Swimmers compete in first two days of Carthage Classic

Swimmers compete in first two days of Carthage Classic

Written by Emily Jodway, Sports Information Student Assistant

Kenosha, Wis. - The Alma College swim and dive team participated in the second day of the A3 Carthage Classic on Friday (Dec. 1), with swimmers competing in preliminary races and finals in the evening. 

The event began on Thursday (Nov. 30), with the men's and women's 800 freestyle relays and 1650 individual freestyle races. 

What Happened

  • Junior Kate Lehman (Haslett, Mich./Haslett) qualified for two races in the Friday night A finals, landing in seventh place in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:21.46, and finished ninth in the 100 butterfly, completing the race in 1:01.92. 
  • Freshman Haven Westra (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) placed tenth in the A finals of the women's 200 breaststroke, finishing at 2:41.76. She also qualified for the 200 individual medley, where she had a final time of 2:32.35. 
  • In the finals of the women's 200 breaststroke, freshman Allison Brown (Spring Lake, Mich./Spring Lake) landed in tenth with a time of 2:21.06. 
  • On the men's side, freshman Lucas Sereno (Oxford, Mich./Oxford) swam in the B finals for the men's 200 backstroke race, finishing with a time of 2:07.87. 
  • Cole Malhoit (Canton, Mich./Canton) and Max Carey (Highland, Mich./International Academy West) qualified for two finals races apiece. Carey placed in 20th in both the 200 medley and the 100 butterfly, with times of 2:11.11 and 56.48. Malhoit finished in 19th and 25th in the same races. 


  • On Thursday night, the women's team of Westra, Lehman, Brown, and sophomore Sydney Louis-Ferdinand (Southfield, Mich./Birmingham Groves) came in ninth place in the 800 freestyle relay, finishing at 8:33.26. 
  • The men's 800 relay team also placed ninth on Thursday. Carey, Malhoit, Sereno, and junior Eric Ferrara (Livonia, Mich./Stevenson) completed the race in 7:47.11. 
  • The men's 400 medley relay came in 10th place on Friday night. The team of Sereno, Carey, Malhoit, and Ferrara posted a time of 3:54.28. 
  • Louis-Ferdinand raced in the 1650 individual freestyle and came in ninth place, posting a time of 18:49.80. 

What's Next 

The Scots will compete in the final day of the classic on Saturday, Dec. 2, with preliminary races at 10 a.m. ET and the finals at 6 p.m. ET. The team will then remain idle until January, when they travel to Olivet College for a meet on Saturday, January 6. 

Contact: Zach Russo, Assistant Sports Information Director