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Result: W 155-133

Women's Swimming and Diving at St. Olaf College

Saturday, January 26th, 2019 – 11:00 a.m. at Northfield, Minn. - Skoglund Natatorium

Knights celebrate Senior Day with win at St. Olaf

Caroline Mather
Caroline Mather
Photo: Justin Lee

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The Carleton College women’s swimming and diving team celebrated Senior Day in style as the Knights defeated St. Olaf College, 155-133, in a dual meet on Saturday. The Carleton men edged the Oles as well, marking the first time in head coach Andy Clark’s tenure that the Knights swept their crosstown rivals.

“Just an outstanding final dual meet of the season for both squads,” said Carleton head coach Andy Clark. “This is the first time in the history of the Carleton Swim Program where both teams beat St. Olaf in a dual meet contest and to achieve that result, we needed every team member to have big performances.

“We knew both this would be a fun and exciting matchup between the two schools, but it is incredibly exciting to pull off wins against a class program like St. Olaf. I’m very proud and impressed how the teams rallied around one another in order to put forth high-end efforts. So many good swims and dives today which is exactly the kind of momentum you want to have going into the final few weeks of the season.

“This meet also represents the last dual meet for our senior class, and all of them have played significant roles in the program's success over the past four years.  We will miss having them here next year!”

These six senior women competed in the final dual meet of their careers: Hannah Aylward (Minneapolis, Minn./Home School); Meredith Bergman (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Day); Eveline Dowling (Iowa City, Iowa/Iowa City West); Anna Gergely (Denver, Colo./Jewish Day School); Caroline Mather (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Mountain Vista); and Marly Schrom (Grand Rapids, Minn./Grand Rapids).

Carleton won nine events overall, with Mather playing a role in three of those victories. She was first to the wall in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle races, posting times of 24.41 and 53.80, respectively. She also anchored the Knights’ victorious 200-yard freestyle relay, combining with Natalie Lafferty (Fy./Aurora, Ill./Matea Valley), Kyle Fraser-Mines (So./Tyngsboro, Mass./Tyngsborough), and Claire Neid (Fy./Denver, Colo./George Washington) on a time of 1:41.64.

Ada Meyer (Jr./Seattle, Wash./Ingraham) was a double winner, placing first in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:08.29. In the 200-yard breaststroke, she finished in 2:26.41, out-touching her competition by 0.04 seconds.

First-years Kapani Kirkland (Mendota Heights, Minn./Convent of the Visitation) and Alison Cameron (Reno, Nev./Reno) also notched two wins. The former won both diving competitions with a high score of 226.10, while the latter captured top honors in the 100-yard butterfly—with a lifetime best time of 1:00.86—and 200-yard butterfly (2:14.27). Cameron also had a career best time of 2:18.52 while placing third in the 200-yard IM and was recognized with the team’s “Can of Corn” Award.

Carleton will be back in the water on Feb. 1-2 for the Gustie Challenge in St. Peter, Minn.