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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 stay fifth after Day 2 of MIAC Championships

Jack Dalluge
Jack Dalluge
Photo: Nathan Klok

THURSDAY RECAP

MINNEAPOLIS — Day 2 of the MIAC Championships saw competition in five individual events and two more relays. The Carleton College men’s swimming and diving team still sits fifth overall. Jack Dalluge (So./Waverly, Minn./Watertown-Mayer) turned in the Knights’ top performance on Friday evening, earning All-MIAC recognition after placing third in the 200-yard freestyle.

St. Thomas has opened up a nearly 100-point lead in the eight-team completion. Gustavus (488 points) has a firm grasp on second place, while Saint John’s (275), St. Olaf (259) and Carleton (255) remain locked in a fierce battle for third through fifth places.

The session began with Carleton posting a fifth-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. Andrew Chang (Fy./Vancouver, Wash./Union), Ryan Wetzel (So./Salem, Ore./West Salem), Stevie Fitch (Fy./Redmond, Wash./Nikola Tesla Stem School), and Nick Reeves (So./Kirkland, Wash./Lake Washington) combined on a time of 1:36.72

Will Altaweel (Fy./Madison, Wis./Madison West) placed eighth place during the finals of the 400-yard IM after he was unable to better his prelim time of 4:19.06, which ranks 11th in team history. Eric Meyer (So./Potomac, Md./Wootton) finished 12th overall; during the morning swim, he touched the wall at 4:25.61, good for 15th in team history. Tristan Belzer (Fy./St. Louis, Mo./Clayton) and Spencer Lekki (Fy./Moraga, Calif./Campolindo) took 13th and 15th places, respectively, on Friday evening with times of 4:29.02 and 4:40.98.

Fitch and Chang placed seventh and eighth, respectively, in the 100-yard butterfly. The former clocked a time of 51.85, eighth in team annals, while the latter finished in 52.04, good for 10th in program history. Meyer was right back in the water, too, and added to his team’s point total with a 16th-place finish.

Dalluge earned his first All-MIAC recognition after finishing third in the 200-yard freestyle. He swam 1:42.62 in the prelims—third-fastest in team history—but was unable to improve upon that pace during the finals. Alex Battiste (Jr./Northfield, Minn./Northfield) edged teammate Jack Heinzel (Fy./Pennington, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central) for 10th place as the pair finished in 1:46.52 and 1:46.63, respectively.

Wetzel won the consolation final and placed ninth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a personal-best time of 1:00.16. Reeves established a career best of 1:00.97 in prelims and secured 13th place.

Ari Conati (So./Minneapolis, Minn./Minnetonka) earned 11th place in the 100-yard backstroke. His morning prelim swim clocked in at 53.80 to rank 11th in program history.

Day 2 concluded with the 800-yard freestyle relay. Fitch, Conati, Chang, and Dalluge combined on a time of 7:10.67 and placed sixth.

The MIAC Championships conclude on Saturday and racing 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.

ALL-MIAC PERFORMANCES FOR CARLETON

200-yard freestyle
3. Jack Dalluge — 1:42.89 [swam 1:42.62 in the prelims—third-fastest in team history]

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