Women's Swimming & Diving Wins 11 Events, Tops Kalamazoo

Abigail Brinks clocked a season-best performance in the 1,000 freestyle Saturday as the Hope College women's swimming & diving team beat visiting Kalamazoo College 143-85.

The Flying Dutch improved to 2-0 in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletics Association dual meets this season.

Brinks recorded a 1,000 freestyle time of 11:15.25. The junior from Commerce Township, Michigan (Walled Lake Northern HS) also won the 500 freestyle in 5:31.41.

Hope finished first in 11 events.

Photo by Alan Babbitt

Senior Chloe Palajac of Dearborn, Michigan (Dearborn) took first in the 100 butterfly in 58.47 seconds and the 200 individual medley in 2:12.55.

Junior Sydney Asselin of Holland, Michigan (Holland Christian) swept the sprint freestyle events — going 25.24 seconds in the 50-yard race and 55.04 in the 100-yard event.

Freshman Meg Peel of Spring Lake, Michigan (Spring Lake) won the 100 backstroke in 59.34 seconds and the 200 freestyle in 1:58.94.

Sophomore Paula Nolte of Elmhurst, Illinois (York Community) posted the fastest time in the 100 breaststroke at 1:11.17.

The Flying Dutch also won both relay events.

Peel, Nolte, Palajac, and sophomore Erin Emmert of Grand Blanc, Michigan (Flint Powers Catholic) went 1:51.52 in the 200 medley relay that opened the meet.

Hope closed the meet going 3:50.95 in the 400 freestyle relay — behind freshman Emma Schaefer of DeWitt, Michigan (St. Johns), Emmert, Brinks and Asselin.


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