Swimming

Swimming Finishes Fifth at BMC Championships, Set Three More Records

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Catawba posted three school records, taking down one of the oldest on the books, on the final day of 2019 Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships on Saturday night at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Center. Both Catawba teams finished fifth among the eight teams at the Championships.

All three records on Saturday came on the women’s side. Oryan Malul posted a new standard in the 200 fly with a time of 2:12.06. The 400 free relay team of Carolin Albers, Claire Featherstone, Emily Najar and Carolin Bek lowered the mark to a time of 3:32.94.

The most notable record came earlier in the 1650 free. Marcia-Mariel Erhart eclipsed the 17-year-old record that was held by Melissa Schiffel and set in 2002. Erhart bettered the mark by nearly eight seconds with a swim of 17:21.85. The time placed her fourth in the event which was the best finish by a Catawba swimmer at the Championships.

Top swims on Saturday for the men came from Federico Borrego Higareda, Alan Hudgens and Joao Miranda. Higareda posted the fifth best 200 breast time with a 2:02.41. That came in the final where he finished fifth. Hudgens and Miranda placed eighth and ninth in the men’s 1650 free with times just three one-hundredths of a second apart. Hudgens had a 15:57.02 and Miranda a 15:57.05. Those were the second and third fastest on record.

Some Catawba swimmers will head to the Royal Open on Friday and Saturday at Queens University in Charlotte, N.C. to try and lower times to qualify for the NCAA II Championships.

FINAL RESULTS
Women: 1. Queens 1026, 2. Wingate 761, 3. Carson-Newman 505, 4. SCAD 305, 5. CATAWBA 277, 6. Lenoir-Rhyne 211, 7. Mars Hill 145, 8. Salem 88.
Men: 1. Queens 976.5, 2. Wingate 718.5, 3. Carson-Newman 569, 4. SCAD 304, 5. CATAWBA 259.5, 6. Lenoir-Rhyne 219, 7. Mars Hill 179.5, 8. Salem 110.

Saturday Results

1650 free
Women
4. Marcia-Mariel Erhart, 17:21.85 SR D2B
12. Regan Nolan, 18:00.34 PB
14. Emily Najar, 18:17.34 PB

Men
8. Alan Hudgens, 15:57.02 PB D2B
9. Joao Miranda, 15:57.05 D2B
19. Clay Bennett, 17:18.60 PB


200 back
Women
B Final
12. Taylor Fair, 2:08.23
14. Paula Ernst, 2:09.15 PB
Prelims
13. Taylor Fair, 2:09.48
15. Paula Ernst, 2:11.37 PB
19. Breanna Miller, 2:15.64
20. Amalia Fontes, 2:16.15

Men
B Final
10. Gatlin Saylors, 1:50.20 PB
Prelims
11. Gatlin Saylors, 1:53.23 PB
19. Lucas Rhodes, 1:59.87 SB
20. Matt Arnold, 2:00.34 =PB


100 free
Women
B Final
13. Carolin Albers, 52.46
Prelims
12. Carolin Albers, 52.45
26. Claire Featherstone, 55.21

Men
B Final
14. Kyle Holmes, 47.07
Prelims
15. Kyle Holmes, 46.66 PB


200 breast
Prelims
17. Chloe Taylor, 2:34.21 PB

Men
A Final
5. Federico Borrego Higareda, 2:02.41 SB
B Final
14. Lukas Helbing, 2:10:19 PB
Prelims
6. Federico Borrego Higareda, 2:04.94
13. Lukas Helbing, 2:11:17 PB
17. Clay Bennett, 2:18.57 PB


200 fly
Women
B Final
10. Oryan Malul, 2:12.06 SR
13. Emily Najar, 2:14.16
Prelims
12. Oryan Malul, 2:13.56
14. Emily Najar, 2:14.97
19. Natalie Standard, 2:24.82

Men
B Final
13. Michael King, 1:55.25
Prelims
12. Michael King, 1:53.64


400 free relay
Women
5. 3:32.94 SR (Carolin  Albers, Claire Featherstone, Emily Najar, Carolin Bek)

Men
7. 3:10.17 (Kyle Holmes, Joao Miranda, Federico Borrego Higareda, Gatlin Saylors)

Today's Events

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC),
Tennis (W) @ Shaw, 2:00
Tennis (M) @ Shaw, 2:00

Calendar

«February 2019»
1
February 1

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 1)

Baseball vs, Lynn 6-5

2
February 2

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 2)

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-10

Softball @ Augusta 2-1

Softball @ Augusta 5-2

3
February 3

Esports League of Legends Show Match 2-1

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 8-2

4
February 4

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 3-1

56
February 6

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 1)

Softball vs. LIMESTONE 5-6

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 9-7

Softball vs. LIMESTONE 0-2

Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 41-56

Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 84-75

7
February 7

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 2)

8
February 8

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 3)

Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 1)

Baseball vs. WEST VIRGINIA ST. 10-3

Baseball vs. WEST VIRGINIA ST. 10-3

9
February 9

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-5th

Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 2)

Tennis (W) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7-0

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 13-17

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 7-4

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 82-61

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 9-0

Basketball (M) @ Mars HIll 89-66

10
February 10

Softball vs. VIRGINIA ST. 12-4

Baseball vs. MARS HILL 15-0

Softball vs. VIRGINIA ST. 10-2

Baseball vs. MARS HILL 11-1

11
February 11

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Collegiate - Day 1 (St. Johns GC)

12
February 12

Track/Field @ Queens Multi Meet (Day 1) 

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Collegiate - Day 2 (St. Johns GC) 19th of 19

13
February 13

Track/Field @ Queens Multi Meet (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Coker 62-43

Basketball (M) @ Coker 94-69

1415
February 15

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Softball @ Barton 7-2

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 13-1

Lacrosse (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-10

Softball @ Barton 0-1

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-3

16
February 16

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 7-1

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 57-90

Lacrosse (W) @ Mount Olive 8-17

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 90-75

1718
February 18

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

Tennis (W) @ Shaw 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Shaw 2 p.m.

19
February 19

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC)

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1 p.m.

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 3 p.m.

20
February 20

Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 7 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.

21
February 21

Tennis (W) vs. LEES-McRAE 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 2 p.m.

22
February 22

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 2 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 6 p.m.

23
February 23

Track/Field @ SAC Championships (Day 1)

Softball @ USC Aiken 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 2 p.m.

Softball @ USC Aiken 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Florida Tech 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 6 p.m.

24
February 24

Track/Field @ SAC Championships (Day 2)

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 1 p.m.

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 3 p.m.

2526
February 26

Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.

27
February 27

Tennis (M) vs. JC SMITH 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 8 p.m.

28
February 28

Lacrosse (W) @ Limestone 4 p.m.

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