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MIAC Championship

February 18-20, 1999, Butler Center Pool,
College of St. Catherine

Final Team Standings:
1. St. Olaf 747.50
2. Carleton 733.50
3. St. Benedict 505.50
4. Gustavus 346.50
5. Macalester 322
6. Concordia 294
7. St. Thomas 271
8. St. Catherine 181
9. St. Mary's 127
10. Hamline 31

St. Olaf Swimmers Reclaim MIAC Title

2/20/99
Greg Binstock. SID, College of St. Catherine

After a one-year lay-off the St. Olaf women's swimming and diving team (747.50) reclaimed the MIAC
conference championship tonight at the College of St. Catherine. The Oles were led by Katie Linstroth champion in the
500 freestyle, 200 butterfly and second in the 200 freestyle; Chrissy Soule champion in the 200 and 400 individual medley
relay and third in the 200 backstroke; and Leanna Williams first in the 1-meter diving.

Carleton College finished second (733.50 Points) on the strength of Emily Peterson, champion in the 50 and 100
freestyle; Angie Soucek, first in the 3-meter diving and second in the 1-meter diving; and Julie Cochran, first in the 100
butterfly and second in the 200 butterfly.

St. Benedict, last year's champion, finished third (505.50 Points) led by Gretchen Weber, first in the 200 freestyle
and 200 backstroke and second in the 500 freestyle; and Noelle Peterson, first in the 100 backstroke, second in the 200
backstroke and third in the 200 individual medley relay.

Automatic qualifiers for the NCAA Division-III championships in Minneapolis, Minnesota March 11-13 include
St. Olaf's Linstroth in the 500 freestyle; St. Ben's Weber in the 200 and 500 freestyle; Concordia's Shana Letnes in the 100
breaststroke; and Soucek of Carleton, Williams of St. Olaf, and Jessica Johnson of St. Benedict in the 3-meter diving. Six
meet records were broken. They were the 200 individual medley by St. Olaf's Soule, the 100 breaststroke Letnes of
Concordia, the 200 backstroke by Weber of St. Benedict, the 3-meter diving by Carleton's Soucek, and the 200 and 400
freestyle relays by Carleton. Carlton's 400 freestyle relay and Soucek's 3-meter diving were also MIAC records.


event by event Highlights
(Top-3 Are All-Conference)
aut.=NCAA automatic qualifier,
prov.=NCAA provisional qualifier

Thursday
Event #1: 200 Freestyle Relay
1. Carleton 1:38.52 prov., meet & pool record
2. Gustavus 1:40.35 prov.
3. St. Olaf 1:41.16

Event #2: 500 Freestyle
1. Katy Linstroth, St. Olaf 5:03.07 aut., pool record
2. Gretchen Weber, St. Benedict 5:04.51 aut.
3. Chrissy Lefler, St. Olaf 5:05.91 prov.

Event #3: 200 Individual Medley
1. Chrissy Soule, St. Olaf 2:12.92 prov., meet record
2. Rebecca Hurwitz, Carleton 2:15.39
3. Noelle Peterson, St. Benedict 2:15.63

Event #4: 50 Freestyle
1. Emily Peterson, Carleton 24.79 prov., pool record
2. Molly Lalor, Carleton 24.91 (swam prov. in prelims 24.78)
3. Cindy Craig, Carleton 25.39

Event #5: 1-Meter Diving
1. Leanna Williams, St. Olaf 354.20
2. Angie Soucek, Carleton 351.70
3. Susan Sultvedt, Gustavus 350.15

Event #6: 400 Medley Relay
1. St. Olaf 4:02.66 prov., pool record
2. St. Benedict 4:04.43 prov.
3. Carleton 4:07.66

Friday
Event #7: 200 Medley Relay
1. St. Benedict 1:51.14 prov., pool record
2. Carleton 1:52.44
3. St. Olaf 1:57.18

Event #8: 400 Individual Medley
1. Chrissy Soule, St. Olaf 4:42.80 prov.
2. Rebecca Hurwitz, Carleton 4:50.77
3. Kathy Vaughn, St. Thomas 4:54.93

Event #9: 100 Butterfly
1. Julie Cochran, Carleton 1:01.74
2. Emily Taylor, St. Olaf 1:01.82
3. Ellen Sukovich, Carleton 1:02.25

Event #10: 200 Freestyle
1. Gretchen Weber, St. Benedict 1:54.40 aut., pool record
2. Katy Linstroth, St. Olaf 1:56.32 prov.
3. Chrissy Lefler, St. Olaf 1:56.74 prov.

Event #11: 100 Breaststroke
1. Shana Letnes, Concordia 1:06.10 aut., meet & pool record
2. Katie Kuhlmann, St. Benedict 1:08.43 prov.
3. Kristi Buecksler, St. Olaf 1:10.05

Event #12: 100 Backstroke
1. Noelle Peterson, St. Benedict 1:00.78 prov.
2. Molly Laloer, Carleton 1:01.64
3. Sarah Braschler, Hamline 1:02.59

Event #13: 800 Freestyle Relay
1. St.Olaf 7:52.52 prov.
2. St. Benedict 8:08.85
3. Carleton 8:14.45

SATURDAY
Event #14: 1650 Freestyle
1. Chrissy Lefler, St.Olaf 17:46.78 pool record
2. Karin Halvorson, Macalester 17:48.13
3. Carrie Bunger, Concordia 18:10.69

Event #15: 200 Backstroke
1. Gretchen Weber, St. Benedict 2:07.98 prov., meet & pool record
2. Noelle Peterson, St. Benedict 2:09.93 prov.
3. Chrissy Soule, St.Olaf 2:13.93

Event #16: 100 Freestyle
1. Emily Peterson, Carleton 54.09 prov
2. Molly Lalor, Carleton 54.37
3. Ranae Thorman, Gustavus 55.01

Event #17: 200 Breaststroke
1. Shana Letnes, Concordia 2:27.06 prov.
2. Kristi Buecksler, St. Olaf 2:28.78 prov.
3. Katie Kuhlman, St. Benedict 2:29.75

Event #18: 200 Butterfly
1. Katy Linstroth, St. Olaf 2:11.50 prov.
2. Julie Cochran, Carleton 2:16.59
3. Ellen Sukovich, Carleton 2:18.00

Event #19: 3-Meter Diving
1. Angie Soucek, Carleton 475.35 aut.,pool, meet, conference record
2. Leanna Williams, St. Olaf 459.50 aut.
3. Jessica Johnson, St. Benedict 428.20 aut.

Event #20: 400 Freestyle Relay
1. Carleton 3:36.58 prov, pool, meet, conference record
2. St. Olaf 3:38.64 prov.
3. St. Benedict 3:41.14

 

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