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Christopher Forsey
Christopher Forsey won the 100 yard backstroke.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Swimming Teams Compete at UNC-Pembroke

The Lenoir-Rhyne men’s and women’s Swimming teams had their final tune up before next month’s SAC Championship. Both teams traveled to UNC-Pembroke on Saturday as the men’s faced Roanoke College while the women faced Roanoke and host UNC-Pembroke in a tri-meet.

The men started out well as the 200 Medley Relay team took home a victory as the team of Christopher Glebus, Renato Herran, Nathan McCormick and Micah McRea finished with a time of 1:36.41. McRea then won the 200 Free by six seconds then  won the 100 Back with a time of 54.99 as the Bears won the first three events on the afternoon.

After Roanoke won the 100 Breast, Renato Herran took home the 200 Fly with a time if 1:58.44 then McRea won his second event of the afternoon as he touched the wall in just 21.66 in the 50 free.

Herran got his second win of the day this time in the 200 back with a time of 1.55.87 but Roanoke won the next four events to come away with the 161-95 win.

On the women’s side, the host UNC-Pembroke won 13 of 14 events to come away with the sweep over the Bears and Roanoke. Ella Penny won the lone event of the Bears in the 200 fly. Penny slapped the wall in 2:15.05 for the Bears. The Bears fell to Roanoke 161-95 and to the host Braves 184-78.

Both teams now will turn their attention to their first ever SAC Championship starting on Wednesday February 8th. This is the first year of swimming as a championship sponsored sport in the South Atlantic Conference. The Bears were part of the Bluegrass Mountain Conference before this year.