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Anna Buchert
Anna Buchert won two individual events and was part of a relay team win. <br. photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

LR Swimming Competes Again Mars Hill

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Swimming Team captured its first dual meet victory of the season with a 129-118 result over Mars Hill.

Freshman Anna Buchert led the way for the Bears with first place finishes in 500-yard and 1000-yard freestyle events. The Spartanburg, S.C. native collected a team-high 29 points with times of 5:25.59 and 10:58.53 in the 500-yard and 1000-yard races, respectively.

Buchert also served as the third leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay team that recorded a first-place finish with a time of 3:50.25. The team also included Olivia DeRosier, Katherine Hudson and Devin Poteat to secure 11 points.

DeRosier also notched nine points with her victory in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:04.93. Meanwhile for Poteat, she garnered nine points of her own with a first-place time of 56.90 in the 100-yard freestyle.

Hudson had a couple of top two results with a first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle with a 27.08 posting, and a second-place result in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 1:05.42. The Kernersville, N.C. native recorded 13 points alone off those two outcomes.

Sydney Huffman and Ann-Cathrine Beissel, a pair of freshmen, recorded winning times in the 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard butterfly, respectively. Huffman recorded a time of 1:12.96 in her event while Beissel finished a time of 1:03.06.

Sophomore Trinity Price recorded the top spot in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:29.11.

Meanwhile, the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Swimming Team was handed its second-consecutive dual meet loss with a 171-90 defeat to Mars Hill.

Levi McRea was the lone Bear to win an individual event; the sophomore took the top spot in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:03.59.

The Hickory, N.C. native also recorded two second place finishes in the 200-yard backstroke and 200-yard individual medley, with times of 2:01.95 and 2:03.28, respectively.

The Bears had two second place finishes in two relay events. In the 200-yard medley relay, the combined effort of Jake Simpson, Christopher Forsey, Matthew Stein, and Christopher Glebus finished with a time of 1:39.14. In the 400-yard freestyle relay, Renato Herran, Glebus, Forsey, and Stein united for a time of 3:19.33

Individually, Forsey recorded two second place finishes in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard breaststroke. The sophomore had a time of 1:01.71 in the backstroke event and a time of 2:21.16 in the breaststroke race.

McRea and Forsey were not the only sophomores to make a splash in the results, as three more second-year students recorded second place finishes.

Stein and Glebus, who participated in both relay races, competed in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyles, respectively. Stein recorded a time of 23.34 in the 50-yard event with Glebus posting a 48.81 time in the 100-yard race. In addition, Herran finished as a runner-up in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 56.13.

Meanwhile, the Bears had two freshmen who came in second for their respective events. Zachary Clendenning, the Denver, N.C. native, recorded a time of 2:05.37 in the 200-yard butterfly. And for Brooks Higginbotham, the Auburn, Ala. native had a time of 5:07.26 in the 500-yard freestyle.