NORTHFIELD, Minn. -- Erik Klontz (Sr./Bethesda, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) won the 50-yard freestyle race with a time of 21.04, then came back later and broke the Skoglund Pool record at that distance with a time of 20.98 as the leadoff leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay at the Cows, Colleges, and Contentment Classic, an unscored meet.
The quartet of Mamoru Kanazawa (Sr./Tokyo, Japan/St. Mary's International School), Ross Brown (Jr./Chippewa Falls, Wis./Chippewa Falls), Klontz, and George McAneny (Fy./Santa Cruz, Calif./Santa Cruz) got Carleton started by finishing third in the day’s first race—the 200-yard medley relay—with a time of 1:38.65. Kanazawa later placed third in the 100-yard backstroke at 54.74.
In the 50 free, Klontz bested a trio of racers from St. Cloud State, a NCAA Division II program, by more than a quarter of a second. He was right back in the water for the next race and added a fourth-place showing in the 100-yard freestyle (49.22).
The meet concluded with the day’s biggest highlight for the Knights. Klontz opened Carleton’s second-place showing in the 200 freestyle relay with a leadoff leg time of 20.98. That narrowly eclipsed the previous venue record of 20.99 set back in 1989. Klontz ultimately combined with Kanazawa, McAneny and Stephen Grinich (Fy./Mcminnville, Ore./Mcminnville) on a time of 1:26.76.
Carleton will next travel to St. Paul, Minn. to swim a dual meet against the University of St. Thomas on Friday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m.