Asbury Invitational Recap
Wilmore, Ky. - Swimming and diving teams from Asbury College, Berea College Campbellsville University (women), Lindsey Wilson (men), Union College, and University of the South (Sewanee) made waves in the annual Asbury College Swimming and Diving Invitational. NAIA National qualifying times were achieved and pool records were broken during the two-day meet.
Asbury's men and women each finished first out of the five-team meet. Junior Matt Hood led the Asbury men with three wins in the 500 Free, 200 Free, and a tie for first with David Johnson (Union College) in the 100 Free. Hood and Johnson's tie set a new Asbury College pool record in the 100 Free. Hood was also on a pool record setting 400 Free Relay along with Chris Lipka, Trevor Ehrenheim, and Nathan Runtas. Trevor Ehrenheim also placed first in the 200 and 400 I.M.
Junior Andrew Canada made his first NAIA National Qualifying cut in the 1650 Free as he placed 4th behind teammates Brady Lewis who placed 1st and Malachi Oyer who finished 3rd.
The women were led by junior Allie Hubach who won the 50 Free and 100 Free and was on a pool record setting 400 Free Relay with Ellen Worsham, Ranay Ray, and Hannah Amstutz. Freshman Ranay Ray won the 400 I.M. and the 200 Backstroke and was a member on high placing relays as well. Senior Abigail Sterneman hit the wall first in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke and was a member of the first place finishing 200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay, and 400 Medley Relay.
This was the final meet for the Asbury College swim team for the fall semester. Their next meet will be January 15-16, 2010 at the Colonel Classic at Centre College in Danville, Ky. The swim team will be going on a mission/training trip January 3-8 in Tennessee, as they will be partnering with the Appalachian MountainTop organization.