Hope Teams Win 800 Free Relays On Day 1 Of MIAA Championships

by SwimSwam 1

February 20th, 2020 College, NCAA Division III

MICHIGAN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (MIAA) – MEN AND WOMEN

  • Dates: Wednesday, February 19-Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • Location: Venema Aquatic Center
  • Host: Calvin
  • Defending Champion: Hope women; Albion men
  • Live Results: Available here
  • Day One Results

Courtesy: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Men’s Recap

Hope set the MIAA record for the 800 Free Relay Wednesday in the first day of action at the 2020 MIAA Swimming & Diving Championship, hosted by Calvin at the Venema Aquatic Center.

The Hope relay of Bailey Smith, Dan Clyde, Gabe Boonstra, and Daniel Keith touched in 6:42.17, improving the record set last year by 0.8 seconds. The time was also an NCAA B Cut.

Calvin finished second in 6:43.28, also an NCAA B Cut, with the relay team of Julian Iturbe, Jacob Heeres, Ryan Gelderloos, and Tim Randall. Iturbe’s leadoff split of 1:38.37 was 0.04 shy of the MIAA record, but did achive an NCAA B Cut for the 200 Free distance.

EVENT WINNERS – DAY 1

800 Free Relay – Hope – 6:42.17 (MIAA Record, NCAA B Cut)

STANDINGS – DAY 1

1. Hope – 52
2. Albion – 50
3. Calvin – 48
4. Olivet – 38
5. Alma – 28
6. Kalamazoo – 10

Women’s Recap

In an 800 Free Relay that was a three-way tie at the 600-yard mark, Hope pulled away in the final leg to win the first event at the 2020 MIAA Swimming & Diving Championship, hosted by Calvin at the Venema Aquatic Center.

Hope’s quartet of Emma Schaefer, Sydney Randall, Emily Kurt, and Tarah Lang touched in 7:41.25 to edge Calvin by one second and Albion by three seconds. Lang’s last leg was timed at 1:54.77, the fastest anchor leg of the relay and fourth-fastest overall.

EVENT WINNERS – DAY 1

800 Free Relay – Hope – 7:41.25

STANDINGS – DAY 1

1. Hope – 58
T2. Calvin – 46
T2. Albion – 46
4. Kalamazoo – 40
5. Olivet – 34
6. Alma – 28

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Dr. James Pepper

Looks like Hope got the better of the 2 lang siblings!!!

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