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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

Knights Take Part in 800 Free Relay on Day Three of NCAA Championships

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DAY 1 RECAP  |  DAY 2 RECAP

SHENANDOAH, Texas – Day three of the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships saw Carleton compete in the 800-yard freestyle relay. The Knights finished 19th with a time of 6:58.29.

Because Carleton qualified its 200-yard freestyle relay for the national meet, the team was permitted to have those four racers also form a relay to swim in today’s event.

At last month’s MIAC Championships the Knights established a school record in the event, but today they only had one-half of the normal 800 freestyle relay—seniors Erik Klontz (Bethesda, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) and Mamoru Kanazawa (Tokyo, Japan/St. Mary's International)—participating with first-years Stephen Grinich (McMinnville, Ore./McMinnville) and George McAneny (Santa Cruz, Calif./Santa Cruz) filling the other two spots.

“Mamoru and Erik had us off to a good start,” said Carleton head coach Andy Clark, “and Stephen and George did a nice job considering this isn’t their normal event.”

All five Carleton swimmers will hit the water when the NCAA Championships conclude on Saturday. Sophie Pilhofer (Sr./Inver Grove Heights, Minn./Visitation) is slated to compete in the women’s 100-yard freestyle, and Klontz will race in the men’s race of the same distance. Klontz, Kanazawa, Grinich, and McAneny will then take part in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Live Video will 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 -- personal record)
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
Men’s 100-yard freestyle — Erik Klontz
Men’s 400-yard freestyle relay — Erik Klontz, Mamoru Kanazawa, Stephen Grinich, George McAneny