The Emmanuel College Men's & Women's swimming programs both completed their first undefeated dual meet season, winning their final dual meets of the of the season on Saturday January 27, 2018 vs. Brenau University, Point University, and South Georgia State College.
The Lions ended their seasons perfect in dual meet competition. The women finished 12-0 and are the favorites heading into the Sun Coast Swimming Conference Championships being held this week (February 8-10) in Columbus, GA.
The men finished a perfect 11-0. But what is even more impressive is the men won the Sewanee Invite in October in Tennessee (defeating 6 other teams) and the Winter ECAC Swimming Championships in December in New Your City (defeating 12 teams). As it stands, the men are a perfect 29-0 this season vs. other college teams and are also the favorites heading into the Sun Coast Swimming Conference Championships this week in Columbus, GA.
Women top performers:
In the 200 medley relay (Calka, Simioni, Monges, Ribeiro) finished 1st (1:51.74)
In the 1650 free, Monges finished 1st (18:32.78), Mafla 3rd (19:14.70), and Curtright 8th (26:11.79)
In the 200 free, Ostojska finished 1st (2:00.05), Bouckaert 2nd (2:01.73), and Duarte 7th (2:13.78)
In the 50 free, Arnold finished 1st (24.92), Ribeiro 3rd (25.68), and Pieterse 7th (29.88)
In the 400 IM, Calka finished 1st (4:44.66), Duarte 4th (5:06.60), and Curtright 7th (7:07.18)
In the 100 fly, Monges finished 1st (1:00.39), Bouckaert 2nd (1:01.35), and Mafla 7th (1:05.15)
In the 100 free, Arnold finished 1st (54.98), Ostojska 2nd (55.33), and Pieterse 6th (1:05.12)
In the 100 back, Simioni finished 2nd (1:00.86), Calka 3rd (1:02.04), and Duarte 10th (1:11.63)
In the 100 breast, Ribeiro finished 1st (1:09.43), Simioni 2nd (1:10.70), and Pieterse 11th (1:19.77)
In the 200 freestyle relay (Ostojska, Bouckaert, Mafla, Arnold) finished 1st (1:43.11)
Men top performers:
In the 200 medley relay (Aleksandrowicz, Aguilar, Courteaux, Rosa) finished 1st (1:35.85)
In the 1650 free, Raczynski finished 1st (15:58.06), Williamson 2nd (17:48.77), and Armes 5th (18:16.62)
In the 200 free, Sobers finished 1st (1:46.48), McGhee 2nd (1:47.02), and Robertson 3rd (1:51.71)
In the 50 free, Aleksandrowicz finished 1st (21.57), Reichenbach 3rd (23.15), and Campbell 4th (23.45)
In the 400 IM, Danjou finished 1st (4:03.81), McGhee 2nd (4:19.03), and Jones 4th (4:33.61)
In the 100 fly, Sobers finished 1st (50.93), Aleksandrowicz 3rd (53.68), and Danjou 6th (56.87)
In the 100 free, Rosa finished 1st (45.71), Chavis 3rd (50.41), and McGhee 4th (50.41)
In the 100 back, Jones finished 1st (55.83), Robertson 3rd (58.03), and Ordonez 4th (1:00.73)
In the 100 breast, Courteaux finished 1st (1:00.44), and Aguilar 4th (1:05.15)
In the 200 freestyle relay (Reichenbach, Mendes, Danjou, Sobers) finished 1st (1:29.22)
Emmanuel College Head Men's & Women's Swim Coach, Allen Gilchrest; "During our season there were plenty of times a teammate was dealing with an injury, illness, or difficult life circumstance. These things could have led to defeat. But our team is a living example of God's word in Ecclesiastes 4:9 where it says - two are better than one…if either of them falls, one can help the other up. Time and time again, when a teammate was down, another one was there to help them up, keep going and lead the team to victory in the pool. I am so thankful to be a part of this team, this season, for a time like this!" GO LIONS!
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