Trinity Men & Women Lead After Day 1 Of SCAC Championships

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February 13th, 2020 College, NCAA Division III

SOUTHERN COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (SCAC) – MEN AND WOMEN

Courtesy: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

WOMEN’S RECAP

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Trinity University women opened defense of their league title by jumping out to a slim 110-102 lead over rival Southwestern University after day one of the SCAC Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship. Official Website | Wednesday’s Complete Results Photo Gallery

The Pirates took top honors in the 200 medley relay for the third straight year when Emma Frey, Rehgan Hartsell, Jesse Stovall, and Catherine Hiebel touched the wall in 1:47.42. The Trinity Tigers followed closely behind at 1:48.40 while Colorado College was third with a time of 1:50.06.

The 800 freestyle relay saw Trinity set a new meet record as Morgen Reyna, Meghan Magill, Libby Goode, and Mabel Fowler finished in 7:36.27. That time also earned an NCAA-B cut mark. The win marked the fourth-straight victory for the Texas Tigers in the event. Southwestern finished in second at 7:49.11 while the Colorado Tigers were third clocking in at 7:52.95.

The team standings after the first two events are as follows:

1) Trinity University – 110
2) Southwestern University – 102
3) Colorado College – 88
4) Centenary College – 80
5) Austin College – 72
6) McMurry University – 60
7) University of the Ozarks – 52

Competition continues on Thursday 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.

MEN’S RECAP

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – With wins in both the 200 medley relay and the 800 freestyle relay, the Trinity University men opened a 116-94 lead over Southwestern University after the first day of the 2020 SCAC Men’s Swimming & Diving Championship. Official Website | Wednesday’s Complete Results Photo Gallery

The Tiger men missed tying the SCAC championship meet record by less than a second when the quartet of Matt Lanzara, Spencer Steward, Ben Adams, and Shamzi Alkaff touched the wall with a time of 1:32.82. Trinity claimed its first win in the event since 2018. The Pirates followed closely behind in second when Southwestern finished just 0.36 seconds behind with a time of 1:33.18. The second place finish was just the second time since 2015 that Southwestern did not win the event. Rounding out the top three was Colorado College who finished in 1:35.96.

Trinity’s Beau Tipton, Daniel Sarman, Eric Grace, and Grayden Nelson set a John Davis Pool record by winning the 800 freestyle relay with a time of 6:48.46. It marked the fourth-fastest time in meet history and was the fifth time since 2014 that the Tigers took top honors in the event. Colorado College finished in second at 6:52.77 while third place went to Southwestern when the Pirates touched the wall in 6:58.32.

The team standings after the first two events are as follows:

1) Trinity University – 116
2) Southwestern University – 94
3) Colorado College – 90
4) Centenary College – 74
5) University of the Ozarks – 64
6) McMurry University – 52
7) Austin College – 50

Competition continues on Thursday 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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