The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s and Women’s Swim teams broke several records at the Winter Round Robin hosted by Wingate University Wednesday afternoon.
For the men’s squad, the highlight of the day was the team record broken in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:20.75. The 400 medley relay team was composed of Jacob Greene, Jacob Queen, Spencer Ashby and Micah McRea. Greene also broke the school record in the backstroke leg of the relay by .04 seconds. Other strong performances of the day, McRea and Queen finished 1st and 2nd respectively in the 200 yard IM with times of 1:49.99 and 1:50.81. Both times were good for D2 Nationals B cuts. Ashby led LR in the 50 yard freestyle finishing 5th with a time of 21.24. Alex Ballard also showed out and led the charge for LR in the 500 yard freestyle finishing 6th with a time of 4:41.59.
For the women’s side, the 200 yard Freestyle Relay team started off the day finishing 2nd with a time of 1:39.24. The team was composed of Lauren Rutherford, Lisa Boernigen, Elizabeth Bowman, and Sarah Helfert. LR also had strong performances in the 500 yard freestyle with Helfert and Bowman finishing 4th and 5th respectively with times of 5:13.47 and 5:13.52. Boernigen displayed a dominant performance in the 200 yard IM finishing 4th with a time of 2:05.08. Kelsey Krumanocker and Kiana Schumacher also finished strong in the 200 yard Im finishing 12th and 13th with times of 2:13.55 and 2:13.94. Rutherford also contributed placing 9th in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 25.09.
The Bears will be back in action tomorrow as the swim against Queens in Day 2 of the Winter Round Robin.