Swimming & Diving Splits the Charleston Tri-Meet
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Seniors Lauren Parr (Canton, Ohio) and Courtney Martz (Woodbine, Ga.) led the Georgia Southern swimming & diving team (2-4) to a 214-82 win over the College of Charleston (1-4) with three first-place finishes each. The Eagles narrowly fell to North Florida (3-0) by eight points 149-141 to split the College of Charleston tri-meet Saturday.
Seven event wins and 20 top-three finishes highlighted Georgia Southern's second meet of the season. Parr recorded wins in the 100 Fly, 200 Fly and the 400 IM. Martz helped power two first-place relay teams - the 200 Medley Relay and 200 Free Relay - and won the 50 Free. Caroline Bevillard (Bishop, Ga.) recorded a first-place finish in the 200 Free with a time of 2:10.54.
The Eagles opened the tri-meet with a one-two finish in the 200 Medley Relay. The team of Lindsay Goodman (Knoxville, Tenn.), Ashley White (Charlotte, N.C.), Kristen Haudenschild (Woodbridge, Va.) and Martz finished with a time of 2:02.32. The B team of Bevillard, Parr, Caitlin Martin (Lilburn, Ga.) and Jordyn Pasley (Knoxville, Tenn.) came in second with a time of 2:04.69.
Georgia Southern also won the other Relay at the tri-meet. The A team of Martz, Ali Campbell (Alberta, Canada), Emily Fell (Brunswick, Ga.) and Pasley finished first with a time of 1:51.09. The B team of Caitlin Martin (Lilburn, Ga.), White, Katie Crider (Bloomington, Ind.) and Laurie Stephens (Atlanta, Ga.) finished third with a time of 1:53.08.
In freestyle action the Eagles placed 14 top-five finishes. The 50 Free saw the Eagles grab four of the top-five spots including first place. Martz won the event with a time of 27.59. Campbell came in less than a second behind Martz and placed second with a time of 28.27. Stephens and Crider placed fourth (28.55) and fifth (28.69) respectively.
In the 100 Free Georgia Southern grabbed second, third and fourth places. Bevillard finished second with a time of 1:01.26. Fell followed Bevillard with a time of 1:01.30, and Martz continued her impressive day with a fourth place finish (1:01.41).
The 200 Free saw another one-two finish by the Eagles. Bevillard led the way with a first-place finish (2:10.54). Pasley finished right behind her with a time of 2:11.07. Fell finished fourth with a time of 2:12.44.
Campbell recorded second place finishes in the 400 (4:33.56) and 800 Free (9:11.36) events. Pasley finished fifth in the 400 with a time of 4:40.14. Lindsay Mullican (Lancaster, Pa.) finished seventh in the 400 Free (4:40.61) and fifth in the 800 Free with a time of 9:27.40.
Parr highlighted the butterfly action winning both the 100 (1:05.58) and 200 Fly (2:22.41). Pirie Humphries (Athens, Ga.) placed third in the 200 Fly with a time of 2:29.05. Meredith Fehr (Matthews, N.C.) finished seventh in both events. In the 100 Fly she finished with a time of 1:10.51 and with a time of 2:35.00 in the 200 Fly.
In the fourth event of the afternoon the 100 Back, Goodman paced the Eagles with a second place finish (1:08.15). Freshman Holly Hirsch (Fort Mill, S.C.) came in sixth with a time of 1:11.44.
White finished second in the 100 Breast leading the way for Georgia Southern with a time of 1:16.64. Martin came in sixth with a time of 1:17.84.
Parr got her third win of the day with a first place finish in the 400 IM. Parr recorded a time of 5:06.36 to lead the Eagles in the event. Mullican finished 5th in the 400 IM with a time of 5:12.11.
The diving portion of the meet saw three career first dives for the Eagles. Alden Lynch (Jacksonville, Fla.) recorded her first career dives in the 1 meter and the 3 meter dives. She placed second in the 1 meter dive with a mark of 212.60 and second in the 3 meter with a mark of 222.80. Haudenschild placed sixth in the 1 meter (112.50) with her first career dive.
The swimming & diving team returns to action November 6th in their first home meet of the season against Campbell.
- Category: Swimming & Diving
- Published on Saturday, 24 October 2009 22:01