BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Sewanee Swimming and Diving Teams concluded competition at the 2019 Southern Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday from the Birmingham CrossPlex. Both genders finished fifth in the conference meet.
1. Birmingham-Southern (922 points)
2. Rhodes (833)
3. Centre (619.5)
4. Berry (570)
5. Sewanee (437)
6. Hendrix (301.5)
1. Birmingham-Southern (889)
2. Rhodes (646)
3. Centre (629)
4. Berry (569)
5. Sewanee (434.5)
6. Hendrix (386.5)
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TOP FEMALE PERFORMERS
-Gabby Acker took home top honors in the 200 breaststroke with a 2:22.20. In the prelims, she was ahead of the competition with a 2:22.33.
-Kate Mabry set a new personal best with a time of 2:07.28 in the prelims of the 200 backstroke. In the final, the freshman recorded a 2:07.35.
TOP MALE PERFORMERS
-James Hoyt posted a 16:23.30 for second place in the 1,650 freestyle event. The sophomore shattered his previous personal-best, which was a school record of 16:30.21, set last season.
-Carl Failing also shattered a school record in the 100 free. The sophomore swam a 46.12-second mark in the prelims, setting the new mark set by himself last year by 0.02 seconds. In the final, he finished third with a swim of 46.84 seconds.
Sewanee will next compete at the NCAA Diving Regionals on March 1-2 on the campus of Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. Noel Whitlock, the Southern Athletic Association Women's Diver of the Year and Paisley Simmons will compete in the two-day event.