Scots Host Albion on Senior Day

Scots Host Albion on Senior Day

Written by Emily Jodway, Sports Information Student Assistant 

Alma, Mich. - The Alma College swim and dive team hosted Albion College on Saturday (Feb. 3) for its last home dual meet of the season. 

The Britons won by a combined score of 297-180, taking both the men's (148-82) and the women's (149-98) events. 

What Happened: 

  • Freshman Allison Brown (Spring Lake, Mich./Spring Lake) captured the women's 100 backstroke race, finishing with a time of 1:05.23. Freshman Lucas Sereno (Oxford, Mich./Oxford) took second place in the men's 100 backstroke (1:01.35). 
  • Junior Kate Lehman (Haslett, Mich./Haslett) took first in both the 100 and 200 butterfly races, coming in at times of 1:03.98 and 2:22.01, respectively. 
  • In the men's 500 freestyle event, junior Eric Ferrara (Livonia, Mich./Stevenson) finished first with his time of 5:07.11. 
  • On the women's side, freshman Haven Westra (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) took first place in the 100 breaststroke race (1:12.88). 
  • The women's 200 medley relay team of Westra, Brown, Lehman, and Sydney Louis-Ferdinand (Southfield, Mich./Birmingham Groves) took third place in a close race with a time of 1:59.67. 

Notables:

  • The team celebrated their two graduating seniors, Taylor DiSantis (Oswego, Ill./Oswego) and Nick Fuller (Ionia, Mich./Portland St. Patrick) today and their accomplishments as members of Alma College swim and dive. 
  • DiSantis swam with the Scots for two seasons, setting a personal-best time in the 200 breaststroke race (3:32.34) at the 2017 MIAA Championships. 
  • Fuller began his Alma swimming career in 2014. He finished second overall at last year's MIAA Championships in the 200 and 500 freestyle races, with times of 2:26.17 and 6:28.63, respectively. 
  • Westra set a new personal best time in the 200 breaststroke race, finishing second with a time of 2:37.14. 

They Said It:

"I think we performed really well today. Eric Ferrara had a fantastic 500, and Haven Westra swam really well in the 200 breaststroke. Our divers did a really great job as well. It was a nice way to cap off our dual meet season." - Head Coach Jason Lintjer 

What's Next:

The Scots remain idle until the end of the month when they begin competition at the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championships. The four-day conference championships will begin on Wednesday, February 21 at the Venema Aquatic Center in Grand Rapids. 

Contact: Zach Russo, Assistant Sports Information Director