Swim Team’s compete well in Florida

Swim Team’s compete well in Florida

79th Bob Mowerson Sprint Meet

The EC Men's swim team won 5 out of 7 events at the Bob Mowerson Sprint Meet, held Saturday at the International Swimming Hall of Fame Pool in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Diana Tobo was the top EC female finalist, finishing first in the 50 backstroke for the Lady Lions.

On the Men's side, Top Ten performances (long course meters pool) included; Wyatt Nicholson 6th (5:19.80)

and David Rabern 7th (5:35.61) in the 400 meter freestyle. In the 200 IM, Camilo Mendoza finished 1st to the wall in 2:19.70. Santiago Aguilar 1st (26.85) and David Rabern 9th (33.85) in the men's 50 meter butterfly. In the 50 Breaststroke, Clement Rowe finished 1st (34.23) for the Lion's. Finally, EC freshmen Andrew Reichenbach finished 2nd (25.74) in the 50 meter freestyle.

On the Women's side, Top Ten performances (long course meters pool) included; Savannah Gratz 6th (1:09.39)

and Paisley Whitaker 7th (1:10.27) in the 100 meter freestyle. Laura Gonzalez finished a very close 2nd (31.10) in the 50 meter butterfly. In the 50 backstroke, Diana Tobo touched the wall 1st in 33.89, with EC Senior Jenna Lamont finishing 7th in 36.94. Finally, Savannah Gratz finished 5th (31.57) in the 50 meter freestyle.

Head Coach, Allen Gilchrest commented: Competing at this prestigious swim meet and being a part of such great swimming tradition was such an honor for our student-athletes. This is the oldest annually continues swimming meet in the world, going back to 1935. I competed in this meet all 4 years I swam in college as well. Our teams competed and trained well will some very good schools. EC athletics is creating swimming traditions and experiences our student athletes will never forget!"

The swim team's next competition is at home, Saturday, January 17th at 3:00pm, against Greensboro College.

This will also be "Senior Day" for the two EC Lady Lion's senior swimmers, Stephanie Canady and Jenna Lamont.