Swimming and Diving Teams Celebrate Senior Day

Credit: Lyn Hutchinson
Credit: Lyn Hutchinson

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee swimming and diving teams were defeated by nationally-ranked Birmingham-Southern on Friday afternoon from the Fowler Center Natatorium. Prior to the meet, the team honored its five seniors.

Women's Final Score: No. 24 Birmingham-Southern 160, Sewanee 128
Men's Final Score: No. 19 Birmingham-Southern 172, Sewanee 89
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CLASS OF 2020!
-Prior to the meet, five of the team's seniors were honored: Jed Henrichsen, Chris Lotz, Jarrod Marable, Owen Pearson and Noel Whitlock.

-James Hoyt won two events on Friday, finishing with a 55.55 time in the 100 butterfly, missing his season-best by 1.29 seconds. The sophomore also timed a season-best, winning time of 4:29.30 in the 400 individual medley.

-Anthony Carbone swam to a 49.67-second performance to win the 100 freestyle. The sophomore also swam in the 200 free (1:59.08).

-Kate Mabry led the women's team with three wins for 27 points on Friday, winning the 100 backstroke (1:01.76), the 200 backstroke (2:14.88) and the 100 butterfly (1:02.97).

-Gabby Acker won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:10.17) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:31.78) to lead the Tigers on the women's side.

-Olivia Durfee took home top honors on the one-meter diving board, scoring a season-best of 235.35 points. Additionally, on the three meters, the sophomore also collected a season-best of 213.60 points.

-Virginia Hudspeth timed 5:21.45 in the 400 IM to secure the victory in the event. The freshman also scored in the 100 backstroke (1:08.56) and the 200 back (2:21.93).

-Paisley Simmons won the three-meter dive with a 259.55 score, and she finished in second with a 212.45 mark on the one-meter board.

Sewanee will wrap up the regular season next Saturday, Jan. 18 with a dual versus Rhodes College in Tunica, Miss.