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The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Swimming Team recorded back-to-back dual meet victories in 24 hours thanks to a 137-95 result over King.
In the relay events, the Bears won the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:50.39 and came in second for the 400-yard individual medley relay with a 4:16.93 posting. Both teams were made up of Ann-Cathrine Beissel, Devin Poteat, Anna Buchert, and Katherine Hudson.
In addition to her efforts in the relays, Beissel also notched two first place finishes in butterfly events. The freshman recorded a time of 28.39 in the 50-yard butterfly and a time of 1:03.22 in the 100-yard butterfly.
Buchert also had a couple of first place results with times of 4:48.58 in the 400-yard individual medley and 11:14.50 in the 1000-yard freestyle. Jenna Malave finished just behind Buchert in the 1000-yard race with a time of 11:56.23.
Hudson recorded two top finishes in short-distance freestyle events. The sophomore had a first-place finish in the 100-yard race with a time of 58.37 and a second-place result in the 50-yard race with a time of 27.37.
Poteat just came up short in her two individual races with second place times in the 50-yard and 100-yard breaststroke events. The sophomore recorded a 33.00 posting in the 50-yard race while she also produced a time of 1:12.14 in the 100-yard race.
Another LR swimmer who had a big night in the pool was Olivia DeRosier. The Richmond, Va. native finished in first place for two separate freestyle events, with times of 2:05.42 and 5:36.01 in the 200-yard and 500-yard races, respectively. In addition to the 500-yard freestyle race, Trinity Price came in second with her time of 5:50.88.
Emma Nash also took first place in the 100-yard backstroke event with a time of 1:13.31. The freshman swam uncontested to get her first collegiate victory.
In the 50-yard backstroke, Sydney Huffman recorded a second-place finish with a time of 33.87.
The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Swimming Team captured its first dual meet victory of the season with a 143-110 victory over King.
The Bears swept the relay events by winning the 400-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle races. Both teams were comprised of Matthew Stein, Christopher Forsey, Renato Herran, and Christopher Glebus. The group of four recorded a 3:37.34 in the medley and a 3:17.77 in the freestyle.
In addition to his efforts in the relays, Herran also notched two first place finishes in individual races. The sophomore swept the butterfly events with a time of 23.58 in the 50-yard race and a time of 53.03 in the 100-yard race. In the 50-yard event, the Bears swept the podium with Zachary Clendenning (25.21) and Jacob Chapman (26.77) coming in second and third, respectively.
Forsey also notched an individual victory in the fastest race in the pool with a time of 22.65 in the 50-yard freestyle. The Concord, N.C. native also recorded second in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:27.23.
Although Glebus made an impact in the freestyle relay, the sophomore had a couple of runner-up finishes in the individual freestyle events. The Greensboro, N.C. native notched a 49.15 in the 100-yard freestyle and a 1:51.89 in the 200-yard freestyle.
Meanwhile for Stein, the sophomore had two second place results in the backstroke events. The Waxhaw, N.C. native had a time of 25.95 in the 50-yard backstroke and a time of 56.08 in the 100-yard backstroke.
Levi McRea had another great performance in the pool by winning two separate events for the Bears. The sophomore took the top spot in two distance events with times of 4:56.47 and 10:24.71 in the 500-yard and 1000-yard freestyle events, respectively.
Coming behind McRea in both events was freshman Brooks Higginbotham. The Auburn, Ala. native had a time of 5:07.52 in the 500-yard race and a time of 10:31.12 in the 1000-yard race.
In the 100-yard breaststroke event, Cordin Schrum recorded a second-place finish with a time of 1:04.82.
The Lenoir-Rhyne Swimming Teams will be back in action on Saturday, Oct. 28 for a home dual meet against Wingate. The competition is scheduled for a 10 a.m. start at the Shuford Pool.