By Hunter Chovanec, Sports Information Student Assistant
Grand Rapids - The Alma College swimming and diving teams had a strong showing in day three of the MIAA Championship meet on Friday (Feb. 21) from Calvin University. Entering the final day of competition, both the men and women are in sixth place in the team standings. The men currently have 133 points, while the women have 174 points. The Scot women trail fifth-place Olivet College by only five points.
The team of Jennifer Ostrowski (Northville, Mich. / Northville), Emily Diener, Allison Brown (Spring Lake, Mich. / Spring Lake), and Paige Thompson (Sister Bay, Wisc. / Gibraltar) nearly broke the Alma school record in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:51.81. The school record is 1:51.59.
The men's team of Eli Thomas (McCordsville, Ind. / Mt. Vernon), Max Carey (Highland, Mich. / International Academy West), Sawyer Hill (Wyandotte, Mich. / Wyandotte Roosevelt), and Andrew Smith (Milan, Mich. / Milan) swam the same race in 1:43.06.
Individually, the Scots were led by Ostrowski, who finished in seventh place in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:08.67. The sophomore was also one of four women to make the finals of the 100-yard breaststroke along with Haven Westra (Jenison, Mich. / Jenison), Allie Dilts (Belleville, Mich. / Belleville), and Diener.
The Scots will return to the pool tomorrow morning for the final day of competition in the MIAA Championships. The event will begin at 10:00 am on the campus of Calvin University.