Asbury Swimmers Split Dual Meet with Centre
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury swimming wrapped up their regular season with a dual meet with Centre College on Friday. The men defeated the Colonels 139-75 while Centre’s women won 143-60. The Eagle men finish their dual meet season at 7-2 while the women also finish 7-2.
After dropping the first relay the Eagle men came back to win each of the next 10 races highlighted by Cody Barnes. The sophomore swam a lifetime best and NAIA cut-time of 21.98 in the 50 freestyle, winning the event by over half-a-second. He also won the 100 breast by almost two seconds with a time of 1:00.68.
Trevor Ehrenheim and Daniel Bowman each won two individual events, Ehrenheim taking the 200 IM (2:01.06) and the 100 back (54.35). Bowman won the 1000 free (9:56.92) and the 500 free (4:55.43). Bowman also took second in the 100 fly. Other winners on the guys side included Friend Bechtel taking the 200 free (1:49.57), Graham Duncan in the 100 fly (54.72 and Jake Courey in the 100 free (49.81). Duncan also took second in the 1000 free and 500 free. Bechtel was second in the 100 back.
The Eagles won the 200 free relay to close out the meet with a time of 1:28.65, beating Centre’s top squad by four seconds. Centre won the opening 200 medley relay.
The women didn’t have near as much success against the Centre women, claiming just one win in the 11 races. Freshman Kayley Valentien was the lone winner on Friday, taking the 100 breast in 1:13.27. The Eagles posted the three best times in that event with Rebecca Landry (1:13.69) and Sarah Fredrickson (1:13.72) following Valentien.
The Eagles will head to Corbin, Ky. for the Appalachian Swim Conference meet hosted by Union College. The event moves to three days this year, set to begin on February 17. The NAIA National Meet will be in Oklahoma City beginning on February 27.