Women’s Swim & Dive Defeats Saint Ben’s 205-97 On Senior Day

Posted on January 27th, 2018 by


ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s swimming and diving team Saturday defeated Saint Benedict 205-97 in a MIAC dual meet at Vic Gustafson Pool. The Gusties won 11 of 16 events in a convincing victory.

“I couldn’t be prouder of how the team swam,” Head Coach Jon Carlson said. “We’ve been training very hard and getting ready to taper, so for them to perform at such a high level gets me excited as we prepare for conference.”

Gustavus also celebrated Senior Day on Saturday, honoring Megan Boonstra (Oakdale, Minn.), Kennedy Holwerda (Willmar, Minn.), Lisa Jerden (Tucson, Ariz.), Leah Johnson (Minnetonka, Minn.), and Kate Reilly (Hastings, Minn.).

“It was also a great day to honor the seniors,” Carlson said. “They’ve been such great leaders all season and it’s nice that the team could perform at such a high level being as tired as they are. I’m happy that I have a few more weeks with all the seniors and looking forward to the MIAC Championships.”

Below are the first place finishes by Gustavus.

200 medley relay

Holwerda, Hailey Auran (Fy., St. Paul, Minn.), Reilly, Maggie Webster (Jr., Apple Valley, Minn.) – 1:51.07

200 freestyle

Webster – 2:00.62

100 backstroke

Holwerda – 1:01.67

100 breaststroke

Auran – 1:09.88

200 butterfly

Sydney Hallmark (Jr., Cedarburg, Wis.) – 2:19.90

50 freestyle

Webster – 25.00

100 freestyle

Reilly – 54.76

500 freestyle

Haley Pesik (Jr., Eagan, Minn.) – 5:29.94

100 butterfly

Reilly – 1:00.52

200 IM

Pesik – 2:17.58

400 freestyle relay

Webster, Alyssa Lokensgard (So., St. Peter, Minn.), Hallmark, Reilly – 3:41.69

Gustavus next hosts an invitational on Feb. 2-3 against St. Olaf, Carleton, and Saint Mary’s.


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