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Result: 4th of 8 teams

Men's Swimming and Diving at MIAC Championships

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 – 10:30 a.m. (Prelims) / 6:30 p.m. (Finals) at Minneapolis, Minn. - University of Minnesota Aquatic Center

Knights fifth after Day 1 of MIAC Championships

Jack Dalluge
Jack Dalluge
Photo: JP Beaty '19

MINNEAPOLIS – The Carleton College men’s swimming and diving team sits fifth after the first day of competition at the 2018 MIAC Championships. Nick Reeves (So./Kirkland, Wash./Lake Washington) turned in the Knights’ top individual performance, placing fifth in the 50-yard freestyle.

St. Thomas leads the eight-team competition with 261 points after the first day. Gustavus is next at 232, followed by St. Olaf (134), Saint John’s (119), and Carleton (107).

Carleton’s top overall swims of the day came in the relay events as the Knights finished fourth both times. In the 200-yard freestyle relay, Reeves, Stevie Fitch (Fy./Redmond, Wash./Nikola Tesla Stem School), Jack Heinzel (Fy./Pennington, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central), and Jack Dalluge (So./Waverly, Minn./Watertown-Mayer) combined on a season-best mark of 1:26.19.

The 400-yard medley of Ari Conati (So./Minneapolis, Minn./Minnetonka), Ryan Wetzel (So./Salem, Ore./West Salem), Andrew Chang (Fy./Vancouver, Wash./Union), and Reeves touched the wall at a season-best 3:32.96.

Reeves claimed last spot in the championship final of the 50-yard freestyle and then posted a lifetime best of 21.50 in the finals to take fifth place. He is tied for 10th in team history.

There were only two other individual swimming events on Thursday.

In the 500-yard freestyle, Fitch was Carleton’s top finisher. He clocked a time of 4:47.71 in the prelims but was unable to improve upon that in the finals and took seventh place. He ranks 13th-fastest in team annals. Dalluge won the consolation final with a personal-best time of 4:46.11, good for ninth in school history.

Sam Darwish (So./Akron, Ohio./University School) and Alex Battiste (Jr./Northfield, Minn./Northfield) added to Carleton’s point total as they placed 14th and 15th, respectively. Darwish managed to perfectly match his prelim time when he posted a mark of 4:54.61 during the finals. Battiste clocked in at 4:54.85.

Chang posted a time of 1:57.33 during the prelims of the 200-yard IM and could not better that during the finals and settled for 11th place at this meet and 10th place in the team history book. Will Altaweel (Fy./Madison, Wis./Madison West) grabbed 16th place with a time of 1:59.95.

MIAC 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.