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24th Ranked Men's Swim Team Finishes Fourth at Winter Invitational, Women Place Sixth

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WINTER PARK, FL -- The Catawba College men were fourth of six teams and the women sixth out of eight squads at the Winter Invitational Meet, hosted by Rollins on Sunday.  Wingate won the men’s side with a total of 720.5 with the women’s meet being claimed by Minnesota State – Moorhead with 524 points.  The Catawba men, ranked 24th in NCAA II, totaled 175 points with the women garnering 99 points.

Patrik Drakes (Stockholm, SWEDEN/Rudbechs Gymnasium) posted three top 10 swims for the men, while Alex Walpole (Colorado Springs, CO/Cheyenne Mountain HS) swam second in both the 100 free (50.19) and the 500 free (4:58.80).  Jon Blanks (Severna Park, MD/Chesapeake HS) had a pair of top 10 swims coming in the 200 fly (2:09.91) and the 100 fly (58.04).

Drakes swam to a runner-up finish in the 100 breast (1:01.07) and was fourth in the 200 IM (2:07.56).  He posted an eighth place finish in the 50 free (23.13).  Also posting a top 10 swim for the men was Eric Thornton (Simpsonville, SC/Hillcrest HS), who was 10th in the 200 breast (2:30.66).

Katie Huff (New London, NC/N. Stanley HS) had a pair of top five swims, while Meredith Shultz (Richmond, VA/James River HS) had two top 10s to lead the women.  Huff was third in the 100 breast (1:10.54) and fifth in the 200 breast (2:34.65). 

Shultz recorded an eight place finish in the 200 breast (2:19.18) and was ninth in the 200 IM (2:25.54).  Kat Kearney (Wilmington, NC/New Hanover HS) posted an eight place finish in the 50 free (26.42).

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