Men’s Swimming & Diving Has Solid Start at MIAA Championships

Men’s Swimming & Diving Has Solid Start at MIAA Championships

HOLLAND, Mich. – The Calvin men's swimming & diving team stands in second place after the first day of the four-day MIAA Championships. The Knights have 34 points heading into Thursday.

"Today was a good start," said head coach Dan Gelderloos. "We talked about how we didn't see anything flashy, but a lot of solid swims, we got the nerves out and will get better as we go."

In the 800-yard freestyle relay, the Knights had a season-best performance with a time of 6:54.07. The team of junior Tanner Vincent (Novi, Mich./Novi), freshman Tim Randall (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian), junior Max DeYoung (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Eastern), and freshman Fear Churchwell (Athens, Ga./Clarke Central).

The Knights performed well on the 1-meter boards on Wednesday night. Calvin advanced two to the finals with a third-place finish by Michael Moentmann (Solon, Ohio/Solon) at 444.20 and senior Dirk Tanis (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian) in eighth place at 379.05.

Albion is in first place with 40 points and Hope stands in third place at 32 points.

The Knights return to action on Thursday for day-two of the MIAA Championships at the Holland Aquatic Center.