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Result: 5th of 8 teams

Men's Swimming and Diving at MIAC Championships

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 – 10:30 a.m. (prelims) / 6:30 p.m. (finals) at Minneapolis, Minn. - University of Minnesota Aquatics Center

Knights still fifth after Day 2 at MIAC Championships

Alex Mathson
Alex Mathson celebrates earning All-MIAC honors in the 400IM.
Photo: Nathan Klok

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Carleton College men’s swimming and diving team wrapped up day two at the MIAC Championships in fifth place, the same spot the Knights held entering the day. Alex Mathson (Sr./Verona, Wis./Verona) turned in the top performance of the evening, as he placed third in the 400IM to earn All-MIAC recognition.

In the first event of the evening for the Knights, their 200-yard medley relay group pulled out a fifth-place finish. Aaron Schwab (Sr./Elk River, Minn./Elk River), Ryan Wetzel (Fy./Salem, Ore./West Salem), Colin Lau (Jr./Minnetonka, Minn./Hopkins) and Nick Reeves (Fy./Kirkland, Wash./Lake Washington) set a new group record by nearly four seconds when they touched the wall in 1:36.95.

Mathson picked up on day two right where he left off on day one. After setting a new personal best during prelims, Mathson finished third in the 400-yard IM final to earn All-MIAC recognition with his time of 4:08.49.

Sam Darwish (Fy./Akron, Ohio./University School) set a new PR in qualifying for the consolation final in the 100-yard butterfly, then bettered that mark and finished 15th at 53.65. Lau placed seventh in the event (51.95) and ranks eighth all-time at Carleton.

In the 200-yard freestyle, Jack Dalluge (Fy./Waverly, Minn./Watertown-Mayer) sliced nearly three seconds off his previous collegiate record and qualified for the “A” final by touching the wall at 1:43.68. He was unable to improve upon that time during the finals and placed eighth overall.

All four Knights that raced in the consolation final of the 100-yard breaststroke established personal bests. Lau (59.74) came up with the top time in the B bracket and was ninth overall, as he set a new personal record by over three seconds. Wetzel (1:00.43), Grant Terrien (Sr./Bloomington, Minn./Kennedy) (1:00.05) and Reeves (1:01.33) finished 11th, 12th, and 15th, respectively.

Schwab took eighth in the 100-yard backstroke, and Ari Conati (Fy./Minneapolis, Minn./Minnetonka) placed 12th overall after logging a new personal best of 54.95 during prelims.

Competition on the day wrapped up with the 800-yard freestyle relay where senior Mathson and rookies Darwish, Conati, and Dalluge made up the quartet that placed sixth and set their new group record by over six seconds (7:12.84).

Saturday marks the final day of competition at the MIAC Championships. The preliminary rounds once again start at 10:30 a.m. with the majority of the finals scheduled 6:30 p.m. Links to live video and live results are available via Knights Online.

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