by Alan Babbitt
The Hope College women's swimming and diving team recorded three runner-up performances en route to a third-place finish at the Davenport University Quad this weekend in Kentwood, Michigan.
Hope finished with 777 points in the two-day meet that included two NCAA Division II teams and one from NCAA Division III.
Emmert placed runner-up in the 200 butterfly. The senior from Grand Blanc, MIchigan (Flint Powers Catholic) clocked a second-place, 200-yard butterfly time of 2 minutes, 14.57 seconds.
Schaefer posted a runner-up 200 individual medley swim of 2:12.04. The senior from DeWitt, Michigan (St. Johns) also took third in the 400 IM at 4:44.79 and fourth in the 100 breaststroke at 1:09.12.
Lang finished third in the 500 freestyle by swimming a time of 5:19.54. The freshman from Marshall, Michigan (Marshall) also came in fourth in the 200 freestyle at 1:59.66 and the 200 backstroke at 1:59.66.
Davenport won with 947.50 points — 45 more than runner-up University of Findlay (Ohio). Both are Division II teams. Kalamazoo College (558) was fourth.
The Flying Dutch's next meet is Wednesday, November 13 at Albion College.