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Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Swimming Finish Fourth, Women Fifth at SAC Championship

As the 2024 SAC Swimming Championships come to an end, the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Swimming Team finished fifth with a score of 575 points.

On the final day of the conference championships, LR’s best finish was in the 400-yard freestyle relay when the group of Anna Buchert, Devin Poteat, Ann-Cathrine Beissel, and Trinity Price recorded a fourth-place finish with a time of 3:39.06

For the individual events, Devin Poteat secured a ninth-place overall finish in the 200-yard breaststroke with her time of 2:24.10, which was also good enough to win the “B” race.

That was not the only LR swimmer to win a race in the 200-yard breaststroke as Olivia DeRosier took the top spot in the “C” race with a 2:32.28 result.

The Richmond, Va. native finished 17th in the overall event and outperformed her teammates, Dana Watson and Emma Nash, who recorded 21st and 23rd placements with their respective times of 2:41.52 and 2:55.68.

In the 200-yard backstroke event, Price registered a time of 2:19.86. While the Kings Mountain N.C. native rounded out the Top 15 with her time, Sydney Huffman rounded out the Top 20 with a time of 2:28.73.

For the 100-yard freestyle competition, LR had three participants who competed in the “C” race. Beissel had the best time amongst her teammates as the freshman finished 18th with a time of 55.53.

Also racing for the Bears were Jenna Malave and Katherine Hudson. Malave, who finished 20th, tallied a time of 57.05, while Hudson, who finished just behind Malave for 21st, recorded a 57.21 result.

The 2024 SAC Women’s Swimming Champions are the Wingate Bulldogs. The top team in the conference recorded a final score of 1894 points, which was over 300 points better than runner-up Carson-Newman, who finished with 1557 points.

FINAL WOMEN’S TEAM RANKING
1) Wingate – 1894
2) Carson-Newman – 1557
3) Catawba – 1443
4) Emory & Henry – 613.5
5) Lenoir-Rhyne – 575
6) Mars Hill – 554.5

As the 2024 SAC Swimming Championships reach its final day, the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Swimming Team holds fourth place with a 455 score.

Coming off her third-place finish in the 400-yard individual medley on Thursday, Buchert registered another Top 10 finish with an eighth-place result in the 500-yard freestyle.

The freshman recorded a time of 5:09.14 as she competed in the “A” race in the event. Joining Buchert in the competition was Malave and Isabelle Hurd, who finished 20th and 22nd with times of 5:31.63 and 5:36.94, respectively.

In addition to competing in the 500-yard freestyle, Buchert recorded a ninth-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly with her time of 2:09.74.

While the time was good enough to win the “B” race, she posted better times than Beissel, who tallied a time of 2:18.95 to finish 14th, and Hurd who tallied a time of 2:20.50 to finish 15th. Watson, who produced a time of 2:31.88, rounded out the Top 20.

Adding to her two individual races, Buchert was a part of the 800-yard freestyle relay team alongside Poteat, DeRosier and Price. The four-woman team notched a time of 8:06.40 to finish sixth in the event.

For Poteat and DeRosier, the pair also competed in the 100-yard breaststroke event. Poteat, the sophomore out of Denver, N.C., recorded a time of 1:07.40 to finish 12th in the event, as for DeRosier, the freshman from Richmond, Va., finished 18th with a 1:09.06 result.

As for Price, the sophomore registered a time of 1:03.59 in the 100-yard backstroke to win the “C” race and finish 17th overall, edging out teammate Nash, who finished 18th with a time of 1:09.93.

Despite the two performances, neither representative had the best time for the Bears, as Hudson finished 15th at 1:02.07 in the “B” race.

As the 2024 SAC Swimming Championships reach the halfway mark, the LR Women’s Swimming Team holds onto its fifth-place position with a score of 277.5 points.

Buchert recorded the best time out of any LR participant through the first two days of the conference championships with a third-place finish in the 400-yard individual medley.

The freshman from Spartanburg, S.C. led the field for the Bears with a time of 4:33.13. Following Buchert was DeRosier and Hurd, who finished 13th and 22nd with times of 4:43.91 and 4:53.71, respectively.

In the 200-yard freestyle event, Poteat took the top spot in the “C” final with a time of 1:56.97 to finish 17th overall in the field. Also competing in the specific race were Price and Huffman, who finished 21st and 24th with times of 2:04.09 and 2:09.98, respectively.

For the 100-yard butterfly, the Bears had four participants who competed in the “C” final of the event. Beissel had the fastest time out of the bunch with an 18th-place result of 59.99.

Other swimmers in the race included Hudson, who had a 20th-place finish with her time of 1:01.66. Finishing back-to-back for the Bears were Malave and Watson, who had times of 1:05.74 and 1:05.86 to record overall finishes of 23rd and 24th.

To wrap up the second day of the events, LR took a fifth-place finish in the 400-yard individual medley relay with a time of 4:07.03. The four-woman team was comprised of Hudson, Poteat, Beissel, and Buchert.

Through the first day of the 2024 SAC Swimming Championships, the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Swimming Team has a fourth-place score of 155.

The women’s 200-yard medley relay “A” team had the best finish out of all LR performances with a fifth-place time of 1:56.83. The four-woman team was comprised of Price, DeRosier, Beissel, and Hurd.

For the women’s 200-yard freestyle relay, the LR “A” team recorded a sixth-place finish with a time of 1:47.54. This group was made up of Nash, Hudson, and DeRosier.

Sandwiched between the two relay events were three individual finals: the 50-yard and 1000-yard freestyles in addition to the 200-yard individual medley.

The busiest field for the Bears was the 1000-yard freestyle, led by Buchert, who finished eighth with a time of 10:36.92. The freshman from Spartanburg, S.C. had the best individual time of the day for all LR participants.

Also competing in the 100-yard freestyle was Malave, Hurd and Price, who finished 20th, 21st and 24th, respectively.

Malave, the Cumming, Ga. native finished with a time of 11:22.62, edging out her teammate, Hurd, who recorded a 11:26.06 result. Meanwhile, Price got into the Top 25 with her time of 11:34.26.

In the 200-yard individual medley, Poteat recorded a time of 2:09.53 in the “B” final to capture an 11th overall finish in the event. Meanwhile, DeRosier finished with a time of 2:12.94 in the “C” final to come just short of the Top 20 with a 21st place finish.

For the 50-yard freestyle, Hudson was the lone competitor for the Bears and recorded a time of 26.07 in the “C” final to finish 20th.

As the 2024 SAC Swimming Championships come to an end, the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Swimming Team finished fourth with a score of 827 points.

On the final day of the conference championships, LR’s best finish was in the 400-yard freestyle relay when the group of Christopher Glebus, Renato Herran, Christopher Forsey, and Levi McRea recorded a fifth-place finish with a time of 3:09.66.

The best individual competition that LR had on the fourth day was the 1650-yard freestyle which saw two LR swimmers place in the Top 10.

Brooks Higginbotham, the freshman out of Auburn, Ala., finished eighth in the event with a time of 16:12.89; which was just a second faster than McRea, who placed ninth in the field with his 16:14.23 result.

Another LR participant to finish in the Top 10 on the day was Jake Simpson, who placed ninth in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:54.52. Simpson, who won the “B” race, bested out teammates McRea and Matthew Stein, who finished 11th and 14th with times of 1:55.24 and 1:58.91, respectively.

Meanwhile in the “C” race of the event, Michael Caram, Jack Turcotte and Angel Lopez-Arredondo finished in a row from 20th to 22nd. Caram registered a time of 2:14.43, which was just a second faster Turcotte’s time of 2:15.70. For Lopez-Arredondo, the junior finished with a time of 2:28.59.

In the 100-yard freestyle event, LR had five participants who competed while Glebus had the best time of 46.19 to finish 11th. Also competing in the “B” race was Herran, who finished less than three tenths of a second behind Glebus at 46.47 for 13th.

The other three participants for the Bears came in the “C” race as Jack Turcotte, Avery Cochran and Noble Cusick finished consecutively from 21st to 23rd. Turcotte, who tallied a time of 51.19, edged out Cochran, who finished with a 51.32 result. Cusick rounded out the LR swimmers with his time of 52.55.

For the 200-yard breaststroke event, Forsey notched a time of 2:08.85 to finish 13th overall. The sophomore from Concord, N.C. bested out his teammate, Carson Cochrane, in the “B” race who finished 15th overall with a 2:17.69 result.

LR additionally had two participants in the “C” race with Davis Hull and Cordin Schrum, who finished 18th and 19th with times of 2:13.58 and 2:15.24, respectively.

The 2024 SAC Men’s Swimming Champions are the Wingate Bulldogs. The top team in the conference recorded a final score of 1870 points, which was over 500 points better than runner-up Catawba, who finished with 1349 points.

FINAL MEN’S TEAM RANKING
1) Wingate – 1870
2) Catawba – 1349
3) Carson-Newman – 1185
4) Lenoir-Rhyne – 827
5) Mars Hill – 823
6) Emory & Henry – 453

As the 2024 SAC Swimming Championships reach its final day, the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Swimming Team holds onto fifth place with a 596 score.

The third day of competition brought out the best result that LR has achieved at this year’s championships with a second-place finish in the 800-yard freestyle relay. The combined group of Glebus, Herran, Higginbotham, and McRea recorded a time of 6:49.07 to cap off the day’s events.

Earlier in the day, McRea registered another top five finish with a time of 4:36.45 to place fifth in the 500-yard freestyle event. While the Hickory, N.C. native was the lone LR participant in the “A” race, Glebus and Higginbotham also finished in the Top 10 with their success in the event.

In the “B” race, Glebus and Higginbotham went 1-and-2 to garner ninth and 10th place finishes respectively. For Glebus, the sophomore recorded a time of 4:38.78 to edge out his teammate, Higginbotham, who finished with a 4:38.87 result.

The Bears continued to find Top 10 success in the 100-yard backstroke race with Herran and Forsey. Herran, the sophomore out of Plantation, Fla., took the seventh spot in the event with a 51.91 result. Meanwhile, Forsey, who competed in the “B” race, took a second-place finish to round out the Top 10 with a time of 52.48.

Also competing in 100-yard backstroke “B” race was Simpson and Stein, who finished 12th and 15th with times of 52.53 and 53.54 respectively. In the “C” race, Caram took the top spot with his time of 1:00.56 to finish 17th in the event while Lopez-Arredondo finished 18th overall with his time of 1:09.93.

In the 100-yard breaststroke, Forsey also finished with the best time amongst his teammates with a 58.07 result, good enough for 13th place. Competing alongside him in the “B” race was Cochrane, who finished 16th with a time of 1:00.93.

For the same event, Schrum took first place in the “C” race with a time of 1:00.58 to edge out Hull, who recorded a 1:00.64 to finish 17th and 18th, respectively. In addition, Cusick took 23rd in the event with his time of 1:05.99.

In the 200-yard butterfly, Jacob Chapman was the only LR representative to participate in the event. The freshman recorded a time of 2:12.30 to finish 13th in the field.

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Swimming Team will return to the pool for the final day of the 2024 SAC Swimming Championships on Saturday, Feb. 17. Day Four events include the 1650-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 200-yard breaststroke, and 400-yard freestyle relay.

As the 2024 SAC Swimming Championships reach the halfway mark, the LR Men’s Swimming Team holds onto its fifth-place position with a score of 338 points.

The best individual event on the second day for LR was the 200-yard freestyle which had two finishers record top seven placements.

Glebus, the sophomore out of Greensboro, N.C., finished fifth in the event with a time of 1:40.34; for Higginbotham, the freshman from Auburn, Ala., had a time of 1:42.69.

The Bears also had three additional participants in the 200-yard freestyle “C” final with Schrum, Chapman and Cochran.

Schrum, the junior from Lincolnton, N.C., had a 20th-place result with a time of 1:50.43. For Chapman, the freshman from Wilkesboro, N.C. finished 24th overall with a 1:54.39 result. And Cochran, the freshman from Charlotte, N.C., had a 22nd-place finish with a time of 1:53.36.

In the 100-yard butterfly, Herran notched a 12th-place finish in the event with a time of 50.85. Also competing in the event for the Bears was Stein, who finished 20th with a time of 52.66.

For the final individual event on the second day of competition, Forsey led all LR participants with a 13th-place finish in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:09.22.

The Bears also had a couple of freshmen who finished back-to-back in the event with Simpson and Cochrane. The pair finished with times of 4:20.71 and 4:23.44 to finish 20th and 21st, respectively.

To wrap up the second day of the events, LR took a fifth-place finish in the 400-yard individual medley relay with a time of 3:28.21. The four-man team was comprised of Stein, Forsey, Herran, and Glebus.

Through the first day of the 2024 SAC Swimming Championships, the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Swimming Team has a fifth-place score of 188.

The men’s 200-yard medley relay “A” team had the best finish out of all LR performances with a fifth-place time of 1:37.66. The four-man team was comprised of Simpson, Forsey, Stein, and Higginbotham.

For the men’s 200-yard freestyle relay, the LR “A” team recorded a sixth-place finish with a time of 1:31.12. This group was made up of Schrum, Cochran, Hull and Higginbotham.

Sandwiched between the two relay events were three individual finals: the 50-yard and 1000-yard freestyles in addition to the 200-yard individual medley.

In the 1000-yard freestyle event, the Bears notched two top seven finishes with McRea and Higginbotham. For McRea, the sophomore recorded a sixth-place time of 9:32.55, which edged out Higginbotham, who finished seventh with a 9:38.67 result.

Chapman, who competed in his first conference championship with the Bears, finished 19th in the 1000-yard freestyle by recording a time of 10:40.75.

In the 200-yard individual medley, Stein and Hull finished back-to-back in the “C” final with times or 1:58.88 and 1:59.30, respectively. The sophomores took top five finishes in the race to garner an overall placement of 20th for Stein and 21st for Hull.

For the 50-yard freestyle, Glebus was the top finisher for the Bears with a 14th overall time of 21.31 in the “B” final. Following behind Glebus was Herran, who tallied a 21.37 result.

LR had an additional finisher in the 50-yard freestyle with Cochran. The freshman from Charlotte, N.C. recorded a time of 22.73 in “C” final to place 22nd amongst all participants.