No. 14 Women’s Swimming & Diving Sinks Olivet

No. 14 Women’s Swimming & Diving Sinks Olivet

OLIVET, Mich. – The Calvin women's swimming & diving team improved to 2-1 on the year with a victory at Olivet. The Knights downed the Comets, 184-58.

"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 freshman Emily Slenk (Zeeland, Mich./Holland Christian), junior Klara Oh (Kent, Wash.), sophomore Kendall Murphy (Modesto, Calif.) and sophomore Alyssa Oezer (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) finished with a winning time of 1:57.00.

Senior Anna Griffin (Wichita Falls, Texas/Ramstein (Germany)) was the fastest woman in the mixed 1000-yard freestyle. She clocked in a time of 12:09.27.

In the 200-yard freestyle, junior Abby Van Harn (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) won with a time of 1:58.48. She was also the fastest swimmer in the 100-yard butterfly at 1:02.98.

Sophomore Madelyn Smith (Allegan, Mich./Allegan) was victorious in the 100-yard backstroke at 1:05.00.

Winning the 100-yard breaststroke was freshman Anna Kutschke (Manistee, Mich./Manistee) with 1:13.56 on the clock. She also won the 100-yard freestyle at 56.13.

Sophomore Anna Serino (Pinckney, Mich./Pinckney) recorded a first-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly. Serino finished at 2:25.45. She was also victorious in the 200-yard backstroke at 2:15.99.

Sophomore Daniella Sugijanto (Walnut Creek, Calif./Northgate) won the 50-yard freestyle on Saturday at 25.75.

Junior Sarah Bradley (Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton North) won both diving events on Saturday, winning the 1-meter event at 270.90 and the 3-meter at 268.80.

In the 200-yard-breaststroke, senior Nicole Karl (Riverview, Mich./Riverview) won with a time of 2:42.27.

Freshman Libby Engle (Troy, Mich./Troy) notched a first-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle at 5:44.49.

Kendall Murphy was the fastest swimmer in the 400-yard IM at 5:03.72.

The team of Nicole Karl, junior Rachel Kehren (Lansing, Mich./Grand Ledge), Anna Kutschke and junior Rachel Mattson (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron) recorded the fastest time in the 200-yard freestyle relay at 1:46.41.

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