Final Results (PDF)
ST PETER, Minn. – In a close decision, Gustavus Adolphus College edged out the Carleton men’s swimming team on Friday evening, 147 to 141. The dual meet marked the first competitive swim for the Knights since a Dec. 14 contest against Kalamazoo College during the squads’ winter break training trips in Florida.
The Gusties depth was enough to overcome the fact that Carleton won nine events on the night.
Carleton’s “A” squad in the 200 Medley Relay – composed of Aaron Schwab (Fy./Elk River, Minn./Elk River), Evan Harris (Jr./Lexington, S.C./Lexington), Benito Ramirez (Sr./Saint Louis Park, Minn./Minneapolis South), and Evan Lahr (Fy./Monticello, Minn./Monticello) – got the team off to a strong start, with a first-place finish in 1:38. They were followed shortly by their teammates Jonathan Brodie (So./ Fremont, Calif./Washington), Jesse Gourevitch (Sr./Ardsley, N.Y./Ardsley), Wilson Josephson (So./Mount Hermon, Mass./Northfield Mount Hermon), and Stephen Grinich (So./Mcminnville, Ore./Mcminnville), who took third in 1:40.
The relay entrants also posted strong individual performances.
Ramirez won the 100 butterfly in a time of 54.32 and placed third in the 200-yard freestyle at 1:51:23. Schwab and Brodie took second and third in the 100-back with times of 56.08 and 56.31, respectively. Josephson, meanwhile, took first in the 200 fly in a time of 2:04. Lahr (21.6) and Grinich (22.21) took first and third in the men’s 50 free sprint. Lahr touched first again in the 100 freestyle in 48:42, with Grinich once again hot on his heels, coming in fourth in 50:32.
Harris posted a 59.97 first-place finish in the 100-breast, then beat out his nearest competitor by a full three seconds to take the 200-yard breastroke with a time of 2:13. He finished the night with a two-second victory in the 200 individual medley.
Grinich, Lahr, Ramirez, and Josephson teamed up to finish the night with a first-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay, with a time of 1:28.
Harris was selected as the "Can of Corn" recipient for his 3 individual victories and critical role in the winning 2MR winning team.
Competition continues tomorrow, when the Knights take on Saint John’s University in Carleton’s Thorpe Pool. Racing begins at 1 p.m.