Skip Navigation

Varsity Athletics

Men's Swimming and Diving

Carleton Athletics
Go

Schedule and Results

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

200 Free Relay Picks Up All-America Honorable Mention on Day Two of the NCAA Championships

NCAA 2013 Swimming & Diving Championships logo (horizontal)

DAY 1 RECAP

SHENANDOAH, Texas – At the MIAC Championships last month, Erik Klontz (Sr./Bethesda, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase), George McAneny (Fy./Santa Cruz, Calif./Santa Cruz), Stephen Grinich (Fy./McMinnville, Ore./McMinnville), and Mamoru Kanazawa (Sr./Tokyo, Japan/St. Mary's International) won the 200-yard freestyle relay to give the Carleton men’s swimming and diving team its first conference relay crown in 25 seasons. Tonight, the quartet earned All-America Honorable Mention in the same event at the NCAA Championships. This was fourth men’s relay to earn that distinction for Carleton and the first to do so since 1989.

During Thursday morning's preliminary round, the Knights recorded a time of 1:22.79, which ranked 14th out of the 27 entrants and earned Carleton a spot in the consolation final. Klontz’s opened the race with a split of 20.10 seconds, the second-fastest leadoff leg in the field and topped only by Wyatt Ubellacker of MIT who edged Klontz by 0.05 seconds for the 50-freestyle title on Wednesday evening.

Klontz and Kanazawa were not finished though, as both returned to the water to take part in the preliminary round of the 200-yard freestyle. Neither advanced to the finals as Kanazawa touched the wall at 1:42.49, while Klontz posted a time of 1:43.08, smashing his personal best time by 3.6 seconds.

During the consolation final, Klontz set the pace with a split of 20.16, fastest in the field as the foursome finished in 1:23.24 and became the first Carleton relay in 24 seasons to garner recognition as All-America Honorable Mention. (SEE CHART BELOW)

The quartet will race two more times during the national meet, the 800-yard freestyle relay on Friday and the 400-yard freestyle relay on Saturday. Additionally, Klontz will compete in the 100-yard freestyle Saturday as well.

The NCAA Championships run through Saturday and are being held at the Conroe ISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas. Each day includes the preliminary round beginning at 10 a.m. (CDT). The finals get underway at 6 p.m. (CDT) and include the top 16 finishers from the prelims with spots 1-8 taking part in the championship final while slots 9-16 race in the consolation heat.

Live Video of each session of the championships is available on NCAA.com. Live Results are posted on CollegeSwimming.com

Here is a list of dates/events with Carleton competitors:

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

FRI., MARCH 22
Men’s 800-yard freestyle relay — Erik Klontz, Mamoru Kanazawa, Stephen Grinich, George McAneny

SAT., MARCH 23
Women’s 100-yard freestyle — Sophie Pilhofer
Men’s 100-yard freestyle — Erik Klontz
Men’s 400-yard freestyle relay — Erik Klontz, Mamoru Kanazawa, Stephen Grinich, George McAneny

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)

CARLETON MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING ALL-AMERICA HONORABLE MENTION:

Year Athlete(s)
1986 -- Blake Hoel (100 breast – 10th, 200 breast – 11th)
1988 -- Bob Crawford (50 free – 10th, 200 free – 7th)
-- Blake Hoel (400 IM – 10th)
-- Greg Sampson (100 breast – 9th)
-- Greg Sampson, Blake Hoel, Dan Trajano, Bob Crawford (400 MR – 9th)
-- Bob Crawford, Blake Hoel, Greg Sampson, Hudson Murrell (800 FR – 12th)
1989 -- Blake Hoel, Hudson Murrell, Greg Sampson, Dan Trajano (800 FR – 15th)
1992 -- Geoffrey Isaacman (100 fly – 11th)
1995 -- Max Harper (200 breast – 10th)
1997 -- Max Harper (100 breast – 16th)
1998 -- Max Harper (100 breast – 11th)
2002 -- Jason Brown (50 free – 15th, 100 free – 11th)
2003 -- Jason Brown (50 free – 13th)
2006 -- Ted Marschall (200 IM – 13th)
2007 -- Ted Marschall (200 breast – 11th)
2009 -- Ted Marschall (400 IM – 9th)
2010 -- Eric Brenner (1-meter diving – 16th)
2011 -- Eric Brenner (1-meter diving – 10th)
2012 -- Erik Klontz (100 free – 10th)
2013   -- Erik Klontz, George McAneny, Stephen Grinich, Mamaoru Kanzwa (200 FR - 16th)