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Micah McRea
Hickory native Micah McRea had one of the top finishes of the weekend for the Bears, finishing sixth in the 200 IM.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

L-R Swimming Hosts Tri-Meet

Lisa Boernigen and Elizabeth Bowman combined for five wins in the pool as the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Swimming Team split a tri-meet Saturday afternoon.

The Bears defeated Lees-McRae easily with a 161-57 victory but fell to SAC-foe Catawba 155-95 on the afternoon inside Shuford Pool.

Boernigen won three events as the senior took home wins in both freestyle races than won the 400 IM to finish her afternoon. Boernigen won the 100 Free with a time of 54.59 than the 200 Free with a time of 1:57.60.

Fellow senior Bowman also won both of her freestyle races. Bowman had a time of 5:34 in the 500 Free after she took home the 1000 Free with a time of 11:26.36.

Ella Penny got the other victory for the Bears in the 200 Back with a time of 2:12.55.

Micah McRea won three events, and Renato Herran won a pair of races as the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Swimming Team split a home tri-meet on Saturday inside Shuford Pool.

The Bears defeated Catawba 132-118 but dropped a close one to Lees-McRae 132-123 to earn a split on the afternoon.

McRea started his afternoon with wins in both breaststroke races. In the 100-yard breaststroke, McRea finished with a time of 57.07 seconds, then had a time of 2:07.38 in the 200-yard breaststroke. McRea finished his hat trick with a victory in the 400 IM.

Herran got his wins in the freestyle events. Herran first won the 200 Free with a time of 1:45.62, then took home the gold in the 100 Free with a time of 48.05.

Levi McRea swam 10:15 to win the 1000 Free to open up individual events after the Bears tallied a 400 Medlay Relay win. The relay team consisted of Micah McRea, Christopher Glebus, Nathan McCormick and Herran.

The Bears will head to Charlotte for the Fall Frenzy, hosted by Queens University starting on November 18th.