnell Pioneer Classic

Posted on December 2nd, 2017 by


GRINNELL, Iowa – The Gustavus women’s swimming & diving team took first place out of 11 teams Saturday at the Pioneer Classic, hosted by Grinnell College. The Gusties accumulated 1898.5 points, more than 800 points over second place Grinnell. After racing out to a first place start in Session 1 Friday night, the Gusties won eight of 15 events on Saturday and placed second in the remaining seven events.

“It was performance after performance with the swimmers and divers that stepped up big time today,” Head Coach Jon Carlson said. “I was impressed after each event. There were so many events where we moved up and dropped time. I can’t say enough about how outstanding the women were today.”

Here are Gustavus’s top performers in each of Saturday’s events:

200 medley relay

1stKennedy Holwerda (Sr., Willmar, Minn.), Hailey Auran (Fy., St. Paul, Minn.), Kate Reilly (Sr., Hastings, Minn.), Maggie Webster (Jr., Apple Valley, Minn.) – 1:51.90

400 IM

2ndSydney Hallmark (Jr., Cedarburg, Wis.) – 4:57.92

100 butterfly

1st – Reilly – 1:00.12

200 freestyle

2ndAmelia Bjorklund (Fy., Bloomington, Minn.) – 2:02.59

100 breaststroke

1st – Reilly – 1:09.73

100 backstroke

1st – Holwerda – 1:01.87

800 freestyle relay

2nd – Hallmark, Haley Pesik (Jr., Eagan, Minn.), Alyssa Lokensgard (So., St. Peter, Minn.), Webster – 8:19.63

1650 freestyle

2ndAllie Mayfield (So., Two Harbors, Minn.) – 19:08.33

1-meter diving

2ndSophia Steinberg (Fy., Faribault, Minn.) – 389.00

100 IM

1st – Reilly – 1:01.60

200 backstroke

2ndRuth Chuah (Fy., Penang, Melaysia) – 2:16.49

100 freestyle

1st – Reilly – 54.44

200 breaststroke

1st – Pesik – 2:32.21

200 butterfly

2nd – 2:18.47

400 freestyle relay

1st – Holwerda, Lokensgard, Webster, Reilly – 3:42.49

Gustavus is off until Dec. 30 when it travels to Puerto Rico for its training trip, which lasts until Jan. 7.


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