Cora Dupre Wins Three Events As Alabama Sweeps Birmingham Southern

by SwimSwam 1

October 26th, 2021 College, News, SEC

Alabama vs Birmingham Southern

  • Friday, October 22, 2021
  • Birmingham, Ala.
  • Results

Courtesy: Alabama Athletics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Alabama men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams came away with wins in the Crimson Tide’s first road meet of the season, beating Birmingham Southern at the Birmingham CrossPlex Friday afternoon. The Crimson Tide men won 194-91, while the women come out on top 201-85.

In addition to being its first road meet of the season, the contest also served as the Tide’s Power of Pink meet, with the team wearing pink caps in support of Alabama Athletics’ breast cancer awareness initiative.

Cora Dupre led the women’s team, winning the 200 freestyle, 200 backstroke and 200 individual medley. Derek Maas and Kaique Alves paced the men with two individual wins each. Maas finished first in the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke, while Alves won the 100 butterfly and 200 freestyle.

Head Coach Margo Geer Said

“The team is continuing to make strides in coming together and performing at the level they are capable. Today was a great opportunity for our student-athletes to get some competition experience away from our home pool and overall, the effort was good. We were able to have some people swim in some different events and we are continuing to translate our training habits into race efforts. As we are moving closer to our mid-season meets, there is certainly a lot more work to be done, but we are making great progress toward our goals for the championship season.”

The Women’s Meet

The Men’s Meet

  • Matt MenkeTrey SheilsBen Hines and Kaique Alves started the men’s meet off with a 200 medley relay win, while Bernardo Bondra de Almeida, Alves, Hines and Jonathan Berneburg closed the competition with a 400 freestyle relay victory
  • Derek Maas won the 100 breaststroke and the 200 individual medley while Alves touched first in both the 100 butterfly and 200 freestyle
  • Hunter Jaynes won the 1-meter springboard, while Mohamed Farouk took first off the 3-meter board
  • Blake Peeples won the first individual race of the day, taking top honors in the 1,000 freestyle and Gil Kiesler picked up the win in the 500 freestyle event, while Berneburg won the shortest race of the day, the 50 freestyle
  • Rookies Bondra de Almeida and Linus Kahl both won individual events with Bondra de Almeida taking first in the 100 freestyle and Kahl in the 200 butterfly
  • Eric Stelmar won the 100 backstroke, while Menke took first the 200 backstroke
  • Sheils added the 200 breaststroke win to his relay victory

Up Next

  • For it’s next meet, the Crimson Tide returns to the Alabama Aquatic Center to open its Southeastern Conference slate against LSU on Friday, Nov. 5
  • The Alabama-LSU meet is slated to start at 12 p.m. CT with diving, while the swimming events will get underway at 1 p.m. CT

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Courtesy: Birmingham Southern Athletics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Birmingham-Southern men’s swimming and diving team competed against the University of Alabama on Friday at the Birmingham Crossplex.

While this was a tough meet for the Panthers, there were standout performances during the events.

Chase Bolding recorded a time of 51:67 in the 100-yard butterfly placing him in first place in this event. Coming in second place was Jalen McDade with a time of 54:56. Right behind McDade, in third place, was Cameron Coffey with a time of 55:62. The Panthers kept the winning streak going into the 200-yard IM. Charlie Fountain finished first place with a time of 2:05.31. Aden Kraft finished with a time of 2:05.59 to put him in second place. Patty Esposito came in third place with a time 2:08.40.

In the three-meter dive, the Panthers took first and second place in this event. Avery Balch came in first place with a final score of 283.50. Coming in second place is Mason Legg with a final score of 136.13.

Up Next
The Panthers next meet will be November 6th against the University of Montevallo.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Panthers women’s swimming and diving team battled against Division I school, University of Alabama, Friday at the Birmingham Crossplex.

Competing against higher division athletes did not stop the Panthers from placing high in their events.

Mary Miller Goldberg finished in third place in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 11:19.31. Ella Falco finished in third place with a time of 5:22.23 in the 500-yard freestyle. Right behind her in fourth place was Anna Jordan Luth with a time of 5:38.62. The Panthers took first through fifth place against Alabama in 100-yard butterfly. Jocelyn Helsby came in first with a time of 1:02.99. Sabrina Morgavi finished second with a time of 1:04.17. Right behind her with a time of 1:04.67 in third place was Mary Miller Goldberg. Going into the 200-yard IM, the panthers managed to take first through fifth place in this event also. Luth finished with a time of 2:21.12 to place her in first. Katherine Pepe finished in second with a time 2:23.39.  Lauren Lacson was right behind her in third place with a time of 2:24.42.

In the three-meter dive, Cassie Ruiz held it down for the Panthers. Ruiz came in first place with a final score of 164.48.

Up Next
The Panthers next meet will be November 6th against the University of Montevallo.

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