The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams swam in their final home meet of the season Saturday afternoon. Both teams were able to secure victories against the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) on Senior Day.
“I think this meet was a nice indicator of how hard we trained the past couple of weeks, and it showed by posting a number of very good times,” Head Coach Jon Howell said.
The Emory men were able to pull out a win by a score of 146-105, after winning 14 out of the 16 total events. Senior Miller Douglas was able to earn two provisional qualifying times, winning the 200 yard butterfly with a final time of 1:51.26 and the 400 yard individual medley with a final time of 4:05.74.
Seniors Justin Beegle and Ben Lee won in their final swim meet at home for Emory. Beegle won the 200 yard breaststroke with a final time of 2:06.40, while Lee won the three-meter dive with a final score of 288. Lee was able to win the 100-meter dive with a final score of 247.05.
“I’m really pleased with how I individually swam yesterday, and I’m also very impressed with how we performed as a team,” Beegle said. “Personally, it was special to earn an individual win in the 200 breaststroke in my final meet at Emory.”
The men also swept the relays, finishing first in the 200-yard medley relay with a final time of 1:34.20, and the 200 yard freestyle relay with a final time of 1:24.65.
With the win, the men’s team was able to improve its record to 1-5 on the season.
The Emory women’s team was able to win its meet by a score of 153-117. The team was able to get 12 NCAA qualifying times during the win.
The women’s NCAA qualifiers were led by senior Leslie Hackler, who recorded first place finishes in the 100 yard butterfly, with a final time of 57.44, the 200 yard butterfly, with a final time of 2:05.69, and the 200 yard medley relay team, with a final time of 1:47.01.
The team did well in the diving competitions, as junior Sarah Greene won both her events with NCAA qualifying times, finishing the one-meter dive with a final score of 269.40, and the three-meter dive with a final score of 266.18.
With the win, the women’s team was able to improve their record to 4-2 on the season.
Both the men’s and women’s teams will return to the pool in two weeks on Feb. 2 at 11 a.m., when they travel to the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Division I school, for their final dual meet on the season.
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