Calvin Women's Swimming and Diving Splits Dual Meet Action Against Division II Opponents

Calvin Women's Swimming and Diving Splits Dual Meet Action Against Division II Opponents

The Calvin women's swimming and diving team split dual meet competitions against Division II competition Saturday afternoon inside the Venema Aquatic Center.

Calvin defeated Hillsdale 176-114 but fell to Grand Valley State 211.5-85.5.

Junior Abby Van Harn (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) had a stellar day of competition for the Knights, winning the 50 freestyle (24.29) and 100 freestyle (52.98). Van Harn led a 1-2-3 Calvin finish in the 50 freestyle as freshman Anna Kutschke (Manistee, Mich./Manistee HS) was second (24.78) and freshman Emily Gunderson (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer HS) third (24.89).

Kutschke was also fourth in the 100 freestyle (55.44). Freshman Anna Serino (Pinckney, Mich./Pinckney HS) tied for third in the 500 freestyle (5:23.21) and was fifth in the 1,000 freestyle (11:08.36).

In the 200 freestyle, sophomore Madelyn Smith (Allegan, Mich./Allegan HS) was fourth (2:01.15) and freshman Libby Engle (Troy, Mich./Troy HS) was sixth (2:04.03).

Sophomore Kendall Murphy (Modesto, Ca./Home Schooled) was fifth in the 200 butterfly (2:20.34) and sixth in the 1,000 freestyle (11:09.36).

Junior Sarah Bradley (Wheaton, Il./Wheaton North HS) also had a standout afternoon, winning the three-meter diving competition (245.70) and second on the one-meter board (251.40).  Sophomore Amelia Andrilenas (Kirkland, Wash./Juanita HS) was third on the three-meter board (149.85).

Calvin's 200 medley relay team of Gunderson, Kutschke, freshman Abbey Wellmen (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point HS) and Van Harn took third in a time of 1:53.33. Calvin's 400 freestyle relay team of sophomore Rachel Mattson (Ann Arbor, Mich./Ann Arbor Huron HS), Serino, sophomore Alyssa Oezer (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Van Harn took second in a time of 3:39.78.

Calvin is back in action next Saturday, competing in a dual meet at Olivet beginning at 1 p.m.