LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Sewanee swimming and diving teams saw new season highs at the Transylvania Invitational this weekend. Both teams earned fourth place finishes out of seven teams at the invitational.
INSIDE THE MEET
Sewanee Women's Swimming & Diving: Finished 4th out of seven teams
Sewanee Men's Swimming & Diving: Finished 4th out of seven teams
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WOMEN'S TOP PERFORMERS
-Meghan Mulhern qualified for the final in the 500-yard freestyle thanks to a second place time of 5:14.41 out of 22 swimmers. In the 500-yard final, the senior earned a season-best time of 5:12.11, collecting second place.
-Mulhern also qualified for the 200-yard freestyle final with a 2:02.53 time in the preliminaries. In the final, the Annapolis, Md. native swam to a fourth place finish at 1:59.37.
-Olivia Baker also earned a season-best in the preliminaries of the 100-yard breaststroke, swimming to a 1:08.90 time, improving her time by three seconds. In the final, the Atlanta, Ga. native finished fourth with a 1:08.37 mark.
-Baker finished third in the 200-yard breaststroke final, finishing third with a 2:32.73 time after a 2:36.58 time in the preliminaries.
-Kate del Balzo qualified for the 200-yard butterfly final with a 2:14.96 in the prelims. In the final, the freshman posted a fourth place finish of 2:13.36, a new season mark.
-On the diving platforms, Paisley Simmons finished in fourth out of eight divers with a 365.15-point effort in the one-meter dive. In the three-meter dive, the freshman finished second out of six divers with 390.15 points.
MEN'S TOP PERFORMERS
-Lee Haber improved on his season-best in the 200-yard individual medley, swimming to a second place finish time of 1:57.45 in the preliminary out of 23 swimmers in the event. In the final, the freshman improved his time by almost a full second, finishing third out of eight finalists with a 1:56.87 time.
-Haber also qualified in the 400-yard individual medley. The Atlanta, Ga. native won the prelim with a 4:10.19 time out of 14 swimmers. In the final, he earned second place honors with a 4:09.01 time, a new season high.
-In the 200-yard breaststroke, Haber finished second in the final with a 2:09.05 time after qualifying with a 2:11.92 time in the prelims.
-James Hoyt qualified for the 500-yard freestyle final with a season-best 4:50.19 time, good for fifth place out of 19 swimmers. In the championship, the Mountain Brook, Ala. native posted a 4:48.38 mark, good for second place.
-The freshman finished second out of 15 swimmers in the 1,650-yard freestyle, recording a new season-best time of 16:38.53, shedding 42 seconds off his previous best.
-Carl Failing improved his season-best by over 11 seconds on the weekend. The freshman tabbed a time of 1:56.31 in the prelims to qualify for the final, where he swam to a 1:54.19 time, good for third place.
-In the 100-yard backstroke, the Indianola, Miss. native made the final with a 51.71-second, second place performance out of 19 swimmers in the preliminaries. In the final, Failing earned second place with a season-best time of 51.56 seconds.
Competing in their last event in 2017, the Tigers will next swim in 2018 with a dual meet at Rhodes on Jan. 20. The Tigers final home meet of the season will occur on Jan. 26 with a dual against Birmingham-Southern.