Trinity Men & Women Extend Leads On Day 2 Of SCAC Championships

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February 14th, 2020 College, NCAA Division III

SOUTHERN COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (SCAC) – MEN AND WOMEN

  • Dates: Wednesday, February 12-Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Location: Josh Davis Natatorium – San Antonio, TX
  • Defending Champion: Trinity women (16x); Southwestern men
  • Live Results: Available here
  • Live Video: Available here
  • Championship Central

Courtesy: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

MEN

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Trinity University took three of the top four spots in the 500 free to help push its lead over Southwestern University to over 50 points after the second day of the 2020 SCAC Men’s Swimming & Diving Championship. Official Website | Thursday’s Complete Results Photo Gallery | Video Interviews Playlist

With 326 points, the Texas Tigers hold a 51-point margin over Southwestern University. The Pirates remain in second place with 275 total points. Colorado College rounds out the top three as the CC Tigers sit with 242 points.

In the lone relay event of the night, Southwestern narrowly took top billing as the Pirate quartet of Sam Anderson, Henry McClure, Drew Anderson, and Keith Gill won the 200 free relay in 1:24.60. Trinity was just 0.01 seconds behind as the Tigers took second at 1:24.07. For the second straight year, after having never posted a top three finish in a men’s relay at conference in program’s history, Austin College finished in third – this year with a time of 1:25.50.

The individual competitions began with Trinity taking first, second and fourth in the 500 free. Beau Tipton won the event in 4:34.17 while Grayden Nelson was second touching the wall in 4:36.98. Colorado College’s Cade Thumann was third at 4:40.15 and Daniel Sarman took fourth for Trinity with a time of 4:40.86. The win for Tipton was his third career SCAC individual title.

Eric Dallesasse defended his 200 IM title by touching the wall first with a time of 1:52.43. It also marked his third win in the event in the last four years. Southwestern’s Anderson was second in 1:52.98. Rounding out the top three was Trinity’s Matt Lanzara who clocked a 1:54.29.

The evening concluded with the 50 free as Southwestern’s Gill defended his title with a winning time of 20.64. The win was also the fourth straight for the Pirates in the event. Trinity’s Shamzi Alkaff was second touching the wall in 21.00 seconds while Drew Anderson of Southwestern was third in 21.44 seconds.

With two days in the books the team standings after event 12 are as follows:

1) Trinity University – 326
2) Southwestern University – 275
3) Colorado College – 242
4) Austin College – 133
5) Centenary College – 130
6) University of the Ozarks – 105
7) McMurry University – 76

Competition continues on Friday with preliminaries beginning at 10:30 a.m., women’s and men’s finals at 6 p.m. Click here for the complete schedule of events.

WOMEN

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — With wins in the 200 free relay, 500 free, and 200 IM, the Trinity University women’s lead grew to nearly 100 points after Thursday’s action at the 2020 SCAC Swimming & Diving Championship.. Official Website | Thursday’s Complete Results Photo Gallery | Video Interviews Playlist

Trinity leads with 358 points, followed by Southwestern University, who has 277 points and Colorado College sits in third with 233 points.

Action began with the Texas Tigers winning the 200 free relay for the fifth time in six years as the team of Mabel Fowler, Star Rosales, Elizabeth Nelson, and Morgen Reyna touched the wall in 1:36.09. Southwestern was second with a time of 1:36.48 while Colorado College finished third in 1:39.92.

Fowler opened individual competition and continued with a win in the 500 free touching the wall in a new SCAC record time of 4:57.37, which was also good for a NCAA ‘B” cut. It marked her third-consecutive win in the event. Teammate Meghan Magill was second in 5:05.89 while Colorado College‘s Kate Brush was third with a time of 5:09.02.

The 200 IM saw last year’s runner-up, Reyna, win the SCAC title with a time of 2:07.46. It marked the first win for Trinity in the event since Kara Beauchamp in 2016. Two-time defending champion Rehgan Hartsell was second in 2:09.85. Centenary College‘s Kaylin Swoboda rounded out the top three with a time of 2:10.35.

The night concluded with the 50 free and saw an exciting finish as Jesse Stovall of Southwestern edged out teammate Emma Frey. Stovall clocked a finish of 23.59, good for a NCAA ‘B’ cut, while Frey touched the wall in 23.74 seconds. Trinity’s Rosales was third with a time of 23.94.

The team standings after the first two days is as follows:

1) Trinity University – 358
2) Southwestern University – 277
3) Colorado College – 233
4) Centenary College – 140
5) Austin College – 97
6) McMurry University – 92
7) University of the Ozarks – 90

Competition continues on Friday with preliminaries beginning at 10:30 a.m., women’s and men’s finals at 6 p.m. Click here for the complete schedule of events.

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