ST. PAUL, Minn. – Jesse Gourevitch (Jr./Ardsley, N.Y./Ardsley) won a pair of events as the Carleton College men’s swimming & diving team came up short against the University of St. Thomas in the Knights’ first dual meet of the season, 187-106. Erik Klontz (Sr./Bethesda, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) broke his second pool record in as many weeks when he won the 50-yard freestyle.
The schools combined their women’s team scores with the men’s scores to determine the winner of the Margate Memorial Trophy. This year, St. Thomas prevailed 364-222.
Gourevitch won both the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke competitions. He posted a time of 1:01.06 at the shorter distance, for a winning margin of more than two seconds. In the longer race, he again bested the Tommies’ Brandon Hoshow, this time by nearly three seconds. Later in the evening, Gourevitch posted the second-fastest time in the 200-yard individual medley.
Klontz eclipsed his own Anderson Pool record in the 50-yard freestyle. He was first to finish with a mark of 20.77, bettering his old mark by 0.39 second. Klontz placed second in the 100-yard freestyle wit a time of 48.55.
Mamoru Kanazawa (Sr./Tokyo, Japan/St. Mary's International) finished a close second in the 100-yard backstroke, reaching the wall at 53.72.
Evan Harris (So./Lexington, S.C./Lexington) placed second in the 1000-yard freestyle, posting a time of 10:28.32.
Carleton closed the meet with a second-place time in the 200-yard freestyle relay. Klontz, Stephen Grinich (Fy./McMinnville, Ore./McMinnville), Kanazawa, and George McAneny (Fy./Santa Cruz, Calif./Santa Cruz) combined on a time of 1:29.42.
The Knights will participate in the “Hour of Power” Relay for Sarcoma Research on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 4 p.m.