February 20, 2012
Swim Teams Finish Strong in BMC Championships
CHARLOTTE, NC -- The 2012 Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships came to a close Saturday at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Center. The Catawba men finished in fifth place (285 pts.) out of 14 teams and the women placed ninth (155 pts.) out of 13.
Katia Kruglov (Karmiel, ISRAEL/Ort Kramim HS) placed fourth in the 200 back in a time of 2:06.32. Janin Kassner (Giesen, GERMANY/Andreanum HS) set a freshman record in the 200 breast at 2:29.69.
The women’s 400 free relay of Katia Kruglov (Karmiel, ISRAEL/Ort Kramim HS), Lindsay Yarborough (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS), Caroline Bostian (Pfafftown, NC/Reagan HS) and Leah Constan-Tatos (Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA/St. Andrews) finished eighth in a time of 3:40.72. Kruglov’s lead leg of the relay broke the school record in a time of 53.24.
Magnus Lundgren (Alvsjo, SWEDEN/Varmdo HS) finished fifth in the 100 free at 45.87 which was a school and freshman record and an NCAA ‘B’ cut which he re-broke on his leg of the 400 free relay at 45.74. He set a school and freshman record and had an NCAA ‘B’ cut time in 100 fly (50.16) and set another school record in the 50 fly at 22.97. During his leg of a 200 free relay time trial he re-broke his school record and made an NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 20.67 in which the team re-broke the school record in 1:23.09.
Finn Furstenwerth (Hamburg, GERMANY) placed fourth in the 200 breast at 2:06.66. The time was a freshman record along with an NCAA ‘B’ cut. He also broke a freshman record and made an NCAA ‘B’ cut in the 100 breast with a 58.04. Andrew McCollister (Rockwell, NC/Salisbury HS) finished second in the ‘B’ final of the same event with a time of 2:10.36. Yakir Malul (Rishon Le-Zion, ISRAEL/Makif Chet) set a personal best of 58.38 in the event as well.
Theo Zatterstrom (Stockholm, SWEDEN/Fryshuset HS) won the ‘B’ final of the 200 fly in 1:53.93 and had an NCAA ‘B’ cut time in the 200 free (1:41.72). Toomas Goutt (Saint Witz, FRANCE/Lycee Leonard de Vinci HS) set a school and freshman record of 1:55.08 in the 200 back. He also broke the school record in the 100 back during the lead off of the 400 Medley relay and again in the solo event at 53.02.
The men’s 400 free relay of Lundgren, Christoffer Stolt (Stockholm, SWEDEN/Fryshuset HS), Mikael Karlsson (Norsborg, SWEDEN/Tullinge Gymnasium HS) and Zatterstrom finished fourth in a school record and NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 3:05.83.
BMC Championships by the numbers:
113 Swims between prelims and finals
74 Personal bests/season bests
14 School records (some broke and re-broke during the meet)
13 Freshman records
8 New NCAA ‘B’ cuts
*Season total of three NCAA ‘B’ cuts for the women and 16 for the men.
Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8
Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11
Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)
Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open
Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6
Baseball @ Lynn 11-12
Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75
Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3
Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65
Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16
Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25
Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd. 1 p.m.
Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd. 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6
Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61
Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77
Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4
Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8
Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9
Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18
Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12
Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5
Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24
Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)
Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7
Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60
Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2
Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th
Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3
Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4
Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15
Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80
Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104
Softball vs BARTON 11-3
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6
Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13
Softball vs BARTON 11-0
Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7
Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC)
Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.
Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.
Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.
Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.
Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.
Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)
Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.
Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.
Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.
Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.
Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.
Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.
Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.
Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.