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Result: L 91-188

Men's Swimming and Diving at St. Olaf College

Saturday, January 28th, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. at Northfield, Minn. - Skoglund Natatorium

Knights win four events in Senior Day dual at St. Olaf

Alex Mathson
Alex Mathson
Photo: Zoe Abdel-Moneim '15

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The Carleton College men’s swimming and diving team traveled across town to face off against St. Olaf College in what would be the final dual meet of the season and Senior Day for both squads. The Knights won four events but came up short in the team score, falling, 188-91.

“Overall, a very strong meet from both of our teams,” said Carleton head coach Andy Clark. “Lots of good performances from virtually everyone on the team, which is exactly what we like seeing prior to taper. The men battled hard, and I am proud of the tenacity they showed. I think the teams were especially inspired by the senior class whose leadership has been outstanding throughout the season but especially today.”

The team’s “Can of Corn” award was given to the seven seniors on the roster: Alex Claman (San Rafael, Calif./Marin Academy); Alex Mathson (Verona, Wis./Verona); Josh Pitkofsky (San Carlos, Calif./Sequoia); Aaron Reynolds (Lake Oswego, Ore./Lakeridge); Aaron Schwab (Elk River, Minn./Elk River); Grant Terrien (Bloomington, Minn./Kennedy); and Seth Waag-Swift (Middlefield, Mass./Monument Mountaint Regional)

Mathson got the day started the right way, winning the 1,000-yard freestyle with a season-best time of 10:05.84. He later took the top spot as well in the 500-yard freestyle with another season-best mark of 4:54.58. Mathson also finished second in the 200 yard IM, this time reaching the wall at 2:04.52.

Jack Dalluge (Fy./Waverly, Minn./Watertown-Mayer) added to a successful start for the Knights with his top finish in the 200-yard freestyle (1:48.10).

Colin Lau (Jr./Minnetonka, Minn./Hopkins) secured the other event victory for the Knights, as he took first in the 100-yard butterfly with a season-best time of 53.53. He nearly picked up a second win but was edged out by 0.01 seconds in the 200-yard breaststroke.

Carleton’s next competition will be the two-day Minnesota Challenge on Feb. 3-4 at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center.