Christiansburg, Va - Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31). Day 3 of finals at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships, the Lion's broke 6 more school records, swam 2 more NCAA national qualifying times, and produced 3 more conference champions.
On the men's side, Felipe Aguilar finished 8th in the 1650 free (mile) with a time of 17:04.83 and a new EC school record. Wyatt Nicholson finished 17th overall in a personal best 18:46.41. David Rabern (20th) 20:11.29.
Adrian Aleksandrowicz finished a very close 2nd in the 100 free, clocking 45.89. 1st was 45.80. Both men broke the conference record and earned NCAA qualifying times.
Santiago Aguilar earned his first conference champion swim of the night with a 200 fly time of 1:51.00 (just missing the conference record of 1:50.93) to finish 1st.
Finally the men's 400 free relay (Aleksandrowicz, Aguilar, Reichenbach, Mendoza) finished 1st (3:06.83) to
earn EC's first conference champion relay (also setting the conference record).
On the women's side, Paisley Whitaker was the top EC finisher (17th) in the 1650 free (mile) with a time of 21:48.37. Senior Stephanie Canadyfinished 19th (24:26.38). Freshmen, Sarah Curtright finished 20th(24:48.83).
Diana Tobo finished 2nd in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:06.85.Emma Tamblyn finished 13th in the 200 breaststroke with a personal best time of 2:39.37 (EC school record). Laura Gonzalez earned her first conference champion swim with a 200 fly time of 2:09.82 to finish 1st overall.
Finally the women's 400 free relay (Tobo, Tamblyn, Gonzalez, Gratz)finished 8th in 3:49.18 to earn a spot on the podium in 8th place.
In the overall team standings the men finished 6th out of 14 teams with 336 points. The women finished 7th out of 15 teams with 176 points.
Head Coach, Allen Gilchrest commented; "I am so proud of our men's and women's swimming team's performances this weekend. To finish the final night with 2 second place finishes, 2 individual conference champions, and our first Relay Conference Champions, was truly special!
We had a fantastic conference championship, overall our team finished with a combined 61 best times, 35 school records, 7 NCAA Division II national cuts, 2 male individual conference champions, our first female conference champion, our first relay conference champions, and 1 conference record." GO LIONS!