Calvin Men's Swimming and Diving Beats Britons in Dual Meet

Calvin Men's Swimming and Diving Beats Britons in Dual Meet

ALBION, Mich. - Calvin recorded a 149.5-138.5 dual meet victory at Albion Friday night.

Senior Ben Holstege (Keswick, Va./Covenant School) was a triple-winner, claiming victory in the 200 freestyle (1:44.38), 100 freestyle (50.94) and 200 IM (1:57.19). His win in the 200 IM helped the Knights build a two-point lead heading into the final event - the 400 freestyle relay.

Calvin's 400 freestyle relay of sophomore Julian Iturbe (Caraca, Venezuela/Colegio Emil Friedman), senior Jared Britton (Falls Church, Va./Chesapeake HS), senior Skyler Fish (Ionia, Mich./Ionia HS) and junior Tim Randall (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) took home the win in a time of 3:10.87.

Calvin's 200 medley relay of Ben Holstege, junior Sam Holstege (Keswick, Va./Covenant School), Britton and freshman Noah Holstege (Keswick, Va./Covenant School) opened the meet with a first place time of 1:34.19.

Fish had a big night individually, winning the 100 backstroke (52.90) and 200 backstroke (1:57.89).

Iturbe won the 100 freestylee (48.01) and was second in the 50 freestyle (22.11). Briton won the 50 freestyle (22.06), leading a 1-2-3 Calvin sweep in the event. Noah Holstege was also third in the race (22.21).

In the 200 butterfly, senior Nate Olberding (Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville HS) took first place with a time of 1:58.91.

Calvin returns to action on January 19 when it hosts Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in a dual meet slated to start at 1 p.m.