Eagles Send Off Seniors with Win
STATESBORO, Ga. – The Georgia Southern Swimming and Diving team sent their seniors out on a high note as they beat conference foe UNC Asheville 146-100 on Saturday, Jan. 19 in the Recreation Activity Center. The Eagles improve to 6-2 on the year and the Bulldogs fall to 2-5.
Emily Fell, Pirie Humphries, Alden Lynch and Lindsay Mullican all competed in their last home meet at the RAC.
“We always want to make sure that we win on the last day our seniors will ever have a meet here, said Head Coach Nathan Kellogg. “We wanted to make sure that we not only honor our seniors with a win but that we also finish all our home meets with a win.”
The Eagles won every event but the 100 and 200 Breast and several Eagles set personal bests as well as season bests in events they do not usually compete in.
“We don’t know how good someone can be at some thing before they do it. It opens up our eyes to possibilities of what they can do at the conference meet. It is also to give them a mental break from doing the same day in and day out,” said Kellogg.
Humphries waved the RAC goodbye in style, finishing second in the 200 Fly (2:11.60). In an exciting race, Freshman Katlyn Jones just beat Humphries with her new college best of 2:11.43.
Mullican also had a strong last showing at home, finishing third in the 100 Fly with a personal best time of 2:11.60. Fell topped off a solid performance by the senior swimmers with a new season-best time in the 100 Free (55.97), finishing third as well.
Fellow senior Lynch scored 215.55 in the three-meter and 219.08 in the one-meter dive.
Even though the Eagles are sending off four seniors, the future is bright for Georgia Southern Swimming and Diving. Freshman Christina Moran finished first and set a new personal best in the 200 Free with a time of 1:58.02 and fellow Freshman Rebecca Alves claimed the top spot in the 200 IM with a new personal record of (2:12.85).
The Eagles are now only one month away from the CCSA Championships and today’s win against a conference opponent has showed them what’s in store.
“Conference meets are a lot different than dual meets. Today really opened our eyes to the things we need to continue to work and continue to get better at as well as the things that we have improved upon in the last couple weeks,” concluded Kellogg.
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- Category: Swimming & Diving
- Published on Saturday, 19 January 2013 22:06