Swim & Dive Set To Compete At MIAC Championships This Week

Posted on February 14th, 2018 by

ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams are set to compete at the MIAC Championships over a three-day span this week at the University of Minnesota’s Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. Two sessions will be held each day Thursday through Saturday starting at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Last season, both the Gustie men and women took second place at the conference meet.

On the women’s side, Kate Reilly (Sr., Hastings, Minn.) enters this season’s MIAC Championships as a top contender in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, and the 100 butterfly. She ranks second in both the 50 free and 100 fly, and fifth in the 100 free. Last season at the conference meet, Reilly took third place in all three of those events.

On the men’s side, Tanner Sonnek (Jr., North Mankato, Minn.) tops the MIAC performance list in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes, and is second in the 200 IM. Sonnek earned MIAC Men’s Swimmer of the Year last season after winning both the 100 and 200 breaststrokes as well as the 200 IM. His time of 55.10 in the 100 breaststroke set the meet record.

Below are Gusties ranked in the top-five on the MIAC performance list in each event.


100 freestyle

  1. Nolan Larson (Fy., West Des Moines, Iowa) – 47.69

200 freestyle

  1. Larson – 1:45.57

500 freestyle

  1. Zach Dawson (So., Eagan, Minn.) – 4:51.37

1650 freestyle

  1. Mack Christianson (Fy., Cottage Grove, Minn.) – 16:59.16

100 breaststroke

  1. Sonnek – 57.27

200 breaststroke

  1. Sonnek – 2:05.55

100 butterfly

  1. Larson – 52.30

200 butterfly

  1. Larson – 1:58.51

200 IM

  1. Sonnek – 1:56.98
  2. Larson – 1:57.01

400 IM

  1. Dawson – 4:21.75


50 freestyle

  1. Reilly – 24.40

100 freestyle

  1. Reilly – 54.00

100 backstroke

  1. Kennedy Holwerda (Sr., Willmar, Minn.) – 1:01.02

200 backstroke

  1. Rachel Thate (So., North Mankato, Minn.) – 2:12.48

100 butterfly

  1. Reilly – 59.39

200 butterfly

  1. Sydney Hallmark (Jr., Cedarburg, Wis.) – 2:15.29

200 IM

  1. Holwerda – 2:14.79


Tickets are available at a single-session rate, with all-session passes also available for fans who plan to attend the entire event. Single-session passes cost $10 for adults and $5 for students, and all-session passes are $50 for adults and $25 for students. Heat sheets are included in the cost of admission. Children ages 5 and under are admitted free, and MIAC passes will be honored for all six sessions. No other passes or discounts will be accepted.

All six sessions will also be broadcast live online thanks to Webcast America, and fans will be able to watch archived video of each session following the event via Webcast America’s site. “Live” results will be available online throughout the meet, with official finishes posted to the MIAC website shortly after each session.

The MIAC Swimming and Diving Championship homepage features the complete event schedulepsych sheet, ticket policy and venue information. The site will be updated throughout the event with heat sheets, stat links, results, recaps and photos. Fans can also monitor MIAC women’s swimming and diving on-the-go thanks to the MIAC mobile app, which is a free download for both Apple and Android devices.


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