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Men's Swimming and Diving at Gustavus Invite

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. (Fri.) / 10:00 a.m. (Sat.) / 5:00 p.m. (Sat.) at St. Peter, Minn. - Lund Center

Knights win three times on day two at Gustavus Invite

Stevie Fitch
Stevie Fitch
Photo: Geoffrey Mo '19


ST. PETER, Minn. – Andrew Chang (Fy./Vancouver, Wash./Union), Stevie Fitch (Fy./Redmond, Wash./Nikola Tesla Stem School), and Nick Reeves (So./Kirkland, Wash./Lake Washington) each won an individual event for the Carleton College men’s swimming and diving team on day two of the Gustavus Invite.

Chang won the 400-yard IM with a time of 4:20.17, good for a seven-second margin of victory. Fitch touched the wall first in the 100-yard butterfly at 52.43, while Reeves won his second event of the weekend, this time posting a time of 1:49.84 in the 200-yard freestyle.

The unscored, four-team competition served as the final competition of the season for four squad members, while the rest of the roster used the weekend as a tune up for the upcoming MIAC Championships.

The taper group for this meet included: Logan Peters (Fy./Ames, Iowa./Ames), Jeremy Soehnlin (Fy./Belleville, Ill./Belleville West), Alex Stahl (Fy./Tijeras, Minn./Sandia Prep), and Alan Zheng (Jr./Changsha, China/Avon Old Farms School).

“I’m super proud and impressed at how well our tapered group swam throughout the meet,” said Carleton head coach Andy Clark. “The rest of the team really fed off their great energy and the results they produced.

“This meet provided our conference team members a final chance to race a big schedule of events before they head into the final phases of taper. We definitely had some big levels of fatigue, and with this meet having a quick time-line, it was a good challenge for everyone. Super pleased with the positive energy and resilience the teams showed.”

Some Knights used the weekend as an opportunity to swim events outside of their normal meet routine, so Carleton’s top swimming finishes over the two-day meet were a quartet of runner-up results.

On Friday, Reeves won the 50-yard freestyle by nearly a half-second, touching the wall at 22.00 to best the field of 35 swimmers. He also led off Carleton’s 200-yard freestyle relay that placed second with a time of 1:28.87. Joining him in that race were Ari Conati (So./Minneapolis, Minn./Minnetonka), Fitch, and Jack Dalluge (So./Waverly, Minn./Watertown-Mayer).

Carleton’s 400-yard medley relay also grabbed second place on Friday with a time of 3:43.19. Conati was joined in that race by Ryan Wetzel (So./Salem, Ore./West Salem), Chang, and Will Altaweel (Fy./Madison, Wis./Madison West).

Saturday brought three more runner-up results for the Knights. In the 800-yard freestyle relay,

Dalluge, Chang, Altaweel, and Alex Battiste (Jr./Northfield, Minn./Northfield) finished in 7:24.41. Dalluge took second in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 49.75.

Chang, Reeves, Conati, and Dalluge wrapped up the weekend with a second-place showing in the 400-yard freestyle relay with their time of 3:20.23.

Carleton’s top finisher in the weekend’s other events:

500 free — Battiste (fourth at 5:05.71)

200 IM — Conati (eighth at 2:06.84)

200 medley relay — Conati, Wetzel, Chang, and Dalluge (third at 1:41.18)

100 breast — Grant Lee (Fy./Bellevue, Wash./Newport) — (eighth at 1:07.08)

100 back — Wetzel (third at 57.65)

200 breast — Chang (sixth at 2:19.48)

200 fly — Sam Darwish (So./Akron, Ohio./University School) — (sixth at 2:09.16)

The Knights host the Northfield Diving Invite on Tuesday, Feb. 6, and will then turn their full attention to the MIAC Championships on Feb. 15-17. That meet will once again be held at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center.