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L-R Women And Men’s Swimming Finish Fourth At Conference Championship
Micah McRea got an NCAA "B" cut time in the 200 breaststroke.
Photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

L-R Women and Men’s Swimming Finish Fourth at Conference Championship

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Swimming team finished up their most successful Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championship in school history. The Bears finished in 4th place throughout the four day event and scored the most points they have ever in the event with 711 points.

On the last night, two more team records fall. First Lisa Boernigen broke the school record in the 100 free with a 52.02 time. The time was also good for a NCAA “B” cut time.

Then later in the evening, Kiana Schumacher broke the team record with a 2:05.91 time in the 200 back.

The Bears also got great performances from Kimberly Scheiber in the 200 Breast with a 2:29.17 time and Sarah Helfert in the 1650 free. Helfert had a time of 18:01.73 in the event. Then to finish the championship, the team of Boernigen, Helfert, Scheiber and Elizabeth Bowman finished 4th in the 400 Free relay with a time of 3:37.70.

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Swimming team finished up their most successful Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championship in school history. The Bears finished in 4th place throughout the four-day event and scored the most points they have ever in the event with 812.50 points.

Micah McRea, who qualified for a championship event in all four nights, got an NCAA “B” cut time in the 200 breast. McRea finished third with a time of 2:01.07.

McRea’s time was also a new team record but that was not the only record that fell on day 4. Jacob Greene broke the team record in the 200 back with a time of 1:49.78.

Then to end of the championship event, the team of McRea, Greene, Spencer Ashby and Jacob Queen broke the team record in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

As the Bears finish up their best finish in the BMC Championship they will head to Charlotte next week to complete in the Royal Open.