GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Calvin men's swimming & diving team finished the two-day Calvin Quad on Saturday. The Knights finished in second place at 995.5 points, No. 22 Carthage won with 1019 points. The Knights won three events on Saturday.
"The three biggest takeaways were that we were able to go through all the emotional ups and downs over 24-26 hours which was good to feel," said head coach Dan Gelderloos. "We accumulated a lot of data that will affect our training going forward, and most importantly, we spent 25 hours together on deck, getting to know each other even more. It was a win on all fronts."
The Knights started the day with a second-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. The team of junior Ben Holstege (Keswick, Va./Covenant), junior Jacob Lensing (Pella, Iowa/Pella Christian), junior Nathan Olberding (Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville), and junior Jared Britton (Falls Church, Va./George Mason) finished at 1:35.78.
Freshman Julian Iturbe (Caracas, Venezuela/Colegio Emil Friedman) placed third in the 400-yard I.M. at 4:16.80. Jared Briton finished the 100-yard butterfly in third place at 52.58.
In the 200-yard freestyle, sophomore Tim Randall (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) finished in third place at 1:49.48.
Jacob Lensing touched the wall at 1:01.01 in the 100-yard breaststroke to finish in fifth place.
Ben Holstege recorded a time of 51.86 in the 100-yard backstroke in second place.
The first Calvin victory of the day for the Calvin men came in the 1650-yard freestyle with Julian Iturbe at 16:34.16.
Junior Skyler Fish (Ionia, Mich./Ionia) led the Knights in the 200-yard backstroke in fourth place at 1:59.93.
The Maroon and Gold posted a 1-2-3- finish in the 100-yard freestyle on Saturday. Ben Holstege led the pack at 47.19, Jared Britton finished in second place at 47.52 and senior Max DeYoung (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Eastern) checked in at 48.15 in third place.
Senior Tanner Vincent (Novi, Mich./Novi) led the Knights in the 200-yard butterfly in third place at 2:01.00.
Freshman Alex Bergsma (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) was seventh on the 3-meter board at 312.15.
The Knights return to action on Saturday, when they host Wheaton.