It was a strong showing for Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association men's swimmers and divers at the 2017 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Championships March 15-18 at the Conroe ISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas.
Albion finished the four-day meet with 100 points, placing the Brits 13th at the national championship. Calvin placed 37th at the NCAAs with 12 points, while Hope placed 47th overall with four points.
The Albion 400 Free Relay team of seniors Sebastian Tostado and Derek Bosko, along with freshman Scott Ciemniecki and junior Parker Belmore finished sixth in the final event of the championship, touching in 3:00.48 for All-America honors. The team qualified with a school-record race of 3:00.12 in the prelims.
Albion's Nate Kozycki finished eighth in the 100 Fly Thursday for All-America honors after posting a time of 48.49 in prelims to rank fifth; his championship final time was 48.68.
Albion's Sebastian Tostado placed ninth in the 200 IM Wednesday, winning the consolation final in 1:49.14. He also finished 14th nationally in the 200 free Thursday with a time of 1:39.40 after qualifying with a time of 1:38.88 in the prelims. Tostado's final individual swim, the 100 Free, also resulted in a consolation final qualification; Tostado qualified with a 13th-place time of 44.99 and placed 12th overall with a time of 45.06.
In diving, four MIAA student-athletes competed, with Albion's Jake Burris winning the consolation final in the 1-Meter with a score of 455.05. Both Burris and teammate Henry Swett advanced to the consolation round in both 1-Meter and 3-Meter, with Hope's Jean-luc Miralda finishing 13th nationally in the 3-Meter (458.65).
MIAA Men's Swimming & Diving NCAA Participants
Albion - 200 Medley Relay - 13th in prelims (1:30.76); 13th in final (1:31.18)
Albion - 400 Medley Relay - 10th in prelims (3:18.86); 15th in final (3:21.51)
Albion - 200 Free Relay - 15th in prelims (1:22.48); 15th in final (1:22.88)
Albion - 400 Free Relay - 5th in prelims (3:00.12); 6th in final (3:00.48)
Albion - 800 Free Relay - 16th in final (6:45.45)
Albion - Derek Bosco - 50 Free - DQ'd in prelims
Albion - Derek Bosco - 100 Free - 18th in prelims (45.10)
Albion - Jacob Burris - 1-Meter Diving - 9th in prelims (442.70); 9th in final (455.05)
Albion - Jacob Burris - 3-Meter Diving - 10th in final (467.20)
Albion - Tyler Kimbrell - 100 Breast - 31st in prelims (57.63)
Albion - Nate Kozycki - 100 Fly - 5th in prelims (48.49); 8th in final (48.68)
Albion - Nate Kozycki - 200 Fly - 27th in prelims (1:51.66)
Albion - Alec Nyboer - 100 Fly - 22nd in prelims (49.49)
Albion - Henry Swett - 1-Meter Diving - 13th in prelims (427.50); 11th in final (428.95)
Albion - Henry Swett - 3-Meter Diving - 11th in final (463.75)
Albion - Sebastian Tostado - 200 IM - 12th in prelims (1:49.90); 9th in final (1:49.14)
Albion - Sebastian Tostado - 200 Free - 11th in prelims (1:38.88); 14th in final (1:39.40)
Albion - Sebastian Tostado - 100 Free - 13th in prelims (44.99); 12th in final (45.06)
Calvin - 200 Medley Relay - 11th in prelims (1:30.48); 11th in final (1:30.46)
Calvin - 400 Medley Relay - 19th in prelims (3:21.51)
Calvin - 200 Free Relay - 20th in prelims (1:23.13)
Calvin - Jared Britton - 100 Fly - 24th in prelims (49.58)
Calvin - Jared Britton - 100 Free - 40th in prelims (45.91)
Calvin - Ben Holstege - 100 Back - 23rd in prelims (50.18)
Calvin - Michael Moentmann - 1-Meter Diving - 19th in prelims (402.70)
Calvin - Michael Moentmann - 3-Meter Diving - 21st in prelims (424.90)
Calvin - Brett Stoughton - 100 Fly - 26th in prelims (49.64)
Calvin - Brett Stoughton - 200 Fly - 29th in prelims (1:52.72)
Hope - Jean-luc Miralda - 1-Meter Diving - 17th in prelims (403.40)
Hope - Jean-luc Miralda - 3-Meter Diving - 13th in final (458.65)