Emory Splits with Birmingham-Southern, Commands Early DIII Top 10

Oct 24, 2015

The Emory Eagles women claimed victory at home earlier today over Birmingham-Southern College, 155-111. The Eagles men fell to BSC 110-133.

Highlighting the women’s side of the meet were Emory junior Annelise Kowalsky and sophomore Julia WawerBoth posted B cut times in at least one individual event as they led the Eagles to claiming victory this afternoon.

Kowalsky posted B cuts in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.03) and 200 breaststroke (2:23.01) as well as claiming an additional victory in the 200 IM (2:07.70). Those three times also rank her first in the DIII pool so far for this season.

Wawer ran away with the victory in the 200 freestyle (1:52.88) by nearly four seconds, and was just a shade off her nation-leading time from early October (1:52.86). That puts her out ahead in DIII by a healthy margin of just under 2.5 seconds. Wawer also touched the wall first in the 100 freestyle (52.46).

The other event winners for the Eagles included Claire Liu (100 back, 57.52), Fiona Muir (100 fly 57.63), Rebecca Upton (1000 free, 10:36.76), Marissa Bergh (50 free, 23.93), and Mara Rosenstock (1M Diving, 295.58; 3M Diving 266.33). After diving, Emory chose to exhibition its remaining athletes with exception of the 800 freestyle relay. The women who were first to the wall in the exhibitioned events were Meg Campbell (200 butterfly, 2:10.46), Ellie Thompson (200 backstroke, 2:05.17), and Shelby Fruge (500 free, 5:10.50).

Many of these individual event winners also posted the top times in Division III this year as well, including Thompson (by over 2 seconds), Muir, Upton and Bergh.


On the men’s side, the Eagles claimed seven official victories, with more first place touches going to exhibitioned swimmers. The official victories went to Chandler Lichtefeld (200 IM, 1:55.22), Mitchell Cooper, (1000 free, 9:38.31), Christain Baker (200 free, 1:41.39), Zachary Chen (100 back, 52.37), John Copses (100 breast, 59.17), Thomas Gordon (100 fly, 51.83), Oliver Smith (50 free, 20.91) and RJ Clark (1M Diving, 211.20; 3M Diving, 295.58).

Baker, Cooper and Lichtefeld all have the top times in their respective events at this point in the season. (Baker also has the top time in the 500 from this meet, leading the field by over six seconds. Cooper also has the top 200 backstroke time from this meet.)

First-to-the-wall swimmers for Emory include John Galvin (200 fly, 1:56.58), Alex Hardwick (100 free, 46.47), Cooper (200 back, 1:52.44), Baker (500 free, 4:36.79), and Lichtefeld (200 breast, 2:10.42).

For complete meet results, click here.

The Eagles return to the pool November 7th for a tri meet with Savannah College of Arts and Design and Brenau on the SCAD campus in Savannah, GA.

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