Emmanuel Victorious over St. Andrews; Fall to SCAD in Tri Meet

WOMEN

Swim Meet results

The Emmanuel College Lady Lions traveled to Laurinburg, NC on Saturday to compete in a Tri meet with SCAD (No. 3 ranked team in NAIA) and St. Andrews University.

Emmanuel outscored St. Andrews (120-27). SCAD outscored Emmanuel (128-60).

All totaled, the ladies won two of the nine individual events and one of two relays.

“Congrats to the SCAD Lady Bees, this was a great experience for our ladies to compete with a top-3, nationally-ranked NAIA team,” said Head Coach Allen Gilchrest.  “They are a very strong team and we look forward to competing with them again at NAIA nationals in March.  The St. Andrews Lady Knights competed well against our Ladies, I am proud of our Lady Lions team effort, especiallyEmma Tamblyn swimming the 1000 for the first time and Stephanie Gratz swimming the 200 IM for the first time.”

Top scorers for Emmanuel:

Emma Tamblyn 3rd in1000 free (12:58.36)
Diana Tobo 4th in 200 free (2:03.13)
Emma Tamblyn 5th in 50 free (28.36)

Paisley Whitaker 5th in 200 IM (2:45.05)
Savannah Gratz 4th in 200 fly (2:51.66)
Emma Tamblyn 4th in 100 free (1:02.35)

Diana Tobo 1st in 200 back (2:10.75) NAIA national cut
Justine Wright 3rd in 500 free (6:56.34)
Diana Tobo 1st in 200 breast (2:41.81)

Whitaker, Wright, Lamont, Gratz 1st in the 400 free relay (4:13.47)

All eight ladies contributed points in the individual events for EC showing a true team effort.

EC Men’s & Women’s Swimming hosts Warren Wilson College on Saturday February 1 in their final dual meet of the season. This is also EC Swimming’s Senior Day. The team will recognize its two Seniors, Male swimmer Keene Johnson and female swimmer Justine Wright.

MEN

The Emmanuel College Lions traveled to Laurinburg, NC on Saturday to compete in a Tri meet with St. Andrews University (No. 1 ranked team in NAIA) and SCAD No. 2 ranked team in NAIA). St. Andrews outscored Emmanuel (120-66). SCAD outscored Emmanuel (146-52).

All totaled, the Men won one of the nine individual events and finished third in both relays.

“Congrats to the SCAD Bees and the St. Andrews Knights, this was a great experience for our men to compete with two top-3, nationally-ranked NAIA teams,” said Head Coach Allen Gilchrest.  “These two teams have very good depth. We look forward to competing with them again at NAIA nationals in March.”

Top scorers for Emmanuel:

Hernando, Rowe, Aguilar, Wasden 3rd in 400 Medley Relay (3:41.52) NAIA national cut
Wyatt Nicholson 4th in1000 free (11:48.05)
Juan Felipe Rico Hernandez 7th in 200 free (1:57.11)
Jackson Wasden 4th in 50 free (21.96) NAIA national cut

Santiago Aguilar 5th in 200 IM (2:07.19)
Santiago Aguilar 1st in 200 fly (1:59.08) NAIA national cut
Jackson Wasden 5th in 100 free (50.62)

Juan Felipe Rico Hernandez 5th in 200 back (2:06.27)
Wyatt Nicholson 3rd in 500 free (5:47.33)
Clement Rowe 5th in 200 breast (2:33.27)

Buttler, Howard, Nicholson, Rabern 3rd in the 400 free relay (3:42.19)

All eleven EC men contributed points in the meet, showing a good team effort.

EC Men’s & Women’s Swimming hosts Warren Wilson College on Saturday, February 1 in their final dual meet of the season. This is also EC Swimming’s Senior Day. The team will recognize its two Seniors, Male swimmer Keene Johnson and female swimmer Justine Wright.

This release was provided to SwimSwam courtesy of  Emmanuel College Swimming.

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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