MIAA Championships - Day 1

Swimming - Saint Mary's in Fifth after Day One of MIAA Championships

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HOLLAND, MI - After the first day of the MIAA swimming/diving championships the Saint Mary’s Belles are in fifth place with 58 points. Defending champion Calvin leads the event held at the Holland Aquatic Center with 228 points.

During the first of three days, Melissa Gerbeth posted the best individual finish by a Belle swimmer by placing fourth in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 5:13.94. Her time was .12 away from setting a new College record.

The 400 yard medley relay team of Maggie Williams, Casey Niezer, Caroline Arness and Lauren Hartman set a new College record of 4:10.67. They bested their previous mark of 4:12.53 the four of them set two weeks ago.

Team Standings

1) Calvin – 228
2) Hope – 139
3) Kalamazoo – 84
4) Olivet – 73
5) Saint Mary’s – 58
6) Alma – 56
7) Albion – 46

Saint Mary’s Top Finish by Event

200 Yard Freestyle Relay - 1:44.00 (5th)
500 Yard Freestyle - Melissa Gerbeth - 5:13.94 (4th)
200 Yard IM - Caroline Arness - 2:18.69 (11th)
50 Yard Freestyle - Lauren Hartman - 28.84 (15th)
3-Meter Diving (11 Dives) - Leah Bocinsky - 316.40 (8th)
400 Yard Medley Relay - 4:10.67 (5th)