Swimmers Take Dual Meet with Urbana
WILMORE, Ky. – After having their meet canceled on Friday and losing one of two teams for Saturday’s meet, the Asbury swimmers were finally able to get in the water against Urbana on Saturday afternoon, picking up impressive wins on both the men’s and women’s sides. The women won with a score of 185-56 and the men 136-88.
On the women’s side the Eagles won 13 of the 14 events. The men won 10 of the 14 events. Sophomore Cody Barnes qualified for NAIA Nationals in the 100 freestyle after a 48.62 split in the lead leg of the 400 free relay. The Eagles won the event with a time of 3:17.60. The women won both the 400 free and 200 medley relays.
Rebecca Landry won three individual races, taking the 100 breast (1:14.16), 200 breast (2:41.92) and the 100 fly (1:07.85). Katie Duncan, Caitlin Gagnon and Kayley Valentien each won two individual races. Duncan claimed victories in the 100 back (1:03.64) and 100 free (58.03). Freshman Gagnon took the 200 fly (2:20.26) and the 200 back (2:20.03). Fellow freshman Valentien took the 1000 free and the 400 IM.
Other winners on the women’s side included Ranay Ray in the 200 free, Ruth Klein in the 50 free and Claire Houlton in the 500 free.
On the men’s side Trevor Ehrenheim and Cody Barnes each won three events while Daniel Bowman won two. Ehrenheim took the 100 back (54.73), 200 back (1:58.73) and the 400 IM (4:25.72). In addition to making his cut for the 100 free during the relay, Barnes won the 100 breast (1:01.44), 50 free (22.25) and the 200 breast (2:19.09). Bowman claimed victories in the 1000 free and the 500 free. Graham Duncan was the only other winner, taking the 200 fly.
The Eagles will close out their regular season by hosting Centre College on Friday at 6pm. The Applachian Swim Conference meet will begin on February 14 in Barbourville, Ky. The NAIA National Meet will be in Oklahoma City for the second straight year, set to begin on February 27.