NORTHFIELD, Minn. – After a week on dry land, the Carleton College men’s swimming team faced off against a wide array of D-II and D-III schools this Saturday at the Cows, Colleges, and Contentment Classic, hosted by neighboring St. Olaf College.
Sophomore Wilson Josephson (Mount Hermon, Mass./Northfield Mount Hermon) led the Knights with standout performances in butterfly, taking third in the 200-yard race with a time of 2:00:97 and 10th in the 100-yard butterfly (54.84).
His efforts were aided, in particular, by first-year Alex Mathson’s (Verona, Wis./Verona) showings in freestyle and backstroke. Mathson placed seventh in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:04:62 and fourth in the lengthy 500-yard freestyle with a time 5:02:26.
The Knights also put in a stellar team-wide performance in the 50-yard freestyle sprint. Three members placed in the top ten out of a field of 38. Sophomore George McAneny (So./Santa Cruz, Calif./Santa Cruz) touched third in 21.99. Teammates Stephen Grinich (So./Mcminnville, Ore./Mcminnville) and Evan Lahr (Fy./Monticello, Minn./Monticello) followed him at sixth and seventh, posting times of 22.34 and 22.4, respectively.
Carleton also put together an exemplary collective effort in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The team of Lahr, McAneny, Grinich and senior Benito Ramirez (Sr./Saint Louis Park, Minn./Minneapolis South) took fourth out of 16 teams with a time of 1:29:03.
With a one-week respite now once again ahead of them, the Knights await a visit by the Tommies from the University of St. Thomas this Friday, Nov. 8.