by Alan Babbitt
One-two finishes in three events led the Hope College women's swimming and diving team during a non-league dual meet against Carthage College (Wisconsin) on Friday at the Dow Center.
The Flying Dutch clocked the top two performances in the 200-yard backstroke, the 200 breaststroke and the 200 butterfly. Hope won a total of four events during the 168-112 dual meet loss.
In the 200 backstroke, freshman Tarah Lang of Marshall, Michigan (Marshall HS) posted a first-place swim of 2 minutes, 15.13 seconds. Freshman Alyssa Kerkman of South Bend, Indiana (St. Joseph) was runner-up at 2:19.94.
Schaefer also clocked a first-place, 200 individual medley swim of 2:13.78.
In the 200 butterfly, freshman Jenna Kloosterman of Hamilton, Michigan (Hamilton) won with a season-best time of 2:20.75. Freshman Macey Mayer of San Antonio, Texas (Johnson) was runner-up at 2:22.65.
The Flying Dutch also finished second in six other events.
Hope's next meet is Saturday, February 1 against Kalamazoo College. The Senior Day meet at the Dow Center is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.