Men’s Swimming & Diving Lands Eight All-MIAA Selections

Men’s Swimming & Diving Lands Eight All-MIAA Selections

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

Swimming
Parker Belmore, Albion
Len Ciemniecki, Albion
Dan Clyde, Hope
Charlie Emmert, Hope
Skyler Fish, Calvin
Ben Holstege, Calvin (MVP)
Matt Howrey, Kalamazoo
Jake Huttenlocher, Albion
Tyler Kimbrell, Albion
Nate Kozycki, Albion
Alec Nyboer, Albion
Tim Randall, Calvin
Mac Robertson, Albion
 
Diving
Jake Burris, Albion (MVP)
Brian Simonich, Hope