Records Fall as Men’s Swim Leads After Day One of Four-Team Meet

Posted on March 6th, 2021 by


SAINT PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s swim team holds a comfortable lead after day one of its home meet against Hamline, Saint John’s, and St. Thomas. The Gusties have 855 points after nine events, followed by St. Thomas with 463, Saint John’s at 259, and Hamline at 125. Gustavus won seven of the nine events Saturday, while setting seven pool records and one school record in those victories.

The 200 free relay team of Andrew Becker (So., Northfield), Kieran Ripken (Fy., Blaine), Nolan Larson (Sr., West Des Moines, Iowa), and Matt Allison (Sr., Grand Rapids) started the meet by setting a pool and school record with a time of 1:21.84. Larson then won the 200 IM in 1:51.62 for another pool record. Matt Strom (Fy., Rochester) swam a 4:36.10 in the 500 free for a third pool record. In the sixth event of the evening, Becker won the 100 free in 45.27 for another pool record. Larson followed with a 1:51.03 in the 200 butterfly, breaking his own pool record set earlier this season.

The 400 medley relay team of Peyton Richardson (Fy., Crystal Lake), Farrque Hussein (Jr., Fridley), Larson, and Becker touched the wall in 3:24.42, shattering an 18-year-old pool record. And the 800 free relay team of Erik Small (So., Hudson, Wis.), Strom, Richardson, and Larson finished in 6:51.76, breaking the seventh pool record of the meet.

Day two of the meet begins at 4 p.m. Sunday.


One Comment

  1. Jesse Pearson says:

    Amazing swims gentlemen! Those are some fast pool records that are coming down! I think I was on the 800 free pool record that just fell. Good work!
    – The Phenom 03’