Written by Emily Jodway, Sports Information Student Assistant
Grand Rapids, Mich. - The Alma College men's and women's swim and dive team continued competition at the MIAA Championships on Thursday (Feb. 22), taking part in the morning preliminaries.
Following Thursday evening's finals races, both the men and women stand in fifth place, with 64 and 72 points, respectively.
How It Happened
- Junior Eric Ferrara qualified for the evening finals with his eighth-place finish in the men's 500 freestyle race. He touched the wall with a time of 4:53.04 and set a new lifetime personal best for that event.
- In the men's 200 individual medley race, freshman Max Carey (Highland, Mich./International Academy West) and sophomore Cole Malhoit (Canton, Mich./Canton) set new personal bests with their times of 2:08.81 and 2:08.11 in 16th and 17th place.
- Junior Kate Lehman took 10th in the women's 200 medley, qualifying for the consolation finals and setting a new personal best with her time of 2:15.84. Freshman Haven Westra also set her season best for the 200 event, taking 15th (2:26.49).
- In the men's 500 freestyle evening finals, Ferrara took eighth place with a time of 4:53.96.
- Lehman swam in the consolation finals for the 200 individual medley, finishing in 12th place (2:16.32).
- The men's 200 freestyle relay team of senior Nick Fuller, freshman Lucas Sereno, sophomore Nathan Wilburn, and Ferrara took seventh place of eight teams with their final time of 1:40.02.
- The women's 500 freestyle event saw three Scots earn new personal best times. Sophomore Sydney Louis-Ferdinand (Southfield, Mich./Birmingham Groves) qualified for the consolation finals with her 13th-place finish (5:24.52), while freshman Ellie Anderson (St. Paul, Minn./Easview) and senior Taylor DiSantis (Oswego, Ill./Oswego) took 19th and 21st with times of 6:16.40 and 6:50.40, respectively.
- The women's relay team of Allison Brown, Westra, Louis-Ferdinand, and Lehman took fifth in the 400 medley relay with a collective time of 4:37.44.
- Louis-Ferdinand took 13th in her consolation finals race for the 500 freestyle, shaving a second off of her previous personal best she set in this morning's prelims (5:23.70).
- The women's 400 medley relay team raced again in the finals, this time finishing in 4:11.49 to take fifth place.
The Scots will continue competition in the MIAA Championships, beginning with a preliminaries session at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 23.
Contact: Zach Russo, Assistant Sports Information Director