December 4, 2015

Hoselton, Dehli lead Wolverines at Calvin Invite

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Senior sprint freestyler Jordan Dehli (Moneta, Va./Staunton River) and freshman backstroker Dane Hoselton (Naples, N.Y./Naples Central) each recorded top-10 finishes as the Grove City College men's swimming and diving team finished the second day of competition at the Calvin College Winter Invitational in the Venema Aquatic Center on Friday evening.

Grove City has accumulated 309 points and sits in eighth place after Friday night's competition. NCAA Division II Grand Valley State leads the men's competition with 1019 team points while host Calvin sits in second with 805.5 points.

Dehli tied for ninth place in the 50 free with a season-best time of 21.46 seconds while Hoselton recorded a career-best time of 52.42 seconds in the 100 backstroke to tie for ninth in that event. Hoselton's time moves him into fifth place in program history in the 100 back.

The Wolverines opened the meet on Thursday night with a 10th-place finish in the 800 free relay, as junior Jeremy Kim (Frederick, Md./New Life Christian), freshman Rhys Dickhudt (Troy, Mich./Bloomfield Christian), sophomore Andrew Kisak (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) and junior Josiah Vehrs (Fresno, Calif./Homeschooled) combined for a time of 7 minutes, 6.91 seconds. Vehrs, Hoselton, Kisak and Dehli then opened Friday night's competition with an eighth-place time of 1:26.49 in the 200 free relay.

Dickhudt and Kim finished 13th and 15th, respectively, in the 200 butterfly. Dickhudt posted a time of 1:57.93 while Kim was just behind him in 1:58.02. After recording a season-best time of 54.30 seconds in the prelims, junior backstroker Jake Marino (Irwin, Pa./Penn-Trafford) posted a 54.96 at night to finish 16th in the 100 backstroke and senior Josh Blasdell (Leesburg, Va./Homeschooled) was 19th in the same event with a time of 55.80.

Senior Tim Bergquist (Kent, Wash./Kentridge) led the Wolverines in two events. He finished 19th in the 400 individual medley in 4:34.79 and 20th in the 100 breast in 1:01.16.

Hoselton, Bergquist, Dickhudt and Vehrs closed Friday morning's competition with a 13th-place, timed final finish in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:32.87.

The Wolverines resume competition at 10 a.m. tomorrow for the final preliminary sessions. Saturday finals begin at 6 p.m.

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