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Result: Klontz 2nd in 50 free (All-America) & 7th in 100 free (All-America); 200 Free Relay 16th (All-America Hon. Men.)

Men's Swimming & Diving at NCAA Division III Championships

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 – All Day at Shenandoah, Texas - Conroe Natatorium

Klontz Caps Career With Another All-America Swim

NCAA 2013 Swimming & Diving Championships logo (horizontal)

DAY 1 RECAP  |  DAY 2 RECAP  |  DAY 3 RECAP

SHENANDOAH, Texas – Erik Klontz (Bethesda, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) concluded his stellar senior season with a seventh-place showing in the 100-yard freestyle to earn his second individual All-America award of the 2013 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships.

Klontz, who was the national runner-up in the 50-yard freestyle on Thursday, becomes the sixth member of the Carleton men’s swimming and diving program to turn in multiple individual All-America performances at a single national championship. (SEE CHART BELOW)

Those swims, coupled with the Knights’ 200-yard freestyle relay picking up All-America Honorable Mention, gave Carleton 31 points in the team competition to  place 26th out of 49 squads that tallied points at the national meet. Kenyon College won the team title for the 32nd time in the last 34 seasons.

During the morning preliminary swims, Klontz touched the wall at 44.58, only 0.06 second off his school-record time established at this year’s MIAC Championships. In the championship heat on Saturday evening, Klontz closed his career with a time of 45.02.

On Thursday, Klontz joined with fellow senior Mamoru Kanazawa (Tokyo, Japan/St. Mary's International) and rookies Stephen Grinich (McMinnville, Ore./McMinnville) and George McAneny (Santa Cruz, Calif./Santa Cruz) to earn All-American Honorable Mention in the 200 free relay. Today, the quartet raced the 400-yard freestyle relay and trimmed nearly 2.5 seconds off the school record (3:06.15) they established at this year’s conference meet, taking 18th overall at nationals with a time of 3:03.47

Carleton competitors at the 2013 NCAA Championships:

WED., MARCH 20
Women’s 50-yard freestyle — Sophie Pilhofer – (23.28, 3rd place – All-America)
Men’s 50-yard freestyle — Erik Klontz – (19.86, 2nd place – All-America)

THU., MARCH 21
Women’s 100-yard butterfly — Sophie Pilhofer (58.00 – personal record)
Men’s 200-yard freestyle relay — Erik Klontz, Mamoru Kanazawa, Stephen Grinich, George McAneny (1:23.24, 16th place – All-America Honorable Mention)
Men’s 200-yard freestyle — Mamoru Kanazawa (1:42.49)
Men’s 200-yard freestyle — Erik Klontz (1:43.08 – personal record)

FRI., MARCH 22
Men’s 800-yard freestyle relay —Mamoru Kanazawa, Erik Klontz, Stephen Grinich, George McAneny (19th, 6:58.29)

SAT., MARCH 23
Women’s 100-yard freestyle — Sophie Pilhofer (51.74)
Men’s 100-yard freestyle — Erik Klontz (45.02, 7th place – All America)
Men’s 400-yard freestyle relay — Erik Klontz, Mamoru Kanazawa, Stephen Grinich, George McAneny (3:03.47 – school record)

CARLETON MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING ALL-AMERICANS

Year

Athlete(s)
1969 -- Dave Gisselquist (200 breast – 6th)
1983 -- Ken Potts (1-meter diving – 9th, 3-meter diving – 9th)
1988 -- Greg Sampson (200 breast – 2nd)
-- Bob Crawford (100 free – 4th)
1989 -- Greg Sampson (100 breast – 2nd, 200 breast – 1st)
1990 -- Greg Sampson (100 breast – 1st , 200 breast – 1st)
1991 -- Greg Sampson (100 breast – 1st, 200 breast – 1st, 200 IM – 5th)
-- Geoffrey Isaacman (200 fly – 7th)
1992 -- Geoffrey Isaacman (200 fly – 4th)
1995 -- Max Harper (100 breast – 7th)
1996 -- Max Harper (100 breast – 2nd, 200 breast – 5th, 200 IM – 8th)
2003 -- Jason Brown (100 free – 7th, 200 free – 7th)
2006 -- Ted Marschall (400 IM – 5th)
2007 -- Ted Marschall (200 IM – 4th, 400 IM – 4th)
2008 -- Ted Marschall (200 IM – 2nd, 400 IM – 2nd, 200 breast – 4th)
2009 -- Ted Marschall (200 IM – 5th, 200 breast – 8th)
2012 -- Erik Klontz (50 free – 8th)
2013  -- Erik Klontz (50 free – 2nd, 100 free - 7th)