Feb. 12, 2011
Jenison, Mich. - Grand Valley State finished second at the 2011 GLIAC Swimming and Diving Championship with a four-day team score of 728 points. Wayne State finished first with 852 points, followed by the Lakers, Ashland (714), Indianapolis (578), Lewis (266), Lake Erie College (188) and Findlay (22). Grand Valley State will next be in action at the 2011 NCAA DII National Championships in San Antonio, Texas March 9-12.
Jordan Schrotenboer claimed the first-ever GLIAC individual title of his career when he touched the wall first in the 200 backstroke (1:49.87). Schrotenboer also hit the NCAA DII B cut with his first-place swim. Jonathan Bardsley finished fourth and hit the B cut with his time of 1:51.77, while Raphael Santos touched eighth (1:53.81) and hit the B cut. Jason Bergsma finished 13th with a time of 1:57.09.
Aaron Beebe added his second GLIAC title at the 2011 championship with his first-place finish in the 200 butterfly in an NCAA DII A cut time of 1:48.38. Justin Pattermann touched fifth and hit the B cut (1:53.54), while Kyle Gunderson finished 12th (1:56.27).
David Hayhow broke the 1650 school-record with a time of 15:51.59 in the opening event Saturday night. Hayhow, who finished third and hit the NCAA DII B cut, broke the previous record held by Jeff Pauza (16:00.11). Pauza finished ninth in a time of 16:21.49.
Derek Mead hit the NCAA DII B cut and finished seveth with a time of 46.77 in the 100 free, while Michael Griffith added another B cut for the Lakers with his ninth-place finish in a time of 46.89. Ben Scheurich touched 10th (47.04) and Joe Sayre 12th (47.28).
Erik Aakesson finished ninth and hit the B cut in the 200 breaststroke (2:07.90) and Leo Dumbovic touched 11th in a time of 2:11.60. The Lakers closed out the final evening session with a fourth-place finish in the 400 free relay as Bardsley, Schrotenboer, Mead and Beebein a time of 3:04.15.