Men in First, Women in Fourth After Day One of MIAC Swim and Dive Championships Posted on February 14th, 2019 by

Photo courtesy of BJ Pickard, MIAC Athletics.


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – After day one of the MIAC Championships, the Gustavus men’s swim and dive team is in first, while the women are in fourth. The men, who currently stand at 130 points, lead the second place team St. Thomas by 31, while the women who have 62 points, trail leader St. Thomas by 12 points. Thursday’s events included two different relays and men’s three meter diving.

“It was a good first session,” said Head Coach Jon Carlson. “The kids were a little too amped up but it was nice to get some swims out of the way and get ready for some tough competition the next few days.”

The women started the meet with the 800 yard freestyle relay where the quartet of Haley Pesik, Alyssa Lokensgard, Amelia Bjorklund, and Maggie Webster took fourth with a time of 7:45.01.

In the men’s 800 freestyle relay, Dutch Franko-Dynes, Josh Muntifering, Nolan Larson, and Matt Allison were able to put together a first place finish for the Gusties. Their time of 6:45.82 was less than two seconds shy of the meet, MIAC, and school record.

In the men’s three meter dive, the Gusties made their mark. Jonathan Bovee, Logan Bican, Carson Scholberg, and Josh Theis placed second, third, seventh, and eighth respectively to garner a total of 56 points for the Black and Gold.

In the women’s 200 medley relay, Hana Pokornowski, Hailey Auran, Michelle Simms, and Webster teamed up to take home third place honors with a time of 1:45.89 which trailed first place St. Thomas by just .87 seconds.

On the men’s side of the same event, Muntifering, Tanner Sonnek, Ryan Sklar, and Andrew Peters put together a time of 1:32.43 and garnered second place accolades.

The events will continue tomorrow, starting at 10:30 a.m.




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