Georgia Southern Downs Defending NAIA Champions SCAD

SCAD v. Georgia Southern

  • Savannah, Georgia
  • Friday, September 28, 2018
  • Meet Results
  • Score: Georgia Southern 181, SCAD 81

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Courtesy of Georgia Southern Athletics

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Georgia Southern women’s swimming opened the 2018-19 season with a 181-81 dual meet win over defending NAIA national champion Savannah College of Art and Design – Savannah on Friday afternoon at the Chatham County Aquatic Center in Savannah.

The Eagles and Bees competed in 14 events, with Georgia Southern claiming wins in all 14 events on the day. Eleven of the 14 events were sprint events, and the Eagles won both relay events as well.

“I was really reassured with it being 50s and 100s, that most of them, even my 500 and 1000 girls, were getting out and saying that they felt like they could keep going on, which is a part of where we are in training in that aerobic phase,” Head Coach Amanda Caldwell said. “They felt like they still had their legs. So that’s good.”

Anna Moers paced the Eagles swimmers on the day by winning three individual races. The junior claimed both backstroke events, winning the 50 Backstroke (26.89) and the 100 Backstroke (59.13), while also winning the 100 Individual Medley (1:00.77). Senior Bre Stuart was also a part of three wins, capturing a pair of individual races, the 50 Breaststroke (31.51) and the 100 Breaststroke (1:08.26), while also swimming a leg of the 4×50 Medley Relay team that captured the first event of the meet. Sophomore Klaudia Holt also won two individual races, claiming the 500 Freestyle (5:16.10) and the 1000 Freestyle (10:41.78).

Freshman Melissa Cox enjoyed a strong debut for the Eagles as her first two collegiate races were wins – she swam the anchor leg of the 4×50 Medley Relay win and then picked up the individual win in the 50 Freestyle (24.67).

Other individual race winners on the day included sophomore Jessica Ware (100 Butterfly, 59.01); senior Morgan Fleming (100 Freestyle, 54.00); sophomore Mackenzie Brown (50 Butterfly, 27.21) and senior Courtney Schaefer (200 Freestyle, 1:58.36).

The Eagles finished the meet with a strong swim in the 4×50 Freestyle Relay, winning in a time of 1:40.77. Click here for full meet results (PDF).

The Georgia Southern divers will be opening up their regular season on Saturday at the Moultrie (Ga.) Invitational, while the swimming & diving team as a whole will be next in action on Friday, October 19th, in the Eagles’ home opener at the RAC on campus at 4 p.m.

Courtesy of SCAD Athletics

QUICK SWIM: The SCAD women’s swimming team hosted NCAA Division I Georgia Southern on Friday at the Chatham County Aquatic Center.

TEAM SCORE: The Bees took second place in the meet with 81 points. The Eagles won with 181 points.

PROGRAM RECORD: Freshman Kaylen Hou broke the school record in the 100-yard IM with a second-place time of 1:01.62. The previous record was set by Hannah Legg on January 9, 2016 at the Converse Quad.

TOP THREE FINISHES: Julie Henninger finished second in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 28.63 while Sarah Scargill came in second in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:10.38.

Hou and Scargill took second and third in the 50-yard breaststroke with respective times of 32.09 and 32.51.

In the 1000-yard freestyle, April O’Gorman placed third with a time of 11:02.63, the sophomore followed up with a third-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle (5:21.22).

Lydia Reinhardt came in third in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:01.13 while Anna Kate McGinty finished in third in the 50-yard freestyle (24.97).

With a time of 55.38, Sarah Lacusky finished in third in the 100-yard freestyle.

In the 50-yard butterfly, McGinty finished in third with a time of 27.92.

TOP RELAYS: The 4×50-yard medley relay team of Henninger, Hou, Reinhardt and McGinty took second with a time of 1:51.87.

Lacusky, McGinty, Chloe Hui and Henninger placed second in the 4×50 yard freestyle relay.

WHAT’S NEXT? The Bees will travel to Atlanta, Ga. for a meet with Georgia Tech on October 19 at 2:00 p.m.

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