Liberty Wins 9 Friday Events, Bests UNC Asheville 203-134

Liberty vs. UNC Asheville

Courtesy: Liberty Athletics

The Liberty swimming & diving team picked up a 203-134 win over CCSA opponent UNC Asheville in a two-day meet which wrapped up on Saturday at the Liberty Natatorium.

The Lady Flames improved to 4-1 on the season while UNC Asheville fell to 1-4.

One big highlight in the meet came from sophomore Lauren Chennault, who set a new program record in one-meter diving (289.43) today.

Liberty Event Winners
• So. Lauren Chennault – 1-meter diving (289.43) (program record)

• So. Abigail Egolf-Jensen – Platform diving (223.28)*

• 400 medley relay – 3:54.26 (Payton Keiner – 56.73; Jessica Schellenboom – 1:05.84; Lindsey Cohee – 57.46; Hannah Baker – 54.23)

• Jr. Payton Keiner – 100 backstroke (55.46)

• Fr. Jessica Schellenboom – 100 breaststroke (1:06.27)

• So. Emma Hazel – 200 free (1:54.71)*

• Jr. Lindsey Cohee – 100 butterfly (57.24)*

• So. Chloe Rippey – 200 IM (2:12.48)*

• 200 freestyle relay – 1:36.40 (Payton Keiner – 24.20; Hannah Baker – 24.17; Brittany Weiss – 24.48; Colleen Donlin – 23.55)*

*Posted top score/time despite competing as exhibitions

Notable
• Chennault (289.43) broke her own program record in one-meter diving, qualifying for the 2020 NCAA Zone Diving Championships, which will be held in Morgantown, W.Va., March 9-11. Olivia Robinson qualified for the Zone Championships in one-meter diving in the season opener at Penn State, while Chennault and Abigail Egolf-Jensen both qualified in three-meter last night.

• Liberty posted 1-2-3 finishes in one-meter diving (Chennault, Egolf-Jenson, Kaylyn Goehl), platform diving (Egolf-Jensen, Chennault, Goehl), 400 medley relay, 100 backstroke (Keiner, Weiss, Shelby Haines) and 100 breaststroke (Schellenboom, Rippey, Alexis Plogger).

• Keiner (55.46 – 100 back), Chennault (289.43 – one-meter diving), Egolf-Jensen (223.28 – platform diving) and Ashley Sennett (18:14.01 – 1650 freestyle) all posted the best performance by a Lady Flame in those respective events so far this season.

• Liberty is now 5-0 all-time in dual meets against UNC Asheville.

• The Lady Flames are now 11-0 all-time at Liberty Natatorium.

• Liberty is 27-1 in its last 28 dual meets overall.

Historically Speaking
• In addition to Chennault’s program-record one-meter diving score, Kendal Irwin (227.78) moved into sixth place in program history in one-meter while Kaylyn Goehl (224.78) is now seventh and Allison Van Milligan (207.83) 10th.

• In platform diving, Egolf-Jensen (223.28), Goehl (174.60), Irwin (160.05) and Van Milligan are now third through sixth in program history in that order.

The Lady Flames won nine out of 10 events on Friday.

Liberty Event Winners
• 200 medley relay – 1:45.86 (Payton Keiner – 26.68; Hannah Baker – 29.84; Brittany Weiss – 25.65; Colleen Donlin – 23.69)

• So. Emma Hazel – 500 free (5:02.32)

• Sr. Hannah Baker – 50 freestyle (24.15); 100 freestyle (52.33)

• Jr. Payton Keiner – 200 backstroke (2:00.18)

• So. Lauren Chennault – 3-meter diving (292.20)

• Fr. Jessica Schellenboom – 200 breaststroke (2:21.46)

• Jr. Lindsey Cohee – 200 butterfly (2:02.45)

• 400 freestyle relay – 3:34.01 (Eva Suggs – 52.05; Hannah Baker – 52.64; Emma Hazel – 53.06; Carolyn Bolden – 56.26)

Notable
Lauren Chennault (292.20) and Abigail Egolf-Jensen (283.50) both earned qualifying scores for the 2020 NCAA Zone Diving Championships, which will be held in Morgantown, W.Va., March 9-11. Olivia Robinson qualified for the Zone Championships in one-meter diving in the season opener at Penn State.

• Liberty posted 1-2-3 finishes in the 200 backstroke (Keiner, Eva Suggs, Hazel), three-meter diving (Chennault, Abigail Egolf-Jensen, Allison Van Milligan) and 200 breaststroke (Schellenboom, Chloe Rippey, Cailin Carroll),

• Hazel (5:02.32 – 500 freestyle), Rippey (4:41.16 – 400 IM), Keiner (2:00.18 – 200 back), Chennault (292.20 – three-meter diving) and Schellenboom (2:21.46 – 200 breast) all posted the best performance by a Lady Flame in those respective events so far this season.

Historically Speaking
Abigail Egolf-Jensen‘s lifetime-best 283.50 in three-meter diving ranks third in program history in the event. Emily LaRocque (226.50) and Allison Van Milligan (225.53) moved into fourth and fifth, respectively, in program history in three-meter diving.

Eva Suggs (2:02.56) is now ranked 10th in program history in the 200 backstroke.

Up Next
The Lady Flames will fly to Utah for the first time in program history, competing at BYU on Nov. 8-9.

Courtesy: UNC Asheville Athletics

LYNCHBURG, Va. – UNC Asheville swim and dive put together an impressive second day of events during their dual meet versus Liberty on Saturday. The Bulldogs outscored the Flames in the day two events but ultimately fell 203-134.

Skylar Rogan secured nine points for the Bulldogs by claiming a first place finish with the top spot in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 17:15.17. Aleta Jewell finished third in the event with a time of 19:10.39.

Adee Weller claimed the number two spot in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:55.94. Skylar Rogan and Bela Stuart Vieira finished the event .09 seconds apart with Rogan completing a time of 1:58.21 and Stuart Vieira with a finish of 1:58.30.

Catherine Allen claimed four points for the Bulldogs by securing the second place spot in the 100 butterfly with a time of 58.93.

Jessica Brock set another UNC Asheville diving record, this time in the one meter dive, with a score of 171.98. Megan Almond also competed in the event and finished with a score of 118.43.

UNC Asheville claimed nine points in the 200 IM by finishing with the second, third and fourth fastest times. Madison Rogan led the Bulldogs with a time of 2:13.34 and Ellis Nelson was right behind with a time of 2:16.67. Christina Marshall was the third fastest Bulldog in the event with a time of 2:17.21.

UNC Asheville’s Relay A took the top spot in the 4×50 freestyle relay. The Bulldog quartet of Jessie Frank, Delaney Carlton, Adee Weller and Nora Segurola Larrinaga finished with the fastest time in the event at 1:39.08.

Quotable
“Another competitive day in the pool. Very happy to take the win in the 1650 by Skylar Rogan with an impressive time of 17:15.17. Strong second place finishes by Adee Weller (200 FS), Catherine Allen (100 Fly) and Madison Rogan (200 IM). An additional record earned in the 1 meter dive with Jessica Brock’s 171.98.” Head Coach Elizabeth Lykins

“This weekend’s experience on the road has been incredible with the entire team. I love having the support of my teammates and the ability to support others as we compete.” Jessica Brock, Freshman Diver

“I’m really proud of the team. Having a two-day meet can be a challenge, but we handled it well and it will definitely help us prepare for midseason and conference. I was really happy with my 100 fly today as I got to see my hard work pay off. Catherine Allen, Senior Swimmer

Day 1 Results
Madison Rogan secured nine points for the Bulldogs by claiming the top spot in the 400 IM with a season best time of 4:38.74. Ellis Nelson added to the Bulldogs point total in the event with a fourth place finish with a time of 4:48.55

UNC Asheville claimed another nine points in the 200 butterfly by securing the second, third and fourth place spots. Catherine Allen took the number two spot with a time of 2:07.34, while Madison Rogan took the third spot with a time of 2:09.90. Anna Nabors finished with a time 2:15.65 and a fourth place finish.

Jessica Brock set a new UNC Asheville school and freshman diving record, and a new personal best, with a score of 158.25 in the three meter dive.

Skylar Rogan and Catherine Allen claimed the third and fourth place spots in the 500 freestyle. Rogan finished with a time of 5:08.88 and Allen secured a time of 5:14.14.

Delaney Carlton took home a third place finish in the 50 freestyle with a time 24.39. That time was less than a half second off of the first place competitor.

Bela Stuart Vieira finished a second off of the top spot in the 100 freestyle with a third place finish and a time of 53.68.

Ellis Nelson claimed a fourth place finish in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:31.49.

What’s Next?
The Bulldogs will return home for a dual meet versus CCSA rival Georgia Southern on November 1-2. The diving portion of the meet will take place at 4 p.m., Friday, November 1, at the Jewish Community Center. The swimming portion of the meet will take place at 12 p.m., Saturday, November 2, at the Buncombe County Schools Aquatic Center.

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