February 27, 2012 Leave a comment
Last week the swimming and diving teams went to the Bluegrass Mountain Conference championships where they broke 13 school records. The women finished eighth while the men took a 12th-place finish.
Notable from Thursday was junior Amanda Skinner, who finished ninth in the 200-yard individual medley and set a new school record. The women’s 400 medley relay finished ninth and the men’s 200 medley was 10th.
Friday, Transy set school records in four events, including the women’s 200 freestyle relay, 200 medley relay and 400 individual medley. The other mark came in the men’s 200 medley relay. Among the record-breaking swimmers were Skinner, sophomores Chelsea Diamond and Carly Hubbard, first-year Allen King and seniors Ali Cahill, Yunan Yang, Brent Vorst and Joseph Porter.
Saturday, Diamond placed 10th in the 200 backstroke, Skinner was sixth in the 200 breaststroke and Hubbard finished 10th in the 200 butterfly. Cahill broke her own 100 freestyle record twice: first in the preliminaries and then again in the finals, where she finished 12th overall. The women’s 400 freestyle relay crushed the 2009 time and placed seventh overall. The men’s top finishers were Yang and first-year E.J. Quijano, who finished seventh and 16th respectively in the 200 breaststroke.
Track and field finishes indoor season
The track and field teams also competed last weekend, where the women finished 8th and the men 9th at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference indoor track championship.
Senior Lucy Wright was second in the shot put, setting a new school record. She also set a school record with the weight throw, in which she finished seventh overall. Fellow senior Betsy Heines cut 10 seconds off the school record with a time of 5:26 in the mile run. Heines also finished fourth in the 5-kilometer run, which landed her another school record.
For the men, first-year Ben Lyvers broke a school record in the 200-meter dash. Lyvers, along with sophomores Browning Smith and Mason Williams and senior Curtis Puryear, also set a record in the 4-by-200 relay.
Women finish strong with win over Bluffton
Women’s basketball ended its regular season with a 73-69 win over Bluffton University. The top scorer was first-year Jariana Gillespie with 26 points. Other contributors were fellow first-years Alex McKenzie, who had a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds, and Nicole Coffman with nine points, six assists and six rebounds. Junior Terra Lucas made a pair of free throws to clinch the lead for the Pioneers.