Calvin Women's Swimming and Diving Captures Crown at Calvin Quad

Calvin Women's Swimming and Diving Captures Crown at Calvin Quad

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Calvin captured first place at its own Calvin Quad Invitational. Saturday action included a morning session and a late afternoon session as team from Albion, Calvin, Carthage and Ohio Northern swam in championship schedule events.

Over the two-day, three-session event, Calvin piled up 1,139 points with Albion second (868), Carthage third (840) and Ohio Northern fourth (480).

Junior Hannabeth Magnussen (Oakdale, Ca./Ripon Christian HS) had a big performance on the one-meter diving board, winning the event with a score of 418.20.

Junior Hannah Chao (Farmington Hills, Mich./North Farmington HS) had a huge Saturday, winning the 100 backstroke (59.49), 200 backstroke (2:12.28) and swimming legs on Calvin's first place 200 medley, 400 freestyle and 800 freestyle relay teams.

Calvin's 200 medley relay team of Chao, sophomore Samantha Sonday (Portage, Mich./Portage Central HS), sophomore Valerie Edewaard (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian HS) and senior Emily Gunderson (Ann Arbor, Mich./Ann Arbor Pioneer HS) took first in 1:49.79.

Calvin's 400 freestyle relay of Chao, Gunderson, Edewaard and sophomore Emilia Shokoohi (Saginaw, Mich./Heritage HS) won in a time of 3:38.49 that currently ranks 11th nationally.

In the 800 freestyle relay, the quartet of Chao, Edewaard, Shokoohi and junior Robyn Ellens (Hamilton, Mich./Holland Christian HS) won in a time of 8:04.51 that currently ranks seventh nationally.

In the 100 butterfly, Edewaard took first place in a time of 59.69 with junior Jenna Oezer (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) second (59.82) and sophomore Ana Weber (North Royalton, Oh./North Royalton HS) third (1:00.83).

In the 100 breaststroke, sophomore Kylie Shaw (Dixon, Il./Dixon HS) was second (1:10.46) and Sonday third (1:10.95).

Shaw led a 1-2-3 Calvin finish in the 200 breaststroke, winning in a time of 2:32.51 while Sonday was second (2:32.61) and freshman Alice Crowe (Lewis Center, Oh./Olentangy Orange HS) third (2:37.19).

In the 200 butterfly, Calvin took four of the top five spots led by Delcompare who placed second in 2:13.81. Delcompare also took second second in the 400 IM (4:51.41).

Senior Abbey Wellman (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point HS) was second in the 200 backstroke (2:14.81) while Robyn Ellens was second in the 1650 freestyle (18:49.24).

COACHES COMMENT: "It was a great weekend of competition for us, coming away with three sessions of racing and diving in little over 24 hours," said Calvin head swim coach Dan Gelderloos. "This will be great for our preparation for our mid-season invitational in four weeks. We accomplished all of our goals by riding the roller coaster of ups and downs of multiple sessions. We lead by talking to each other and not about each other. We challenged oursevels by being willing to look at things in news eyes."

NEXT UP: Calvin will travel to Kalamazoo on Saturday for a dual meet scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.