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Swimmers wrap up season at MIAC Championships

<ong>Three earn all-MIAC as women take second

The Carleton College swimming and diving team finished second at the 2010 MIAC Championships. Molly Spence ’13, Kale Zicafoose ’11, and Kate Alexander ’10 each earned All-MIAC honors on the final day of competition at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center.

Gustavus pulled away from Carleton on day three and won the women’s title with 744 points.

The Knights finished second with 588.5 points. St. Thomas was next at 497 points, and rounding out the top five were St. Olaf (473) and Saint Benedict (387).

Spence finished second in the mile with a NCAA “B” standard time of 17:35.09. Annie Metcalf ’12 was 11th and Kelsey Ihinger ’10 grabbed 16th place.

Diver Sydney Weydemeyer ’11 placed fifth on the 1-meter board, while Erin Heydinger ’11 and Irene Dennison ’10 finished 12th and 14th respectively.

Carleton had four swimmers in the championship heat of the 200-yard backstroke. Zicafoose led the way, placing second with a “B” cut time of 2:05.99. Maggie Alexander ’10, Maddie Epping ’13 and Metcalf finished sixth through eighth.

Erin McDuffie ’13 was Carleton’s top finisher in the 100-yard freestyle and won the consolation heat at 53.62. Louise Buckler ’11 tied for 14th and Sophie Pilhofer ’13 finished 16th.

Kate Alexander earned All-MIAC distinction as she placed second in the 200-yard breaststroke at 2:26.02, which was a NCAA “B” standard. Seniors Kiva Oken and Lynsey Bernfeld nabbed 12th and 13th place respectively.

Ihinger and Anna Gallagher ’11 advanced to the championship heat of the 200-yard butterfly and took seventh and eighth places.

McDuffie, Zicafoose, Buckler, and Maggie Alexander finished sixth in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Men fifth; Brenner dives to all-conference

The Carleton College men’s swimming and diving team finished fifth at the 2010 MIAC Championships. Junior diver Eric Brenner earned All-MIAC distinction on the final day of competition. He placed third on the 3-meter board with a score of 428.75. His combined score of 464.10 during the preliminary and semi-final rounds qualified him for consideration to advance to the NCAA Championships in March.

St. Thomas edged out Gustavus, 709-701, for its first championship since 1953-54. The Tommies entered the final event two points behind the Gusties. Finishing in third was St. Olaf with 615.5 points. The fourth place finisher was Saint John’s (542.5) followed by Carleton, who finished with 415 points.

Joe Sjoberg ’10, Andrw Hardt ’13, and Kevin Hallman ’12 placed 11th, 12th and 16th in the mile.

Andrew Mering ’11 placed eighth in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:56.75. Junior Brian Kilgour  won the consolation heat.

Erik Klontz ’13 finished eighth in the 100-yard freestyle. Mamoru Kanazawa ’13 won the consolation final at 47.35. Peter Cormier ’11 added to Carleton’s scoring total by placing 16th.
Djem Kissiov ’12 won the consolation heat of the 200-yard breaststroke, touching the wall at 2:15.18, more than two seconds better than his time during the preliminary round. Eugene Nishi ’10 and Hardt placed 12th and 13th respectively.

Kilgour was sixth and Ethan Sagin ’13 was eighth in the 200-yard butterfly. Casey Andre ’12 and Sjoberg swam in the consolation final, placing 13th and 14th respectively.

Kanazawa, Klontz, Cormier, and Mering placed fifth in the 400-meter freestyle relay to close the meet.

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