MOUNT BERRY, GA --- November 7, 2015:: The EC lions continues to shine as they defeated the Berry Vikings by a score of 153 to 120, in their second away swim meet of the season Saturday. Congratulations to Santiago Aguilar for breaking two Berry College pool records (the 100 and 200 fly). In the Sprint events, Aleksandrowicz (21.75) placed 1st, Reichenbach (22.71) 3rd, Wood (27.84) placed 6th in the 50 free. Aleksandrowicz (49.13) placed 1st, Bonna (52.11) 4th, and Wood (1:04.65) 6th in the 100 free. Mendoza (1:48.06) placed 1st, Pendergraft (155.21) 3rd and Wood (2:31.52) 5th in the 200 free.
In the Distance events, Rabern (5:58.55) placed 3rd and Howe (8:24.09) 4th in the 500 free. Aguilar (10:42.39) placed 1st, Rabern (12:00.22) 3rd and Foxworth (14:11.31) 5th in the 1000 free.
In the 100 Stroke events, Aguilar (52.03) placed 1st and Bonna (58.60) placed 5th in the 100 fly. Aleksandrowicz (55.37) placed 1st, Pendergraft (1:03.29) 3rd, and Howe (1:23.00) 5th in the 100 back. Mendoza (59.90) 1st, Reichenbach (1:05.16) 3rd, Foxworth (1:26.75) 6th in the 100 breast.
In the 200 Stroke Events, Aguilar (1:56.05) placed 1st, Bonna (2:16.57) 5th and Rabern (2:46.58) 6th in the 200 fly. Reichenbach (2:10.29) placed 1st, Pendergraft (2:10.71) 2nd, Howe (3:10.64) 4th in the 200 back. Mendoza finished (2:13.24) 1st in the 200 breast. Reichenbach (2:05.45) placed 1st in the 200 yard IM.
In the Relay events, the relay team of Aleksandrowicz, Mendoza, Aguilar and Reichenbach (3:33.76) placed 1st in the 400 medley relay. The relay team of Bonna, Pendergraft, Rabern, Howe (3:33.03) finished 2nd overall in the 400 free relay.
Head Swim Coach, Allen Gilchrest remarked: "We knew this would be the closest dual meet our Men's team would have this fall semester. We talked about the meet all week, competing as a team, pulling double duty in some back-to-back events, and our guys did a great job of swimming hard from start to finish. We continue to tell our athletes everyone is important and everyone counts to help us win, today showed that. We are thankful to God for the opportunities he is giving us this season to shine for Him!"
Next up, the lions compete in the Brenau University Invitational, November 20-21, 2015.
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Photos by Dr. Blake Rackley