posted March 20, 2006

Flying Dutchmen 16th at Swimming Nationals

The Flying Dutchmen finished 16th at the NCAA Division III men's swimming and diving championships held in Minneapolis, Minn. Coach John Patnott's Flying Dutchmen had one All-American and five honorable mention All-American performances.

Senior Kurtis Blohm achieved NCAA All-America status by finishing eighth (:45.72) in the 100-yard freestyle. Blohm also finished Blohm (Wilmington, Ohio) finished 14th in the 50-yard freestyle (:20.97) for honorable mention All-America recognition.

Four honorable mention All-America performances came in relays -- 400-yard freestyle relay (Kurtis Blohm, Ryan Vogelzang, Chas VanderBroek and Jeff Vroegindewey), 10th (3:05.60); 800-yard freestyle relay (Chas Vanderbroek, Kurtis Blohm, Jeff Vroegindewey and Ryan Vogelzang, 12th (6:52.41); 200-yard freestyle relay (Kurtis Blohm, Chas Vanderbroek, Jacob Holton and Jeff Vroegindewey, 12th (1:23.82); and 200-yard medley relay (Kurtis Blohm, Ryan Vogelzang, Chas Vanderbroek and Jeff Vroegindewey), 13th (1:35.51).