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Bucs Topped by St. Norbert in Dual Meet

December 1, 2018

The Beloit College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were topped by St. Norbert College on the road Saturday afternoon. The final team scores were 155-106 on the men’s side and 157-77 for the women.

Six Buccaneer men won their events led by Aaron Jolly’s two event victories and a school record off the one-meter board for Wil Kangas-Olson.

Kangas-Lason totaled 469.25 to win the one-meter dive competition and break the program record. Jolly was tops in the 200-yard butterfly posted a time of 2:14.63 while teammate Brandon Washburn added points to the team total with a fourth-place finish in the event. Jolly’s registered his second win on the day in the 100 fly where his 57.78 bested the competition by more than a second. David Morris and Washburn added fourth and fifth-place points in the event.

Joe Stephenson was the first to touch in the 50-yard freestyle posting a time of 22.74 and he was the top finisher for Beloit in the 100 distance of the stroke with a time of 50.91 for third.

Meshach Roberts was the third Buc to win an event with a time of 2:11.06 in the 200-yard backstroke. He added second-place points in the 200-yard individual medley (2:16.07) and 100-yard backstroke where just two-one-hundredths back from the top finisher.

Tenajh Gaitor led a group of three Bucs to register team points in the 200-yard breaststroke. Gaitor’s 2:29.47 was the top time followed by Carson McDonald and Alan Brint in third and fourth respectively. Gaitor (1:06.61) and McDonald (1:17.36) also went 2-4 in the 100-yard breaststroke while Gaitor’s 22.83 in the 50 free was good for third. Morris registered a fifth-place finish in the 50 with a time of 24.59.

John Rose III also took home a win with the top time, 5:49.59, in the 500-yard freestyle.

In the relays, the Buccaneer foursome of Roberts, Gaitor, Jolley and Rose III finished second with a time of 1:46.76 while Rose III, Morris, Jolly and McDonald combined for a third-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:40.70.

Eliana Ritt and Anna Bunzel led the Beloit women Saturday. Ritt posted two event wins on the day. Her 2:03.97 in the 200-yard freestyle bested the competition by nearly six seconds. Teammates Makenna Downing and Ana Kohout contributed points to the team total with third and fifth-place finishes in the event respectively. Ritt topped the competition by over six seconds in the 100-yard butterfly touching the wall in 1:04.18.

Bunzel took first in the 200-yard individual medley registering a time of 2:36.32 adding third-place points in the 100-yard backstroke behind teammate Alex Kohn’s second-place finish in the event with a time of 1:06.71. Ritt, Bunzel and Kohn went 2-4 in the 200-yard backstroke led by Ritt’s 2:24.67.

Beloit’s Padyn O’Keefe was the runner-up in the 100-yard breaststroke posting a time of 1:17.74 while teammate Valley StipeMaas finished fourth in the event. O’Keefe was also second in the 200-yard distance of the event with a time of 2:48.90, less than a second out of first.

Kaylie Williams (1:04.16) and Downing (1:05.86) finished third and fourth respectively in the 100-yard freestyle while Williams added fourth-place points to the team total in the 50 free stopping the clock in 28.94. Downing added her own runner-up finish touching the wall second in the 500 free and notching a time of 6:30.84.

In the relays, the Buc women finished second in the 200 medley relay as Kohn, O’Keefe, Ritt and Williams combined for a time of 2:01.80. The 200 freestyle relay foursome of O’Keefe, Downing, Kohn and Williams were clocked in 1:54.87 for second place.