Asbury Swimming Teams Sweep Invitational Meet
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury set eight pool records and had four new swimmers make national cuts as both the men and women won the Asbury Invitational. Asbury has already had 24 swimmers qualify for nationals, which is the most in school history.
The men defeated the five other schools with 815 points. Union (Ky.) College finished second with 587 points. The men saw Malachi Oyer, Tyler Decker and Andrew Wingert make national cuts for the first time. The Eagles won 15 of the 20 events during the meet including all five relays where two pool records were set in the 200 free and 400 free relays.
Trevor Ehrenheim won the 200 IM with a 1:59.77, breaking a pool record. Pat Armstrong set a pool record in the first leg of the 400 medley relay with a 54.26. Daniel Bowman also set a pool record in the 400 IM with a 4:15.74 and Matt Hood set the pool mark with a 47.59 100 free.
The women saw April Hill make a nationals cut for the first time, joining 15 other girls so far this season. The women won 14 of 20 events during the meet. The 800 free relay team set a new pool record with an 8:09.36 with Rachel Buchanan, Ranay Ray, Larissa Martin, and Sarah Ritter swimming. The 400 free relay team also set a new pool mark at 3:43.03 with Allie Hubach, Ellen Worsham, Katie Duncan, and Ritter taking part.
The women tallied 1,005 points which was exactly 300 more than second place Centre. The Eagles beat Centre for the first time in school history.
Overall the men and women made 55 national cuts and saw their national team grow from 20 to 24. The Eagles broke eight pool records and won 29 of 40 events during the weekend.