Swim & Dive Teams Top St. Olaf in MIAC Dual

Posted on November 9th, 2019 by

(photos courtesy of David Faulkner, SPX Sports)


SAINT PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s and women’s swim & dive teams both defeated St. Olaf on Saturday at Vic Gustafson Pool. The men won 200-90 and the women edged the Oles 164-136.

“We had some great swims and great work on the boards for our divers,” Head Coach Jon Carlson said of the women. “The divers were the key to us coming out on top. I’m very proud of how everyone swam. There were a lot of times that I didn’t expect to see because they were so fast. A huge credit to the women coming together and taking down a tough and talented St. Olaf team.”

The women claimed eight first place finishes:

200 Medley Relay

Abby Yartz, Maddie Westendorp, Alyssa Kohorst, Ellen Hofstede – 1:51.88

100 breaststroke

Hailey Auran – 1:07.61

50 free

Alyssa Lokensgard – 24.89

1-meter diving

Sophia Steinberg – 246.60

100 free

Hofstede – 53.60

200 breaststroke

Auran – 2:28.85

3-meter diving

Emily An – 236.20

400 free relay

Amerlia Bjorklund, Yartz, Hofstede, Lokensgard – 3:38.78

On the men’s side, the Gusties were highlighted by Nolan Larson setting a pool record in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:43.60, breaking the previous record of 1:44.18 by Matt Stewart in 2008.

“It was an unreal day for the men,” Carlson said. “We are off to a good start and have a lot of work to do. This is as talented a group of swimmers that I’ve had in a long time and I’m very excited for them. They are constantly pushing to get better and better.”

The Gusties posted 12 first-place finishes:

200 Medley Relay

Dane Hudson, Taylor Vander Jeugdt, Nolan Larson, Matt Allison – 1:36.34

400 free

Callen Zemek – 9:55.65

200 free

Larson – 1:43.60

100 breaststroke

Farrque Hussein – 1:01.73

200 butterfly

Josh Muntifering – 2:00.70

50 free

Allison – 21.92

3-meter diving

Logan Bican – 280.45

100 free

Allison – 48.63

200 backstroke

Hudson – 1:59.00

200 breaststroke

Zach Dawson – 2:14.76

100 butterfly

Larson – 51.15
1-meter diving

Bican – 280.55 *NCAA qualifying score

The Gusties compete as a split squad next Saturday at Macalester, Saint Mary’s, and Hamline.


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