Swimming Drops Home Meet to Transylvania
WILMORE, Ky. - The Asbury men's and women's swimming team found individual success in the water Friday night but couldn't pull together the winning team formula as Transylvania took both matches from the host Eagles. The men lost 110-61 and the women dropped a 125-76 final.
Rebekah Buchanan placed 1st in 1000 free (11:28.06) and 2nd in the 500 free (5:37.75) as teammate Kayley Valentien also won an event (200 Free - 2:02.96). Valentien's performance qualified her for NAIA Nationals. She also placed 1st in 500 IM (5:30.93) and third in 200 IM (2:22.25).
On the men's side, Tommy Otley won the 200 free (1:49.05) and 100 breast (1:02.70). His strong performance continued with a second place finish in the 100 fly with a time of 56.54. Teammate Jonathan Augsburger won his 100 free (53.15) event and placed third and second in the 50 free (23.94) and 100 back (1:08.79), respectively.
The Eagles will return to the pool tomorrow in Columbia, Ky., as they travel to face Lindsey Wilson at 2 p.m.