December 1, 2012

Alma Men's and Women's Swimming competed at the Carthage (Wis.) Invite over the weekend

On Friday and Saturday, the Alma College Swimming teams competed in the Carthage (Wis.) Invite and each of the teams finished in third place. The men finished with 911 points, while the women completed the competition with 807.5 points.

The weekend was highlighted by several school records being broken by many different athletes and was a big reason why the Scots finished so strong. In all, the Scots had eight new records for the women, two records for the men and one tied record for the men.

"As a team I thought we swam well," said Scots Head Coach Chris Hamstra. "The mid-season meet is about learning more about how well we are training and what changes we need to make to improve for the MIAA championships. It also gives the freshmen a good indication of just how tough a schedule the MIAA will be for us. This meet is a good way to mentally prepare for the end of the year and a litmus test for where we are right now."

Records broken for the men:

* So. Daniel Biggs (Midland, Mich./H.H. Dow) broke the 400 IM

* So. Ian Moore (Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc) broke the 200 breaststroke

Records tied for the men:

* Biggs, Jr. David Case (McLean, Virg./Langley), So. Carson Crabill (Sturgis, Mich./Sturgis) and Jr. Heath Thornton (Hudsonville, Mich./Hudsonville) tied the 200 Free Relay

Records broken for the women:

* Fr. Jaclyn Shetterly (Muskegon, Mich./Mona Shores) broke the 200 IM, 200 backstroke and 400 IM

* Jr. Miranda Anderson (Dalton, Minn./Fergus Falls) broke the 500 Free, 1000 Free and 1650 Free

* 800 Free Relay was broken by Anderson, Shetterly, Fr. Carrie Berkonpas (Rudyard, Mich./Rudyard) and Fr. Victoria Bishop (Haslett, Mich./Haslett)

* 400 Free Relay was broken by Anderson, Shetterly, Jr. Claryve Porzondek (Iron Mountain, Mich./Kingsford) and Jr. Katherine Vargas (Antelope, Calif./Saint Francis)