Christiansburg, VA: On Day 1 of the 10th Annual Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships the EC lions competed in the first 2 events the 800 freestyle relay and the 1000 freestyle.
In the 800 free relay, freshmen Alex Sobers lead off the relay with 1:39.25 (a new EC school record, ASC conference record, and NCAA Div. II national cut). The relay of Sobers, Illescas, Raczynski, and Mendoza finished 1st in 6:44.74 (a new EC school record, ASC conference record by 7 seconds, and the men's 1st NCAA Div. II national cut for a relay).
In the 1000 free, Stanislas Raczynski placed 1st (9:30.70) setting a new EC school record, ASC conference record, and NCAA Div. II national cut. Freshmen Richard Williamson placed 8th (10:19.58), Senior Hayden Pendergraft 14th (10:44.18), and Nathan Armes 10th (10:29.28).
Alex Sobers "This is my first conference champs as a college Athlete and I am humbled and excited to say that it was with the Emmanuel College swim team. I hope we continue to do well these next few days and come home with lots of firsts!" GO LIONS!
The men are in second place overall with 81 points, just 11 points behind Mars Hill, who are sitting in first with 92 points. Live results can be found at http://swimmeet.christiansburg.org/
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