Eagles Place Fifth in Indiana
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – Asbury’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams placed fifth over the week at the Woehnker Invitational host by Wabash College. The meet consisted mainly of NCAA Division III schools.
Daniel Bowman and Pat Armstrong would be the only winners on the guys side, as Bowman took the 500 free and qualified for nationals with a 4:44.40 and Armstrong won the 100 back in 54.20. Bowman would also place second in the mile and qualify for nationals with a 16:29.90. Armstrong would go on to place seventh in both the 200 back and 100 fly. The men would have 15 other top-10s in the seven team meet.
Trevor Ehrenheim would place third in each of his three individual races on Saturday, the 400 IM which he qualified for nationals and the 200 IM and 200 back. Freshman Jake Courey would also qualify for nationals in the 100 free, placing fourth with a time of 48.98. The men would also have their 800 free relay team qualify with a 7:21.12, the first time they have raced that event this year.
The women would qualify three individuals and one relay for nationals during the meet, as Elizabeth Johns placed fifth in the mile with a 18:14.30 and Taryn Albright won the 100 back in 1:02.03 and Ranay Ray placed fourth in the 400 IM with a time of 4:52.32. The 800 free relay would also qualify with a time of 8:14.01.
The women would have 16 top-10 finishes during the meet, highlighted by three swimmers with three top-10s each. Taryn Albright would go on to finish fourth in the 200 fly and tied for second in the 100 fly after winning the 100 back. Ranay Ray would place seventh in the 100 back and fifth in the 200 back and her 400 IM sixth place finish. Larissa Martin would finish right behind Ray in the 400 IM in seventh and also go on to take third in the 200 fly and sixth in the 200 IM.
The Eagles will host their annual Asbury Invitational the weekend after Thanksgiving, December 2-3.