SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee swimming and diving teams are ready to dive into the 2019-20 season, which begins Saturday at Life University in Marietta, Ga.
DIVERS, UNITE!: After taking Diver of the Year honors from the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) last season. Senior Noel Whitlock is poised to repeat in 2020.
The senior set new school records last season in each diving category in both the one-meter and three-meter dives. The Melbourne, Fla. native earned All-SAA First Team honors in both one- and three-meter dives.
However, keep an eye out for Paisley Simmons, who finished with Second Team honors in the one-meter for the second straight season.
The duo of Whitlock and Simmons have qualified for the NCAA Diving Regional Championships in each of the last two seasons.
MABRY ON THE BRINK: Last season, Kate Mabry was the leading swimmer in nine events last season. The sophomore shattered two school records last season: a 57.88-second performance in the 100 backstroke and 1:01.87 in the individual medley.
The Nashville, Tenn. native has her eyes on the school records in the 50, 100, 200 and 500 freestyle events, which are all held by J.H. Chapman (C'02) from 1999-2000.
PICKING UP WHERE THEY LEFT OFF: The quartet of Anthony Carbone, James Hoyt, Thomas Young and Lee Haber will look to improve from their record-breaking performance last year in the 800 free relay, finishing with a 6:59.86.
Additionally, Haber and Hoyt have also earned school records in individual events. Haber has the school record in the 500 free (4:43.37) and the 400 IM (4:07.02), while Hoyt's 16:23.30 in the 1,650 freestyle is the fastest in school history.
FAILING IS SUCCEEDING: Earning an All-SAA Honorable Mention last season in the 100-yard freestyle, Carl Failing set a new school record at the conference meet in Birmingham, Ala. last season with a 46.12-second performance.
Along with the 100 free, The Indianola, Miss. native set new personal bests in the 50-yard free and the 100-yard backstroke at the 2019 SAA Championships.
#Sewanee2023: A total of nine student-athletes, six first-year students and three university students, join the 2019-20 teams: Mary Butler, Milly Etheridge, Lauren Fowler, River Harris, Virginia Hudspeth, Ellie Robinson, Elizabeth Rothschild, Gabrielle Short and Daniel Shrader.
MEET TO WATCH: The Tigers will have four dual meets against SAA opponent this season. On Nov. 9, Berry will be the first league opponent Sewanee faces in a dual.
The Tigers will look to rematch with the Vikings with losses in both the men's and women's event in last year's dual.