No. 24 Women’s Swimming & Diving Wins at Calvin Quad

No. 24 Women’s Swimming & Diving Wins at Calvin Quad

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Calvin women's swimming & diving finished the two-day Calvin Quad on Saturday. The Knights finished in first place with 1155 points. Calvin won six events on Saturday.

"The three biggest takeaways were that we were able to go through all the emotional ups and downs over 24-26 hours which was good to feel," said head coach Dan Gelderloos. "We accumulated a lot of data that will affect our training going forward, and most importantly, we spent 25 hours together on deck, getting to know each other even more. It was a win on all fronts."

The Knights opened the day with a second-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. The team of freshman Hannah Chao (Farmington Hills, Mich./North Farmington), senior Rachel Mattson (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron), freshman Jenna Oezer (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) and sophomore Emily Gunderson (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) finished at 1:51.95.

Freshman Kelly Makela (Boise, Idaho/Boise) finished fourth in the 400-yard I.M. at 5:00.38. In the 100-yard butterfly, Jenna Oezer finished in third place at 1:00.12.

The first Calvin victory of the day came in the 200-yard freestyle. The Knights went 1-2-3, with senior Abby Van Harn (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) leading the way at 1:56.71, junior Anna Serino (Pinckney, Mich./Pinckney) in second place at 1:57.12 and junior Kendall Murphy (Modesto, Calif./Home School) in third place at 1:59.31.

Junior Elysa Wolf (Austin, Texas/Regents School of Austin) was the fastest Knight in the 100-yard breaststroke at 1:14.49.

Hannah Chao placed second in the 100-yard backstroke at 1:00.86.

The Knights flexed their muscles in the 800-yard freestyle relay with a first-place finish. The Team of junior Madelyn Smith (Allegan, Mich./Allegan), Kendall Murphy, Abby Van Harn and Anna Serino won at 7:58.98.

Kendall Murphy kept the winning waves going in the 1650-yard freestyle, with a winning time of 18:36.75.

In the 200-yard backstroke, Calvin had two of the three-fastest times with Anna Serino in second place at 2:12.82 and Hannah Chao in third place at 2:12.92.

Abby Van Harn was victorious again on Saturday evening in the 100-yard freestyle at 52.80.

In the 200-yard butterfly, freshman Audrey McFarland (Seattle. Wash./Ballard) was the fastest Knight at 2:27.35.

The Knights posted a one-two punch on the 1-meter boards on Saturday. Senior Sarah Bradley (Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton North) won at 418.65 and freshman Joselyn Smith (Zeeland, Mich./Zeeland West) finished in second place at 360.45.

The Maroon and Gold closed the competition with a victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay. The team of Emily Gunderson, Anna Serino, Madelyn Smith, and Abby Van Harn won at 3:36.58.

The Knights return to action on Saturday, when they host Wheaton.