Weekend Recap: February 3rd

A lot of fast swimming went down this weekend, and as times get better and better, and the energy just keeps building, and the excitement is reaching its climax as we approach Conference weekend. Many teams are well into taper, and coaches are making some big decisions for their teams, so tensions and excitements are high. Swimmers actually have energy after practice. But anyway, on with the recap!

In one of the bigger face-offs of the weekend, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps took on the University of Redlands. CMS brought home the victory on both sides of the meet, with the women winning 182 to 61, and the men winning 160 to 83. The CMS women started off the meet with Elsa Cheng (1:01.59), Ching Tung (1:09.85), Kate Bilotti (58.67), and Helen Liu (53.97) winning the 400 medley relay with a time of 4:04.08. The CMS men won their 400 medley relay with Austin Hallett (53.29), Vincent Pai (57.15), Jordan Lieberman (51.08), and Patrick Shultz (46.48) going 3:28.00. Whitney Dawson of CMS won the women’s 1650 free with a time of 18:13.47. Alex Mendoza, freshman from CMS, won the men’s 1650 free with a time of 16:45.13. Emma Jones of CMS won the women’s 200 free with a time of 1:57.35, and she later won the 100 free with a time of 53.44. Tyler Harp of Redlands won the men’s 200 free with a time of 1:42.64, and he later won the men’s 100 free with a time of 46.80. Helen Liu of CMS won the women’s 50 free with a time of 24.81, and she also won the 200 back with a time of 2:11.90. That’s quite the double! Devin Bowers of CMS won the men’s 50 free with a time of 21.81. Michele Kee of CMS won the women’s 200 IM with a time of 2:09.93, and later won the women’s 200 fly with a time of 2:07.20. Jeff Depew of Redlands won the men’s 200 IM with a time of 1:55.46. Marc Blumberg, a freshman from CMS, won the men’s 200 fly with a time of 1:54.42. There was a great race in the men’s 200 back, with Austin Hallett of CMS finishing first with a time of 1:55.10, and Redland’s Jeff Depew finishing second with a time of 1:55.58. Freshman from CMS, LillyBelle Deer won the women’s 500 free with a time of 5:15.41. Freshman from CMS, Devin Nishizaki won the men’s 500 free with a time of 4:47.20. Vincent Pai of CMS won the men’s 200 breast with a time of 2:05.83. The CMS women finished off their meet with a win in the 400 free relay, with Michele Kee (53.01), Ali Fisher (55.42), LillyBelle Deer (55.04), and Emma Jones (54.84) going 3:38.31.

Middlebury College had an invite meet this weekend, with Amherst, Williams, Springfield, and Vermont University in attendance. On the women’s side, the Middlebury women took the 200 free relay, with Ann Carpenter, Alexandra Edel, Meredith White, and Lydia Carpenter going 1:41.42. Maddy Berkman of Middlebury won the women’s 200 IM with a time of 2:10.58. Ashleigh Stoddart, freshman from Amherst, won the women’s 50 free with a time of 24.85. In the women’s 400 medley relay, Middlebury won, with Andie Tibbetts (58.05), Jamie Hillas (1:06.27), Maddy Berkman (58.63), and Nora Daly (55.29) going a time of 3:58.24. Julie Okorn of Williams won the women’s 1650 free with a time of 17:58.98. The Amherst women, Sabrina Lee, Courtney Flynn, Allison Merz, and Katie Vincent, won the women’s 200 medley relay with a time of 1:52.12. Sarah Thompson of Williams won the women’s 100 fly with a time of 59.02. Ashleigh Stoddart of Amherst won the women’s 200 free with a time of 1:57.58. Courtney Flynn of Amherst won the women’s 100 breast with a time of 1:09.49, and Emily Metta of Vermont came in second with a time of 1:09.99. Kathleen Morrison (2:03.18), Erica Bucki (2:05.34), Catherine Treesh (2:00.51), and Lizzy Visconti (2:07.84) won the women’s 800 free relay with a time of 8:16.87. Logan Todhunter of Williams won the women’s 500 free with a time of 5:09.57. Sabrina Lee of Amherst won the women’s 200 back with a time of 2:06.13. Katie Vincent of Amherst won the women’s 100 free with a time of 53.93. Caroline Wilson of Williams won the women’s 200 fly with a time of 2:05.91. And the Williams Women, Rebecca Maher (53.88), Maia Dickinson (54.37), Abbie Deal (55.05), and Catherine Treesh (55.01) won the women’s 400 free relay with a time of 3:38.31. On the men’s side of the meet, Amherst’s Conor Deveney (22.23), Ben McBratney (21.99), Connor Sholtis (21.49), and Tyler Hampton (21.83) won the men’s 200 free relay with a time of 1:27.54. Robbie Homchick of Amherst won the men’s 50 free with a time of 21.72. In the men’s 400 medley relay, Conor Deveney (53.08), Ben McBratney (59.98), Tyler Bulakul (51.00), and Tyler Hampton (47.76) of Amherst won with a time of 3:31.82. Sam Cagenello of Amherst won the men’s 1650 free with a time of 16:44.79. Peter Landefeld, freshman from Amherst, won the men’s 100 fly with a time of 52.27. Ryan Lichtenfels of Amherst won the men’s 200 free with a time of 1:45.01. Paul Dyrkacz of Williams won the men’s 100 breast with a time of 1:00.03, and he later won the 200 breast with a time of 2:08.29. Tyler Bulakul of Amherst won the men’s 100 back with a time of 53.47. In the men’s 800 free relay, Michael Rochford (1:47.58), Tyler Bulakul (1:48.00), Connor Sholtis (1:46.42), and Ryan Lichtenfels (1:45.76) of Amherst won with a time of 7:07.76. Tom Vieth of Williams won the men’s 500 free with a time of 4:39.89. Conor Deveney of Amherst won the men’s 200 back with a time of 1:52.35. And in the men’s 400 free relay, Nick Daly (47.34), Patrick Li (48.30), Ethan Litman, and James Wing of Middlebury won with a time of 3:12.48.
Wheaton had an invite this weekend, with Tufts, MIT, and Clark in attendance. The Tufts women took home the gold in the 400 medley relay, with Kathryn Coniglio, Jenny Hu, Mia Greenwald, and Saheela Mehrotra going 4:05.71. With Courtney Adams on the end, those Tufts women also won the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:52.94. Mollie Kleyboecker of Clark won the women’s 1650 free with a time of 18:24.96. Kathryn Coniglio, Courtney Adams, Lizz Grainger, and Allyson Fournier of Tufts won the women’s 400 free relay with a time of 3:43.35. Anna Kokensparger of MIT won the women’s 100 back with a time of 1:01.40, and she later won the 500 free with a time of 5:15.19. Adrianne Madden of Wheaton won the women’s 50 free with a time of 24.90, and she later won the women’s 100 free with a time of 54.56. Jane He, freshman from MIT won the women’s 400 IM with a time of 4:49.13. Christy Rogers of MIT won the women’s 200 IM with a time 2:11.14. Amy Jacobi, Elina Hu, Michelle Cunningham, and Eann Tuan of MIT won the women’s 200 free relay with a time of 1:40.86. On the men’s side, Tufts won the 400 medley relay with Craig Olynyk, Matthew Richmond, Drew Berman, and Kyle Savidge going 3:40.11. Christian Woods of Wheaton went 17:41.77 in his 1650 free. Craig Olynyk, John Devine, Will Parker, and Austin Wood of Tufts won the men’s 400 free relay with a time of 3:13.32. Brendan Deveney, Ben Bauchwitz, Wyatt Ubellacker, and Colby Dunn of MIT won the men’s 200 medley relay with a time of 1:36.67. Ubellacker won the men’s 200 free with a time of 1:44.47. Ryan Garr of Clark won the men’s 100 back with a time of 53.96. Remy Mock of MIT won the men’s 200 fly with a time of 1:55.60, and the men’s 500 free with a time of 4:46.61. Colby Dunn of MIT won the men’s 50 free with a time of 21.40, and the men’s 100 free with a time of 46.69. Ryan Garr of Clark also went a 4:21.96 in his 400 IM. Brendan Deveney of MIT went 51.61 in his 100 fly.

Calvin faced off against Olivet this weekend. Calvin won on both sides of the meet, with the women winning 114 to 78, and the men winning 146 to 88. The Calvin women, Erika Waugh (30.12), Elizabeth Counsell (31.29), Rachel Colasurdo (26.99), and Stephie Fox (24.72) swam a 1:53.12 in the 200 medley relay. The Calvin men, Stephen Kraft (25.93), Greg Gorham (26.80), Peter Johnson (23.08), and Mark Rushlow (21.13) swam their 200 medley relay in 1:36.94. Bridget Scott of Calvin won the women’s 1000 free with a time of 10:57.55. Kathryn Wrobel, freshman from Calvin, won the women’s 200 free with a time of 1:58.38, and later swam a 5:19.39 in her 500 free. Ross Battoclette of Calvin won the men’s 200 free with a time of 1:46.00. Brian Fiorillo of Olivet won the men’s 50 free with a time of 21.39. Stephie Fox of Calvin won the women’s 200 IM with a time of 2:14.00. Joel Knight of Olivet won the men’s 100 fly with a time of 52.75. The Calvin women finished off the meet with Rachel Colasurdo (56.16), Stephie Fox (54.09), Alex Dhaenens (57.57), and Alexi Scott (56.14) going 3:43.96 in the 400 free relay.

There was a huge invitational meet at the University of Minnesota this past weekend. Many teams were in attendance, including St. Cloud, Minnesota, Gustavus Adolphus, Illinois, Carleton, St. Olaf, St. Thomas, South Dakota, Uw Steven’s Point, the Mustangs, UMM of Minnesota, Iowa Central, Augsburg, and Msu Mankato. Phew! What a bunch! The Carleton men did well holding their own against a group of Division I and II swimmers. Erik Klontz, Mamoru Kanazawa, Benito Ramirez, and Ross Brown went 1:25.05 in their 200 free relay. Alissa Tinklenberg of Gustavus went 5:11.97 in her 500 free. Mamoru Kanazawa of Carleton went 4:48.52 in his 500 free. Sophie Pilhofer of Carleton went 24.16 in her 50 free, and her teammate Erin McDuffie came in right behind her with a 24.36 in her 50 free. Kelsey Lucia of Gustavus went 24.64 in her 50 free. Colby Kubat of St. Olaf went 21.96 in his 50 free. The Carleton men went 3:34.22 in their 400 medley relay, with Mamoru Kanazawa, Jesse Gourevitch, Benito Ramirez, and Erick Klontz. The St. Olaf men, Joel Money, Colby Kubat, Chase Liaboe, and Michael Gratz wen 3:34.25 in their 400 medley relay. The Gustavus ladies, Alissa Tinklenberg, Hannah Crane, Sophia Iaquinta, and Kelsey Lucia, went 1:51.85 in their 200 medley relay. The St. Olaf ladies, Carolyn Berhardt, Lindsey Lee, Lydia Feldman, and Meghan Weiss, went 1:52.38 in their 200 medley relay. The Carleton men continued to do well, with Kanazawa, Gourevitch, Ramirez, and Klontz going 1:36.69 in their 200 medley relay. Jenny Strom of Gustavus went 4:51.98 in her 400 IM. Spencer Scarth of St. Olaf went 4:13.45 in his 400 IM. Erik Klontz of Carleton went 52.98 in his 100 fly. Erin McDuffie of Carleton went 1:57.87 in her 200 free. Mamoru Kanazawa of Carleton went 1:44.30 in his 200 free. Lindsey Lee of St. Olaf went 1:07.93 in her 100 breast. Alissa Tinklenberg of Gustavus went 1:00.47 in her 100 back. The St. Olaf women, Katie Kuat, Sarah Kemp, Carolyn Bernhardt, and Meghan Weiss went 7:56.16 in their 800 free relay. The St. Olaf men, Chase Liaboe, Evan Griffith, Colby Kubat, and Spencer Scarth went 7:09.58 in their 800 free relay. Molly Spence of Carleton went 18:14.57 in his 1650 free. Annie Metcalf of Carleton went 2:08.07 in his 200 back. Evan Griffith of St. Olaf went 1:56.59 in his 200 back. Erin McDuffie continues to have a great meet by going 53.40 in her 100 free. Michael Gratz of St. Olaf went 47.43 in his 100 free. Lindsey Lee of St. Olaf went 2:27.21 in her 200 breast. Colby Kubat of St. Olaf had a great swim, going 2:08.21 in his 200 breast. The Carleton men finished up a great meet by having Mamoru Kanazawa, Benito Ramirez, Djem Kissiov, and Erik Klontz, go 3:11.60 in their 400 free relay.

Other notable swims this weekend: In the dual meet of Mary Washington versus Division I William and Mary, Billy Norfolk of UMW swam a 1:55.01 in his 200 fly. In that same meet, Alex Anderson of UMW swam a 2:06.47 in his 200 breast. In the dual meet of Dickinson versus Gettysburg, Carson Gannon of Dickinson won the women’s 200 free with a time of 1:58.20, and she later won the 500 free with a time of 5:18.14. Jason Adams of Dickinson won the men’s 50 free with a time of 20.86, and later won the 100 back with a time of 53.07. Matt Libby of Gettysburg won the men’s 100 fly with a time of 51.09. Eva Kolstad of Dickinson won the women’s 100 free with a time of 55.10. In the dual meet of Coe versus Grinnell, Michael Brus of Grinnell won the men’s 200 fly with a time of 2:02.39, and the men’s 100 free with a time of 48.51. In the dual meet of Smith College versus Mount Holyoke, Mackenzie Bradley of Smith won the women’s 1000 free with a time of 10:58.47, and she also won the women’s 200 fly with a time of 2:17.83. In that same meet, Lauren Williams of Mount Holyoke won the women’s 200 back with a time of 2:17.35.

What a fantastic weekend for swimming! It seems the excitement of the Superbowl got into everyone’s veins, and fueled some great swims. With so many fast swims, the excitement for Conferences just keeps building and building. As tensions get higher, and the energy keeps building up, coaches and swimmers, be sure to focus that energy to some productive practices. Best of luck to swimmers and coaches during this taper time! Keep holding onto that energy! And as always, if you have any questions, or if you would like to see your school featured in the weekly recap, contact us at staff@d3swimming.com with a brief description of what to look for. Swim fast everyone!

-Stephen Clendenin
D3Swimming.com

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