Swimming finishes meet behind Grand Valley

SVSU’s swimming and diving teams competed against Davenport University and Grand Valley State University in Kentwood on Jan. 22.

The men’s team finished in third place with 522.5 points, with Davenport finishing in second place scoring 547.3 points and Grand Valley winning the meet with 632.4 points.

Junior swimmer Alejandro Robles Ruiz had the best day for the Cardinals.

Ruiz had a time of 20.99 in the 50-yard free which was his seasons best time in that event.

He also finished in first during the 100-yard backstroke, and set his personal best time during his second-place finish in the 100-yard fly.

Junior swimmer Christian Rottier added a second-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke for SVSU.

The women’s team ended up in second place with 537.2 points, but falling short of Grand Valley who finished with 600.5 points.

Senior swimmer Tonya Guryeva finished as the top woman swimmer for any team at the meet with 696.3 points.

Guryeva earned a first-place finish for the 50-yard freestyle with her time of 23.76 while also taking first-place in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 51.66

Senior swimmer Erin McDowell earned two second-place finishes in the meet.

McDowell had a time of 57.91 in the 100- yard backstroke which was her season best for the event.

In the 200-yard backstroke McDowell’s time of 2:08.12 was good enough for her to finish in second-place.

Senior swimmer Kimble Darbee finished in first during the 100-yard fly event with her time of 58.95.

Senior diver Libby Caird won the 1-meter dive and 3-meter dive events, scoring 269 and 279.65 points in the events, respectively.


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