Swim and Dive has strong showing against Hope College

Swim and Dive has strong showing against Hope College

By Hunter Chovanec, Sports Information Student Assistant 

Alma, Mich. - The Alma College swimming and diving teams hosted Hope College in an MIAA dual meet on Saturday (Jan. 25). Hope earned the victory on both the men's and women's side. The women's final score was 152.5-121.5, while the Alma men fell 156-83.

The Scots had some strong individual performances on both sides. Leading the men was freshman Nate Sutton (Livonia, Mich. / Livonia Churchill). Sutton claimed victories in both the 500 yard and 1000 yard freestyle with times of 4:58.56 and 10:10.65, while adding a second-place finish in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 50.76 seconds. In the 1000 yard free, Sutton edged his Hope opponent by three one hundredths of a second. Another individual victory for the men came from freshman Andrew Smith (Milan, Mich. / Milan) in the 50 yard breaststroke with a time of 29.87 seconds. Smith also added a second-place finish in the 200 yard breaststroke with a time of 2:30.14.

Leading the women was sophomore Jennifer Ostrowski (Northville, Mich. / Northville) with first-place finishes in the 50 yard breaststroke and 200 yard breaststroke with times of 32.80 seconds and 2:35.00. Senior Sydney Louis-Ferdinand (Southfield, Mich. / Birmingham Groves) had third-place finishes in both the 500 yard and 1000 yard freestyle and a second-place finish in the 200 yard butterfly. Junior Allison Brown and Sophomore Sarah Gaines had second-place finishes. Brown in the 200 yard backstroke, and Gaines in the 200 yard individual medley.

The Scots will be back in action next Saturday (Feb. 1) at the Calvin University Tri-Meet. The event will begin at 1:00 p.m.