Swimming and Diving Wins Dual Meet at Carleton

Posted on January 14th, 2022 by


NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The Gustavus women and men’s swimming and diving teams had top finishes in 22 events in their Friday meet at Carleton. The Gustie women won 161-139 while the men won by a margin of 175-96. 

“A lot of great races performances today,” said Head Coach Jon Carlson. “I was very impressed with how smart the swimmers put together their races. They did a great job of making sure that they won the race in the last 50, and in the back half of our races. The women put up a great battle all the way along, being ahead the whole way and couldn’t pull away from them which is a huge credit to Carleton being a great team. On the men’s side we had a great amount of depth and their top guys pushed our best swimmers.”

The Gustie women continued to find success in relays as the team of Mikayla Witte, Leah Soukup, Ellen Hofstede, and Lucy Peterson placed first in the 200 Medley Relay with a finals time of 1:52.60. On the back half, Annika Johns, Alison Gilles, Abby Yartz, and Lucy Peterson won the 200 Free Relay (1:42.01).

Newcomers Marit Isaacson and Mikayla Witte each had a pair of wins, Isaacson in the 200 Free (2:02.20) and 200 IM (2:17.67) and Witte in the 100 Backstroke (1:01.60) and 200 Backstroke (2:13.85).

Junior Ellen Hofstede picked up a trio of wins; in the 50 Free (24.41), the 100 Free (52.93), and 100 Fly (1:00.92),

Adding to the individual top finishes, junior Annika Johns placed first in the 500 Free (5:30.81).

The Gustavus men also had a top relay finish in the 200 Medley; Peyton Richardson, Taylor Vander Jeugdt, Andrew Becker, and Kieran Ripken recorded a finals time of 1:36.82.

Sophomore Peyton Richardson and junior Callen Zemek were double winners as Richardson touched first in the 100 Backstroke (54.28) and the 200 Backstroke (2:00.06), and Zemek in the 1000 Freestyle (9:58.92) and the 500 Free (4:49.79). Additionally, first-year Nyden Hill swept in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.72) and 200 Breaststroke (2:13.85). Junior Andrew Becker continued to play a strong role in the Gustie win in the 50 Free (21.43) and 100 Free (47.39). Registering individual wins as well, sophomore Matt Strom touched first in the 200 Free (1:46.27), first-year Jonathon Cordano won in the 100 Fly (53.42), and junior Jake Krussell in 1 meter diving (107.80).

The Gusties next compete at UW-Stevens Point on January 21st-22nd.


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