Swimming and Diving Teams Celebrate Senior Day

Swimming and Diving Teams Celebrate Senior Day

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee swimming and diving teams opened the 2019 portion of its schedule Saturday at the Fowler Center with a defeat to Rhodes on Senior Day. The Lynx women's team came in receiving votes in the national poll from the College Swimming and Diving Association of America (CSCAA) poll and eighth in the West-Midwest-South regional poll.

INSIDE THE MEET
Women's Meet: Rhodes 181, Sewanee 106
Men's Meet: Rhodes 181, Sewanee 98
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CLASS OF 2019!
-Prior to Saturday's meet, the Tigers honored their three seniors: Austin Guarisco, Sarah Stackhouse and Bonnie Wakefield.

MEN'S TOP PERFORMERS
-Lee Haber took home the win in the 200 individual medley with a 2:04.20 mark. The sophomore also finished second in the freestyle (5:04.00) and third in the 200 freestyle (1:48.25).

-James Hoyt won the 1,650 free with a 17:21.55 finish. The sophomore earned second place honors in the 100 butterfly (55.58) and the 200 butterfly (2:01.20).

-Owen Pearson improved on his season- and personal-best time in the the 50 free, swimming to a 23.50-second finish.

-Jed Henrichsen participated on the boards for the first time in 2018-19. The junior scored 181.05 points in the one-meter and 170.62 in the three-meter.

WOMEN'S TOP PERFORMERS
-Kate Mabry won two events on Saturday: taking home top honors in the 100 backstroke (59.83) and the 200 IM (2:16.85). The Nashville native missed her personal best mark by 0.84 seconds in the 100 back. The sophomore also earned second place in the 200 back (2:12.66).

-Gabby Acker picked her where she left off from the fall schedule with wins in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. The freshman swam a 1:10.52 in the 100 and a 2:35.26 in the 200.

-On the diving boards, Noel Whitlock and Paisley Simmons returned to form in the one- and three-meter dives. Whitlock won both events with a 247.57-point mark in the one-meter and a 268.35-point performance in the three-meter.

-Simmons finished behind Whitlock in both events. In the one-meter, she posted 214.57 points, and in the three-meter, the sophomore scored 254.10.

UP NEXT
Sewanee will wrap up the regular season with a dual meet with defending SAA Champion Birmingham-Southern at the Birmingham CrossPlex Jan. 26.

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