No. 16 Men’s Swimming & Diving Downs Olivet

No. 16 Men’s Swimming & Diving Downs Olivet

OLIVET, Mich. – The Calvin men's swimming & diving team picked up its first victory of the year at Olivet on Saturday. The Knights improved to 1-1 on season with a 160-97 victory at Olivet.

"With two big weekends looming, I thought we had a productive weekend," said head coach Dan Gelderloos. "We found some substance in our swims. The team flexed their enthusiasm muscles which is something we have to take advantage of every time we compete, because that is something we cannot replicate in practice."

The Knights started the day winning the 200-yard medley relay. The team of senior Brett Stoughton (Centerville, Ind./Centerville), sophomore Jacob Lensing (Pella, Iowa/Pella Christian), senior Eli Holstege (Keswick, Va./Covenant) and sophomore Ben Holstege (Keswick, Va./Covenant) won with a time of 1:39.41.

Freshman Ian Hazlett (Lutz, Fla.) won the mixed 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:53.72

In the 200-yard freestyle, sophomore Nathan Olberding (Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville) clocked in a winning time of 1:49.49.

Sophomore Skyler Fish (Ionia, Mich./Ionia) was victorious in the 100-yard backstroke at 56.30. Fish also won the 200-yard backstroke at 1:55.78

Winning the 200-yard butterfly was junior Steven Tarske (Pinckney, Mich./Pinckney) at 2:12.47.

Ben Holstege recorded a first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle. Holstege finished at 21.88.

Senior Dirk Tanis (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian) won both diving events on Saturday, winning the 1-meter event at 264.70 and the 3-meter at 232.15.

Brett Stoughton won the 100-yard freestyle on Saturday at 50.53.

Junior Max DeYoung (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Eastern) notched a first-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle at 5:14.77.

Sophomore Jared Britton (Falls Church, Va./George Mason) touched the wall first in the 100-yard butterfly at 55.22.

The team of Nathan Olberding, Brett Stoughton, Max DeYoung and freshman Sam Holstege (Keswick, Va./Covenant) recorded the fastest time in the 200-yard freestyle relay at 1:30.69.

The Knights return to action on Friday, when they host Albion, Carthage and Ohio Northern at the Calvin Quad.