February 17, 2018
Women Finish Fifth, Men Seventh at BMC Swimming Championships
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Catawba wrapped up the 2018 Bluegrass Mountain Conference Swimming Championships on Saturday at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Center. The women finished fifth among seven schools with 231 points and the men took seventh out of 11 schools with 477 points.
Taylor Fair earned a win in the consolation final to finish ninth with a time of 2:07.75. It was the 14th best in school history. Gatlin Saylors and Matt Arnold swam the consolation final for the men. Saylors placed 15th with his time of 1:55.32 and Arnold was 16th in 1:57.00.
Claire Featherstone notched the seventh best time in school history in her women’s consolation final swim. Her time of 53.36 was 13th. Lea Hartwig placed 19th (55.09) and Natalie Standard was 23rd (56.11).
Joao Barreto qualified for the men’s final. He had clocked the school’s ninth-place time at 45.60 in the prelim then had a 45.68 in the final to place seventh.
Kristina Rogge earned a consolation swim for the women. She finished 14th with a time of 2:30.16. Federico Borrego Higareda won the men’s consolation final. He posted a time of 2.02.17 in finishing ninth with the third best all-time swim.
The women put three swimmers in the consolation final, Jess Daniel, Oryan Malul and Regan Nolan. Daniel swam the second fastest time in school history at 2:13.43 to finish 12th. Malul was 15th and her time of 2:15.01 was the 13th fastest on record, while Nolan took 16th with a time of 2:20.38. Emily Najar was 17th at 2:21.49.
Michael King qualified for the men’s final and missed a school record by a tenth of second. He placed ninth with a time of 1:50.96. Arnold Blohme finished 24th in 1:58.72.
400 Free Relay
The meet closed with the relay and women’s team of Hartwig, Najar, Nolan and Featherstone placed sixth with a time of 3:30.89. It marked the 12th best time in school history. The men’s team were disqualified on their relay.
The Royal Open is scheduled for next Friday and Saturday in Charlotte at Queens’ Levine Center.
Women – 1. Queens 1010, 2. Wingate 756, 3. Carson-Newman 493, 4. SCAD 350, 5. CATAWBA 231, 6. Lenoir-Rhyne 200, 7. Mars Hill 173.
Men – 1. Queens 1619.5, 2. Wingate 1335.5, 3. Limestone 863, 4. Carson-Newman 862, 5. SCAD 640.5, 6. Mars Hill 498, 7. CATAWBA 477, 8. Lenoir-Rhyne 446, 9. Barton 344.5, 10. King 229, 11. Salem 100
|No events scheduled until August 24|