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Micah McRea
Hickory native Micah McRea has now won six All-American honors in his career.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

McRea Wins 400 IM at South Atlantic Conference Championships

After three podium finishes on day one of the inaugural SAC Championship, the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s and Women’s Swimming teams saw three more third place finishes on day two and Micah McRea winning the 400 IM.

Both relay teams finished third on the second day of the four-day event. First for the women, the team of Anna Gagnon, Lisa Boernigen, Kayana Taylor and Ella Penny captured the bronze with a time of 3:51.38, which also breaks the school record.

On the men’s side, Nathan McCormick, Micah McRea, Renato Herran, Christopher Glebus also took home the bronze with a time of 3:22.42. With the third place finish, it also helped the men move into third place jumping ahead of Catawba.

The women also got a third place finish from Taylor to start the evening in the 100 fly. The sophomore touched the wall with a time of 56.30. Penny also had a great showing in the 200 free as the freshman broke the second school record of the night as Penny finished seventh with a time of 1:52.42.

However, the highlight of day two was McRea taking home the 400 IM. McRea finished with a time of 3:51.91, which is also good for a NCAA “B” cut time. McRea’s time will also be the SAC Championship meet record since this is the first year of the SAC Championship.

Day three starts tomorrow with prelims at 10:00 AM and the final session starting at 5:00 PM. Tomorrow’s events will include the 200 Fly, 100 Back and 100 Breast along with the 500 Freestyle.