Ole men win MIAC championship
February 15, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS - The St. Olaf men's swimming and diving team captured its second straight and 30th MIAC swimming and diving championship on Saturday, as the Oles won three individual events at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center.
The Oles finished the night by winning the 400 Free Relay in a NCAA standard time of 3:02.22. The group -- Tanner Roe, Colby Kubat, Andrew France and Michael Gratz - was .01 seconds off the meet record.
Nick Wilkerson set the meet record in the 200 Breast with a 2:01.31, breaking Nelson Westby's time from 2009. Colby Kubat was second with a 2:03.46 while Erik Money was seventh (2:07.32) and Phillip Maple eighth (2:10.52).
Spencer Scarth started the night with a win in the 1650 Free in 16:16.27, holding off second place Zac Solis from gustavus by just over a second. The Oles' Graham Downing was sixth, Kelly McNeilly eighth and Mike Neufeld ninth.
St. Olaf took the top two spots in the the 100 Free as Gratz was first (44.74) and Roe second in 45.47.
Billy Brebrick was second in the 200 Fly with a 1:49.10, which was with .16 of his former MIAC record he set in 2013. St. Thomas' Mike Lanz won with a record 1:48.74. Each are NCAA qualifying times from 2013.
Scott Hodgson was second in the 3-meter diving event with a score of 478.80, which was a NCAA qualifying score in 2013.
Evan Griffith was fifth in the 200 Back (1:54.76) and Alek Rudstrom seventh (1:55.23). The Oles' Bobby Schultz was the winner in the consolation final.