Swimming & Diving Places Third at Highlander Invitational
"We're really happy with how we finished in finals tonight," said Head Coach Nate Kellogg. "We had a lot of second swims, which was our goal for this meet, and some of our swimmers recorded lifetime best times."
Saturday's finals began with the 1650 Free where three Eagles finished inside the top-15, including Amber Juncker (Bogart, Ga.) who placed fourth (17:51.04), Lindsay Mullican (Lancaster, Pa.) who placed ninth (18:19.82) and Katlyn Jones who finished in 15th place (18:50.12).
Elaina Lanson (Wadsworth, Ohio) earned a third fourth-place finish for the Eagles in the 100 Free (52.63), while Kristen Bates (Peachtree City, Ga.) and Devan White (Kennesaw, Ga.) tied for 11th place (54.13).
Georgia Southern placed four swimmers in the top-15 in the 200 Butterfly, including Megan Ostrom (St. Louis Park, Minn.) in sixth (2:11.08), Mullican in ninth (2:13.69), Jones in 14th (2:15.96) and Pirie Humphries (Athens, Ga.) in 16th place (2:19.41).
The top finish on the day belonged to the 400 Free Relay team of Bates, White, Katie Crider (Bloomington, Ind.) and Lanson, who combined for a second-place finish (3:34.50) in the final event of the day. The team of Emily Fell (Brunswick, Ga.), Mullican, Schwartz and Juncker swam to a 12th-place finish (3:49.64) to round out the scoring for the Eagles.
Georgia Southern Swimming and Diving returns to the pool on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 12 p.m. when they host Gardner-Webb and Darton in a double-dual meet at the Recreation Activity Center (RAC).
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- Category: Swimming & Diving
- Published on Saturday, 19 November 2011 22:44