Gratz is MIAC's swimmer of the week

Mike Ludwig, Matt Higgins (MIAC)
November 20, 2013

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Mike Gratz, who won four events in the Oles' dual meet win at Gustavus last week, was named the MIAC's swimmer of the week on Tuesday.

Gratz showed off his talent and versatility Friday, claiming victory in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 52.26, and adding a win in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 46.85. He also helped St. Olaf win the 200-yard medley relay, as his 24.61 split in the backstroke helped the team finish in 1:34.10, and he also led the 400-yard freestyle relay team to a first-place finish with a time of 3:10.42 with his split of 47.35. All four times rank No. 1 in the MIAC thus far in 2013-14.

St. Olaf and its star junior have wrapped up their November schedule, as they'll take the rest of the month off from competition. The Oles return to the pool for the Jean Freeman Invitational in Minneapolis on Dec. 6-7, and will conclude the 2013 portion of the schedule on Dec. 31 at the Ed Kennedy Classic in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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