GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Knights were victorious in the rivalry meet against Hope on Saturday afternoon. Calvin won 11 events and downed the Flying Dutchmen, 163-125. Calvin is now 4-2 and 3-0 against MIAA competition.
"I am really proud of the team," said head coach Dan Gelderloos. "The men took control early and were able to put together some confident swims in a great rivalry, something we never underestimate, we talked about celebrating courageous performances at the beginning of the meet."
Calvin had the two-fastest times in the 200-yard medley relay. The team of sophomore Ben Holstege (Keswick, Va./Covenant), senior Eli Holstege (Keswick, Va./Covenant), sophomore Jared Britton (Falls Church, Va./George Mason) and junior Max DeYoung (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Eastern) won with a time of 1:35.22.
The Knights swept the 200-yard freestyle. Freshman Tim Randall (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) won the event at 1:46.67, in second was Max DeYoung at 1:50.06, in third place was John Kutschke at 1:52.90 and freshman Fear Churchwell (Athens, Ga./Clarke Central) in fourth at 1:53.03.
Ben Holstege claimed the victory in the 100-yard backstroke at 52.74. The Holstege family would be victorious in the next event, in the 100-yard breaststroke, Eli Holstege notched a first-place finish at 1:00.52, with freshman Sam Holstege (Keswick, Va./Covenant) in second place at 1:03.39.
Jared Britton recorded a first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle at 21.70.
In the 100-yard freestyle, Calvin would record the three-fastest times. Max DeYoung would win the event at 47.99. Ben Holstege would finish in second place at 48.04 and Tim Randall in third place at 48.52.
Calvin closed the day winning the 400-yard freestyle relay. The team of freshman Tristan Hazlett (Lutz, Fla.), sophomore Nathan Olberding (Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville), Jared Britton and Tim Randall won at 3:14.98.
The Knights return to action on Saturday when they resume MIAA action at home against Albion.