November 4 - MIAA Athletes of the Week
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Did not compete. Will be back in action Nov. 8-9 at Calvin Quad.
Did not compete. Will return to action Saturday, Nov. 23 at Olivet.
Calvin defeated non-conference rival Wheaton (Il.) in a dual meet 182-111 Saturday at the Venema Aquatic Center. Calvin took first place in 10 events and used solid depth throughout the meet to pull away for the win. Calvin is ranked 15th in the College Swim Coaches Association Division III Top 25 poll. The Knights host a quadrangular Friday and Saturday with Albion, Carthage and Ohio Northern.
Ten first-place performances powered the Hope College men’s swimming and diving team to a winning, two-day score of 983.50 points at Davenport University last weekend. The Flying Dutchmen finished ahead of runner-up Kalamazoo College’s 972.50 points and NCAA Division II University of Findlay’s 884. Swimmers Daniel Keith and Bailey Smith, and diver Grant Williams, each recorded two first-place performances. Williams swept diving with winning efforts of 529.95 points on the 3-meter board and 481.30 points on the 1-meter board. The junior from Grand Rapids, Michigan improved his team 1-meter dive for six dives with a total of 327.3. Keith swam the fastest in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle. The junior from Saline, Michigan won the 50 freestyle in 21.40 and the 100 freestyle in 46.42. Smith led a 1-2-3 Hope sweep in the 500 freestyle and placed first in the 1,650 freestyle. The freshman from Battle Creek, Michigan clocked times in the 500 freestyle of 4:53.29 and 1,650 freestyle of 16:57.73.
Kalamazoo competed at the Davenport Quad Meet at East Kentwood High School last Friday and Saturday. The team finished second overall in the two day event. The Hornets had numerous second place finishers including the 200 Free Relay team (French, Orwin, Durden, Stille), Brenden French in the 100 Breaststroke, Sam Ankley in the 1M and 3M Diving events, and Matt Howrey in the 1650 Freestyle. The Hornets will now host Illinois Tech on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. at Western Michigan University.
Olivet split a double double at Hillsdale College. The Comets defeated Notre Dame (Ohio), 147-133; and fell to Tiffin (Ohio), 145-128. Freshman Takato Timmerman won the 50-yard breaststroke (:27.36), and was second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:00.05) and third in the 50-yard freestyle (:22.56). Sophomore Cade Erickson was second in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:38.03) and 500-yard freestyle (5:05.57). Senior Eric Wood took the runner-up spot in the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.92), third-place in the 100-yard freestyle (:49.59) and fourth-place in the 50-yard freestyle (:22.75). Freshman Jacob Ritter and senior Zach Meharg finished third and fourth, respectively in the 100-yard butterfly with times of 55.61 and 56.16 seconds. Meharg placed second in the 200-yard individual medley (2:04.89) and third in the 100-yard backstroke (:57.47). Freshman Sebastian O'Leary clocked-in with the fourth-fastest time in the 50-yard backstroke (:29.90). Senior Dalton Miner swept the diving competition, scoring 205.90 points on the one-meter and 174.00 points on the three-meter.