Swimming and Diving Teams Open 2019-20 Season with Sweep of Life

Credit: Erin Cassell
Credit: Erin Cassell

MARIETTA, Ga. - The Sewanee swimming and diving teams recorded wins over the weekend in their opening meet of the 2019-20 season over NAIA opponent Life University. Of the 32 events between the men's and women's teams, Sewanee claimed wins in half of the events.

INSIDE THE MEET
Women's Dual: Sewanee 169, Life 109
Men's Dual: Sewanee 136, Life 96
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MEN'S TOP PERFORMERS
-Anthony Carbone won three events for Sewanee: the 100-yard free (49.26), the 200-yard free (1:51.07) and the 200 individual medley (2:02.40).

-James Hoyt captured two victories, winning the 500 freestyle (5:03.17) and the 1,000 free (10:45.78).

-Freshman Daniel Shrader earned two victories at his first collegiate dual meet. The Dandridge, Tenn. native swam the 50 breaststroke in 30.51 seconds and sprinted to a 23.39-second time in the 50 free.

-The quartet of Carbone, Hoyt, Sharder and Owen Pearson posted a winning time of 1:31.96 in the 200 free relay.

WOMEN'S TOP PERFORMERS
-Gabby Acker won two events on Saturday. The Memphis, Tenn. native posted a 33.15-second time in the 50 breaststroke, and later, in the 100, she opened the season with a 1:10.87 mark. The sophomore was an All-SAA First Team selection in the 100 and 200 breaststroke last season.

-Kate Mabry swam to a 1:01.87 mark in the 100 butterfly and 1:00.87 in the 100 backstroke to claim wins in both events.

-Lucy Rudman swam a 12:09.43 in the 1,000 freestyle to earn the victory in the event.

UP NEXT
The Tigers will open the home schedule by hosting the Sewanee Invitational on Oct. 25-26.

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