The Hope College men's swimming & diving took third place in the 800-yard freestyle relay to start the 2018 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Swimming & Diving Championships on Wednesday.
Sophomore Daniel Clyde of Ann Arbor, Michigan (Huron HS), senior Charlie Emmert of Grand Blanc, Michigan (Flint Powers Catholic), senior Joey Watson of Grand Rapids, Michigan (Catholic Central), and senior Mike Wurster of Indianapolis, Indiana (Brebeuf Jesuit) posted a season-best time of 6 minutes, 57.43 seconds.
The Flying Dutchmen are in third place after the first day of competition with 28 points. They trail Calvin (40) and Albion (32).
The four-day meet at Calvin College continues Thursday.
Photo of Mike Wurster by Lynne Powe