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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

Strong day one puts Knights in fifth place

By Annika Martensson '19
Aaron Schwab
Aaron Schwab open the 400-yard medley relay for the Knights.
Photo: JP Beaty '19

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The Carleton College men’s swimming and diving team hopped in the pool for the 2017 MIAC Championships. The Knights finished their day of the conference meet in the fifth place as multiple swimmers set new personal records.

The evening began with the 200-yard freestyle relay. First-years Ari Conati (Minneapolis, Minn./Minnetonka), Nick Reeves (Kirkland, Wash./Lake Washington), and Ryan Wetzel (Salem, Ore./West Salem) joined Aaron Schwab (Sr./Elk River, Minn./Elk River) in posting a time of 1:26.91, which was good for fifth and earned the Knights their first points in the team standings.

In the 500-yard freestyle, Alex Mathson (Sr./Verona, Wis./Verona) sliced more than two seconds off his prelim time and set a new season-best of 4:45.10 as he finished eighth in the championship final. Mathson was not the only Knight to get results in the event though.

A quartet of underclassmen raced in the B final for Carleton with much success. Sam Darwish (Fy./Akron, Ohio./University School) set a new personal record of 4:51.72 as he touched the wall 12th in the event. He was immediately followed by Jack Dalluge (Fy./Waverly, Minn./Watertown-Mayer) who was 0.1 second off a personal record, but finished 13th in the event (4:54.42). Alex Battiste (So./Northfield, Minn./Northfield) also set a personal record of 4:55.86 in the event as he swooped in at 14th place. Ben Greenvall (So./Branford, Conn./Branford) touched the wall and finished in 15th place at 4:56.40.

Schwab pulled out at an eighth-place finish in the 200-yard IM final as he posted a solid time of 1:58.92 to start off what will be his final MIAC Championships. Schwab then leadoff the Knights’ 400-yard medley relay as he joined Colin Lau (Jr./Minnetonka, Minn./Hopkins), Wetzel, and Reeves to place fifth overall in the event with a time of 3:33.55.

There are two days left in the conference championships. Racing on Friday and Saturday will once again feature the preliminary rounds starting at 10:30 a.m. with the finals scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Links to live video and live results are available via Knights Online.