Calvin Men's Swimming and Diving Wins Against Wheaton in Dual Meet

Calvin Men's Swimming and Diving Wins Against Wheaton in Dual Meet
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Calvin men's swimming and diving team recorded a 153-109 dual meet victory over the visiting Wheaton College Thunder Saturday afternoon inside the Venema Aquatic Center.

Junior Ben Holstege (Keswick, Va./Covenant) was a double-winner, claiming wins in the 100 backstroke (51.36) and 100 freestyle (47.68) while placing third in the 100 butterfly (53.76).

Senior Michael Moentmann (Solon, Oh./Solon HS) won both diving boards, producing a score of 290.25 on the three-meter board and a score of 292.80 on the one-meter board. Both scores were NCAA III Regional Qualifying cuts.

Sophomore Brian Goins (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester Adams HS) won the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 10:21.25.

Freshman Julian Iturbe (Caracas, Venezuela/Colegio Emil Friedman) won the 200 freestyle (1:45.89) and took second in the 500 freestyle in a narrow finish, clocking a time of 4:48.91.

Junior Jared Britton (Falls Church, Va./Chesapeake HS) won the 50 freestyle (21.48) and took second in the 100 freestyle (48.38).

Freshman Fear Churchwell (Athens, Ga./Clarke Central HS) won the 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:17.32.

Senior Tanner Vincent (Novi, Mich./Novi HS) took second in the 200 butterfly (2:01.04) while junior Jacob Lensing (Pella, Ia./Pella Christian HS) was second in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.69).

Calvin claimed victories in both relay events.

Senior Max DeYoung (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Eastern HS), sophomore Tim Randall (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS), Iturbe and Britton won the 400 freestyle relay in a time of 3:12.16. Ben Holstege, sophomore Sam Holstege (Keswick, Va./Covenant HS), Britton and Lensing won the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:34.40.

"One of the goals for the meet was to focus on one thing at a time," said Calvin head swim coach Dan Gelderloos. "We had a very spirited practice last night which was a good thing but it can also be a challenge to energize the same way the next day. We wanted to rebound and get our enthusiasm right away. We also wanted to influence others in a positive way with our support for each other. I thought we were able to execute all three of those goals within the meet."

Calvin returns to action on November 17 when it hosts Wayne State in a non-conference dual meet at 5 p.m.