GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Calvin men's swimming & diving program collected eight All-MIAA selections on Wednesday afternoon. The Knights are coming off a first-place finish at the MIAA Championships, where they claimed the title over Albion with a victory in the final event of the four-day meet. Calvin and Albion tied for the most All-MIAA selections with both schools collecting eight.
Jared Britton – A junior from Falls Church, Virginia, Britton is making his third appearance on the All-MIAA team. Britton was a member of three winning relays at the MIAA Championships, including the 400-yard freestyle relay that clinched the MIAA title on Saturday evening. He also picked up a trio of silver medals in the 50-yard freestyle (20.76), the 100-yard butterfly (49.29) and in the 100-yard freestyle (46.04).
Fear Churchwell – A sophomore from Athens, Georgia, is claiming All-MIAA accolades for the first time in his career. Churchwell earned a bronze medal in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:07.13. He also finished fourth in the 400-yard individual medley (4:05.36) and fifth in the 200-yard individual medley (1:53.83).
Skyler Fish – A junior from Ionia, Michigan, Fish is claiming All-MIAA honors for the third time in his career. Fish was the MIAA champion in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 45.70. He also recorded a second-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke at 50.48 and a third-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle at 21.12. Fish was a member of two winning relays, including the 400-yard freestyle relay that clinched the MIAA title for Calvin.
Ben Holstege – A junior from Keswick, Virginia, earned the honor of MIAA Most Valuable Swimmer, after recording three victories at the MIAA Championships. He is claiming All-MIAA honors for the third-straight year. Holstege won MIAA title in the 50-yard freestyle (20.64), the 100-yard backstroke (48.99) and the 200-yard backstroke (1:49.84). He also helped the Maroon and Gold win victories in the 800-yard freestyle relay, the 200-yard freestyle relay and the 400-yard medley relay.
Julian Iturbe – A freshman from Caracas, Venezuela, Iturbe is receiving All-MIAA honors for the first time at Calvin. Iturbe claimed individual MIAA titles in the 200-yard freestyle at 1:40.61 and the 500-yard freestyle at 4:31.87. He was also on four winning MIAA relays, including the final leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay that out-touched Albion to win the MIAA title. The Calvin freshman also picked up points for the Knights with a fifth-place finish in the 400-yard individual medley at 4:06.87.
Michael Moentmann – A senior from Solon, Ohio, Moentmann is earning All-MIAA honors for the first time in his career. Moentmann claimed the title of the MIAA 3-meter diving champion on Saturday evening. He blew away the competition with 513.85 points, tying the meet, heading into the final event. He also finished in second place on the 1-meter boards at 460.20 points.
Tim Randall – A sophomore from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Randall is back on the All-MIAA for the second-straight season. Randall was the third leg of the 800-yard freestyle relay that opened the championships with a victory. He grabbed the silver medal in the 500-yard freestyle at 4:38.04 and the bronze medal in the 200-yard freestyle at 1:41.90. Randall also clocked in at 47.24 in the 100-yard freestyle to finish sixth.
Tanner Vincent – A senior from Novi, Michigan, Vincent is collecting All-MIAA honors for the fourth-straight season. Vincent won three events for Calvin at the MIAA Championships. He won the 200-yard individual medley at 1:51.96 and the 400-yard individual medley at 4:01.96. Vincent also picked up a big victory for Calvin in the 200-yard butterfly on Saturday night at 1:51.98. He also swam the second leg of the 400-yard medley relay that won with a time of 3:20.28.
2018 All-MIAA Team