Calvin Women's Swimming and Diving Defeats Wheaton In Dual Meet

Calvin Women's Swimming and Diving Defeats Wheaton In Dual Meet
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Calvin women's swimming and diving team recorded a 176-86 dual meet victory over Wheaton College Saturday afternoon inside the Venema Aquatic Center.

Senior Abby Van Harn (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) and freshman Hannah Chao (Farmington Hills, Mich./North Farmington HS) were both triple-winners on Saturday.
 
Van Harn won the 200 freestyle (1:56.32), 50 freestyle (24.47) and 100 freestyle (52.82).
 
Chao was victorious in the 100 backstroke (1:00.84), 200 backstroke (2:13.83) and 200 IM (2:15.60).

Senior Sarah Bradley (Wheaton, Il./Wheaton North HS) took first place on the one-meter board (255.52) and three-meter board (271.27). Both scores were NCAA III Regional Qualifying cuts.

Junior Anna Serino (Pinckney, Mich./Pinckney HS) won the 1,000 freestyle in 10:57.20 while junior Madleyn Smith (Allegan, Mich./Allegan HS) won the 500 freestyle (5:25.81).
 
Freshman Jenna Oezer (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) claimed victory in the 100 butterfly, recording a time of 1:00.38. 
 
Other notable performances included freshman Kelly Makela (Boise, Id./Boise HS) taking second in the 200 breaststroke (2:39.41). Junior Elysa Wolf (Austin, Tx./Regents School of Austin) was second in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.73).
 
Calvin won both relay events. In the 200 medley relay, sophomore Abbey Wellman (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point HS), Chao, Jenna Oezer and and Van Harn took first place in a time of 1:51.73. In the 400 freestyle relay, Smith, junior Alyssa Oezer (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS), sophomore Emily Gunderson (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioner HS) and Serino cruised to a first place finish in a time of 3:39.58.

"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.