Scots Host Kalamazoo on Senior Day

Scots Host Kalamazoo on Senior Day

Alma, Mich. - The Alma College swimming and diving team had their last home meet of the season on Saturday (January 26) against Kalamazoo College. 

The Scots came in second place against the Hornets, 338.5-117.5. The women had 80.5 points to Kalamazoo's 155.5, while the men lost 37-183. 

How it Happened

  • Alma won two events at the meet this afternoon. Senior Kate Lehman (Haslett, Mich. / Haslett) won the women's 100-yard butterfly with her time of 1:03.09. In the women's 500-yard freestyle, Sydney Louis-Ferdinand (Southfield, Mich. / Birmingham Groves) was ahead of her opponent by a second, hitting the wall at 5:40.63. 
  • Freshman Matthew Thomas (Griffith, Ind. / Griffith Senior) set a new personal best time in the men's 1000-yard freestyle, finishing the race in 10:52.18 and in third place. 
  • In the women's 100 freestyle race, freshman Paige Thompson (Sister Bay, Wisc. / Gibraltar) took second place with her time of 59.89. Likewise, Abi Larimer (Sturgis, Mich. / Sturgis) finished second in the 1000-yard freestyle (12:07.79). 
  • The Scots celebrated senior day at today's meet, with the team graduating two members at the end of the season, Lehman and Eric Ferrara (Livonia, Mich. / Stevenson). Both swimmers hold current school records- Ferrara in the men's 1650-yard freestyle (16:47.83), and Lehman in the women's 100-yard butterfly (1:00.48). 

Up Next 

Alma's last regular season meet is next Saturday (February 2) at Hope College. At the end of next month, the Scots begin competition at the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championships in Holland.