Whitehead leads Sewanee on the final day of Transy Invitational

Whitehead leads Sewanee on the final day of Transy Invitational

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 4, 2016)  Led by a win from Michael Whitehead, the Sewanee swimming and diving teams wrapped up the elite Transylvania Invitational, Sunday, on the campus of the University of the Kentucky.

Sewanee immediately opened the final evening session with a top-five finish when Emily Gay was fifth in the women's 400 IM. Gay's time of 5:00.06 was the fastest Tiger 400 IM time of the season. In fact, Gay's mark beat her previous best by 11 seconds.

That was followed by Whitehead's victory in the men's 400 IM. His time of 4:10.07 was more than three seconds faster than runner-up Garrett Beauprez of Rose-Hulman. Like Gay, Whitehead crushed his season-best time in the 400 IM. His previous mark was 4:14.45.

Andrew Freibert continued season-best times when he finished in sixth place in the men's 50 Free with a mark of 22.01 seconds. Caty Hueske then finished third in the women's 100 Backstroke with a time of 59.24 seconds.

The Tigers continued their top-five finishes in event 27, the women's 200 Free. Junior Meghan Mulhern finished fifth when she touched the wall in 2:01.84.

Her teammate Kaylee Pierson then finished eighth in the 200 Breaststroke in 2:33.45.

Finally, Freibert capped off a great weekend when he finished the men's 100 Fly in sixth in 52.07 seconds. That was also a season-best time for Freibert.

Overall, the men's team finished  fifth behind winner Rose-Hulman, Franklin, Rhodes, and Wittenberg. The women's squad was seventh, two points behind host Transylvania. Rhodes won the event with 640 points.

After a break from competition, the Tigers return to action on January 13th against Birmingham-Southern and West Florida in Birmingham, Ala.

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