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Jack Heinzel sets team record in 100-yard breaststroke

February 17, 2019 at 12:55 am
Jack Heinzel
Jack Heinzel
Photo: Ruthie Yankwitt '22

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MINNEAPOLIS — Jack Heinzel (So./Pennington, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central) broke the second-oldest swimming record in team history en route to All-MIAC recognition in the 100-yard breaststroke. That was one of two all-conference performances for the Carleton College men’s swimming and diving team on day three of the MIAC Championships.

Heinzel reached the wall during the morning prelims at 55.99, good for a NCAA ‘B’ cut time and besting the program standard held since 1996 by Max Harper. Heinzel posted a time of 56.23 during the finals. Ryan Wetzel (Jr./Salem, Ore./West Salem) added an 11th-place showing in the same event with his time of 1:00.73.

Heinzel led off the Knights’ 200-yard freestyle relay that also placed third to earn all-conference honors. He joined with Nick Reeves (Jr./Kirkland, Wash./Lake Washington), Stevie Fitch (So./Redmond, Wash./Nikola Tesla Stem School), and Jack Dalluge (Jr./Waverly, Minn./Watertown-Mayer) on a time of 1:24.94.

The evening session began with the 400-yard IM. Benjamin Willmore (Fy./Salt Lake City, Utah/Rowland Hall) won the ‘B’ final with his time of 4:17.53. Wetzel, Allen Yuan (Fy./Cary, N.C./Raleigh Charter), and Tristan Belzer (So./St. Louis, Mo./Clayton) also had career-best swims as they placed 11th, 12th, and 14th.

Fitch took seventh in the 100-yard butterfly with his time of 51.80, good for seventh in team history. Eli Offman (Fy./Toronto, Ont./Canada Greenwood College) swam 51.82 in the prelims to rank ninth in program annals and finished eighth on Saturday evening with a time of 51.99.

Andrew Chang (So./Vancouver, Wash./Union) added to Carleton’s point total with his 11th place finish in a time of 52.98.

Dalluge was Carleton’s top finisher in the 200-yard freestyle. His time of 1:44.01 was good for sixth place. Alex Battiste (Sr./Northfield, Minn./Northfield) reached the wall at 1:46.67, good for 11th place, and Reeves claimed 13th place at 1:47.31.

Ari Conati (Jr./Minneapolis, Minn./Minnetonka) took 12th place in the 100-yard backstroke at 56.07, and Offman took 16th at 59.55, after swimming 55.01 in the preliminary round.

Gustavus widened its lead in the team competition and has accumulated 684.5 points. St. Thomas (536.5 points) and St. Olaf (315) are next, while Saint John’s (267) holds a slight lead on Carleton (257) for fourth place.

Sunday marks the conclusion to the four-day competition. The prelims begin at 10:30 a.m. Competition in the 1650-yard freestyle states at 2:30 p.m. while the rest of the finals starting at 5:30 p.m.

ALL-MIAC PERFORMANCES FOR CARLETON

50-yard freestyle

2. Jack Heinzel — 20.78

100-yard breaststroke

3. Jack Heinzel – 56.23 (swam NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 55.99 in prelims)

200-yard freestyle relay

3. Carleton (Jack Heinzel, Nick Reeves, Stevie Fitch, Jack Dalluge) — 1:24.94