Calvin Men's Swimming and Diving Wins Big at MIAA Relays

Calvin Men's Swimming and Diving Wins Big at MIAA Relays

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Calvin produced a strong showing at the MIAA Relays held Friday night inside the Venema Aquatic Center.

Calvin took first place in seven out of a possible nine events.

The Knights opened the meet with a first place swim in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:34.66. Calvin's 200 medley relay consisted of sophomore Noah Holstege (Keswick, Va./The Covenant School), senior Sam Holstege (Keswick, Va./The Covenant School), freshman Julien Camy (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) and freshman Jacob Heeres (Zeeland, Mich./Holland Christian HS).

Noah Holstege, junior Colin Murphy (Troy, Mich./Brother Rice HS), freshman William Toomey (Runnels, Ia./SE Polk HS) and freshman Samuel Hoover (Beverly Hills, Mich./Seaholm HS) then teamed up for a first place time of 1:38.03 in the 200 backstroke relay.

In the 500 progressive relay, Noah Holstege, Jacob Heeres, senior Tim Randall (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) and junior Julian Iturbe (Caracas, Venezuela/Colegio Emil Friedman HS) took first in a time of 4:05.72.

Iturbe, Camy, junior Ryan Gelderloos (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Heeres combined for a winning time of 1:35.79 in the 200 butterfly relay.

In the 3x500 freestyle relay, Iturbe, senior Brian Goins (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester Adams HS) and Randall cruised to a winning time of 14:45.08.

Calvin took first in the 200 freestyle relay in a time of 1:24.56. The relay consisted of Noah Holstege, Iturbe, Heeres and senior Tristan Hazlette (Lutz, Fla./Home School).

Calvin also won the co-ed mixed 200 medley relay. Calvin's relay of junior Hannah Chao (Farmington Hills, Mich./North Farmington HS), Sam Holstege, junior Jenna Oezer (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Noah Holstege took first in a time of 1:41.53.

COACHES COMMENT: "It was a fun meet," said Calvin head swim coach Dan Gelderloos. "We had a lot of positive energy which showed up in our races. It was good to see some people make some changes that led to improvements from last week."