Albion Dominates All-MIAA Men's Swim & Dive Team

Albion Dominates All-MIAA Men's Swim & Dive Team

Albion College's dominance in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Swimming & Diving Championship was affirmed Tuesday when the all-league team was released.

Of the 20 members of the all-MIAA team, 10 were from Albion.

Parker Belmore, Nate Kozycki, Ian Moran and Henry Swett joined individual event champions Derek Bosko, Jake Burris, Gerardo Huidobro, Tyler Kimbrell, Alec Nyboer and Sebastian Tostado.

Belmore, a junior from Livonia who prepped at Stevenson High School, swam on four winning relays during the MIAA Championship. His 45.80 split on the third leg helped Albion achieve a NCAA Championship B cut in the 400 free relay (3:01.30). Belmore was also part of the 200 medley, 200 freestyle and 800 freestyle relays.

Individually, Belmore swam to a runner-up finish in the 200 individual medley and third place in the 100 and 200 freestyle events.

Kozycki, a sophomore from Grand Rapids who prepped at Northview High School, swam on the winning 200 and 400 medley relay teams. In individual events, he was runner-up in the 200 butterfly in a NCAA B cut time of 1:51.96 and fourth place in the 50 and 100 freestyle events.

Moran, a first-year swimmer from Adrian, achieved lifetime best swims to finish runner up in the 100 backstroke (50.83), third in the 200 backstroke (1:53.48) and 10th in the 200 individual medley (1:58.57).

Swett, a sophomore from Marshall, was the runner up in both diving events. He achieved scores on 484.95 in the 1-meter competition and 504.70 in 3-meter.

Burris and Tostado were selected for the most valuable awards in diving and swimming, respectively.

A sophomore from Chelsea, Burris was named the league's diving MVP for the second consecutive year. He won the diving events with scores of 492.95 on 1-meter and 509.50 on 3-meter.

Tostado, a senior from Mexico, won individual titles in the 200 individual medley (MIAA record time of 1:49.98), 200 freestyle and 200 backstroke and relay titles in the 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle, 800 freestyle and 400 medley.

Bosko, a senior from Holland, earned his place on the all-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association team with his third individual title in the 50 freestyle. He also achieved titles in the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle and 400 medley relay events. He set a 44.00 split as Albion set a MIAA record 3:18.27 in winning the 400 medley relay.

Huidobro, a sophomore from Peru, earned his place on the all-MIAA team after gaining league titles in the 500 freestyle, 400 individual medley, 200 butterfly and 400 medley relay. He achieved a 55.33 split as the 400 medley relay achieved a MIAA record time.

Kimbrell, a first-year swimmer from Milan, earned his place on the all-MIAA team with individual titles in the 100 (56.43, school record and NCAA B cut time) and 200 breaststroke events. He also achieved a 25.47 split as part of the winning 200 medley relay team and finished eighth in the 200 individual medley.

Nyboer, a first-year swimmer from Hamilton, achieved a school-record swim to earn his place on the all-MIAA team with the individual title in the 100 butterfly (49.17). His 23.41 split helped Albion win the 200 medley relay in a NCAA B cut time of 1:31.26. In addition, Nyboer finished third in the 100 backstroke and fifth in the 200 butterfly.

Divers Burris and Swett will be in Grand Rapids this weekend to compete in NCAA Regional competition.

For the swimmers, they are waiting for the official announcement of the individuals and relays qualifying for the NCAA Championship, which run March 15-18 at the CISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas.

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