Women's Swim/Dive Takes Third at Davenport Quad

Emma Schaefer poses for a portrait Tarah Lang poses for a portrait Erin Emmert poses for a portrait 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.

Erin Emmert, Tarah Lang and Emma Schaefer, pictured from left to right, all finished second in their respective events. 

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.

Lang and Schaefer swam the first and anchor legs, respectively, in Hope's fourth-place 400 freestyle relay. They teamed with Jenna Kloosterman and Sydney Randall for a swim of 3:44.26.

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.

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