The Hornets went into Saturday’s meet with Calvin as strong underdogs, but for the second straight year were able to upset conference favorites #18 Calvin. The final score of the meet was 123-120 in favor of the Hornets. This was Hornets third win over a ranked team in the last three weeks.
It was a strong performance overall from the women as they won nine of the thirteen events. The team victory was led by outstanding individual performances from diver Madeline Woods K’18 and Colleen Orwin K’17.
Woods won both diving events, the 1-meter and the 3-meter, and captured a school record for the second straight week. Her score of 271.57 in the 1-meter is a new school record. She won the 3-meter event with a score of 267.52. This is all following a week where Woods was named MIAA diver of the week for the first time this season.
Orwin won two events individually and contributed in the 200 medley relay victory as well. Individually she won the 200 IM with a time of 2:12.73 and the 100 Butterfly with a time of 57.82. These performances led to Orwin being named MIAA swimmer of the week for the second time this season.
The women have had a very good season this year and have amassed five wins this season. They return to action on February 17, 2016 when they travel to Calvin for the MIAA Championships. They finished third last year at MIAAs.