Eagles Split with Patriots
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – Asbury’s swim team pulled out a split with Cumberlands (Ky.) on Saturday, as the men won easily 127-73 and the women lost 108-95. This was their first meet in two weeks and the first dual meet since November 5.
The men were led on the day by Daniel Bowman and Friend Bechtel. The sophomore Bowman won all three individual events he swam: 1000 freestyle in 9:50.14, 200 butterfly in 1:57.83 and the 500 freestyle in 4:52.04. Bechtel, a freshman, won the 100 freestyle and the 200 freestyle in 49.96 and 1:48.64. He qualified for NAIA Nationals in the 200 free.
Bechtel would also take part in the 400 free relay team that won in 3:19.29 along with Jake Courey, Tyler Decker and Nathan Runtas. The men would also win the 200 medley relay in 1:39.76 with Trevor Ehrenheim, Cody Barnes, Pat Armstrong and Brian Keeler. Ehrenheim would go on to win the 200 back in 1:58.26 and Barnes would take the 200 breast in 2:16.87.
Katie Duncan was the lone winner on the girls side, taking the 200 back in 2:17.80.
The Eagles will get back in the pool next Friday, February 3, at Centre. Their final home meet will come on Saturday February 4.