Swimming and Diving Competes in Gustie Challenge

Posted on February 2nd, 2019 by

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SAINT PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s and women’s swim and dive teams competed in the Gustie Challenge this weekend taking home a lot of top times. Tanner Sonnek (Sr., North Mankato, Minn.) finished his final meet at Vic Gustafson pool in style breaking the pool record in the 200 yard breaststroke when he notched a time of 2:04.98

“It was his last individual swim of the meet in our pool and for him to step up was great to see,” Head Coach Jon Carlson said of Sonnek’s performance. “He’s never really been able to put together a good 200 breast in our pool until today and it was absolutely magical. He left no doubt about it breaking it by at least three seconds.”

The men took 19 first place finishes in the event:

  • 500 yard freestyle (4:50.48) – Eamonn McCullough
  • 200 yard IM (1:56.30) – Nolan Larson
  • 50 yard freestyle (21.32) – Matt Allison
  • 400 yard IM (4:19.87) – Thomas Fitzloff
  • 200 yard freestyle (1:47.63) – McCullough
  • 100 yard breaststroke (57.38) – Sonnek
  • 100 yard backstroke (56.51) – Josh Muntifering
  • 1650 yard freestyle (17:09.29) – McCullough
  • One meter dive (422.30) – Logan Bican
  • Three meter dive (441.15) – Jonathan Bovee
  • 200 yard backstroke (2:04.38) – Caleb Torvik
  • 200 yard breaststroke (2:04.98) – Sonnek – POOL RECORD
  • 100 yard freestyle (47.47) – Allison
  • 200 yard butterfly (1:57.81) – Nolan Larson
  • 400 yard freestyle relay (3:11.85)
  • 200 yard freestyle relay (1:26.07)
  • 400 yard medley relay (3:37.81)
  • 200 yard medley relay (1:37.34)
  • 800 yard freestyle relay (7:38.57)

The women also took a bunch of top finishes with 12 winners:

  • 500 yard freestyle (5:21.31) – Katherine Brostrom
  • 200 yard IM (2:15.60) – Haley Pesik
  • 50 yard freestyle (24.37) – Maggie Webster
  • 100 yard butterfly (1:00:00) – Abby Schammel
  • 100 yard backstroke (1:02.31) – Webster
  • One meter dive (370.35) – Sophia Steinberg
  • 100 yard freestyle (54.08) – Webster
  • 200 yard breaststroke (2:29.31) – Pesik
  • 200 yard butterfly (2:14.90) – Sydney Hallmark
  • 400 yard freestyle relay (3:40.50)
  • 200 yard freestyle relay (1:38.61)
  • 800 yard freestyle relay (8:14.84)

The Gusties will next be in action on Feb. 14-17 for the MIAC Championships in Minneapolis. Many of the times clocked today will determine who races for Gustavus at the conference meet.

“I though it went really well,” Carlson said of the team’s overall performance. “I can’t believe some of the times kids were able to pop off and they’ll make the decision very tough. It’s going to be a late night tonight.”

 

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