School Record Falls on Friday for Men’s Swimming & Diving

School Record Falls on Friday for Men’s Swimming & Diving

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Calvin men's swimming & diving team stands in third place at the Calvin Invite after the second day of competition. Calvin has 703 and is currently behind Northern Michigan and Grand Valley State.

The Knights started off strong on Friday night in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The team of sophomore Ben Holstege, sophomore Jared Britton, senior Eli Holstege and junior Max DeYoung finished in second place at 1:22.42.

Senior Brett Stoughton took sixth place in the 200-yard butterfly at 1:54.72, dropping 0.57 from his prelim time.

Freshman Tim Randall recorded a fourth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle at 1:43.02. His prelim time of 1:42.78 was the ninth-fastest time in school history. Max DeYoung finished in ninth place at 1:44.88.

Eli Holstege clocked in a seventh-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke at 57.94.

Ben Holstege touched the wall at 50.18 in the 100-yard backstroke to take fourth place. Earlier in the day, Holstege broke the school record with a time of 49.66, the first time under 50 seconds in school history.

Freshman Fear Churchwell tallied the fifth-fastest time in school history on Friday to take sixth in the 400 IM at 4:09.74. He dropped 3.63 from his morning time.

In the 50-yard freestyle, Eli Holstege finished in eighth place at 21.35. Jared Britton was the fastest swimmer in the B-final at 20.96, taking ninth place.

Calvin had three of the top-eight divers on Friday on the 3-meter board. Junior Michael Moentmann finished in fourth place at 424.80, senior Dirk Tanis was in fifth at 404.65 and junior Brian Bolton was in eight at 335.60.

The Knights finish the three-day Calvin Invite on Saturday.