Despite strong performances on the diving board and in the freestyle, swimming and diving teams fall against Rhodes

Despite strong performances on the diving board and in the freestyle, swimming and diving teams fall against Rhodes

SEWANEE, Tenn. (Jan. 15, 2017) Despite strong performances on the diving board and also in multiple freestyle events, the Sewanee swimming and diving teams fell against Southern Athletic Association (SAA) rival Rhodes, Sunday, inside the Fowler Center pool.

Rhodes topped the Tigers in the women's competition by a score of 146-79. The Lynx then defeated the men's team by a final of 112-106.

On the men's side, the Tigers opened by winning the 200 Medley Relay. The team of Michael Whitehead, Kipling Klimas, Andrew Freibert, and Kyle Schnell finished with a winning time of 1:40.87.

Freibert and Schnell then finished first and second in the quick 50 Free. Freibert touched the wall in 22.65 seconds while Schnell went 23.00. Freibert won both his 50 Free events this weekend. 

In the opposite of the 50 Free, junior Meghan Mulhern won the women's 500 Free with a time of 5:32.72. Mulhern also finished second in the women's 1650 Free with a time of 18:59.75.

In the men's 500 Free, Peter McCarthy went wire-to-wire winning the event at 5:19.13 over teammate Owen Pearson (5:32.44).

In the diving events, freshman Noel Whitlock continued her outstanding weekend by sweeping both the one and three-meter dives. Whitlock won the 1-meter with 219.52 points and then won the 3-meter over Jessi Zahn (160.72) with a 243.52 total.

On the men's 3-meter board, Winston Westbrook topped teammate Jed Henrichsen with 173.70 points. Henrichsen did defeat Westbrook in the 1-meter event with 171.15 points.

After two competitions in three days, Sewanee returns to action against Transylvania on senior day, January 27th.

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