More records fall in final day at Swimming Championships

RADFORD, VA – Catawba College placed sixth out of nine schools at the Southern States Swimming and Diving Championships held Thursday through Saturday at the Dedmon Center Natatorium on the campus of Radford University. The Lady Indians capped the meet with three additional school marks on Saturday. Freshman Vickie Ryan (Akron, OH) set a new record in the 200 butterfly and was named to the All-Southern States team. Freshman Erin Hyde (Akron, OH) set a record in the 200 backstroke, while the 400 freestyle relay team also bettered the previous school record. Hyde placed third in the 200 back with her record swim of 2:11.81, beating the mark she had established in the preliminary of 2:12.93. Ryan shattered the previous record in the 200 fly in the prelim swim with a mark of 2:12.77, nearly a second and half better that the old record. She placed fourth in the final at 2:14.02. The 400 free relay team of Hyde, Beth Gill (Woodbury, NC), Mindy Ilg (Charlotte, NC) and Ryan was fifth in a record time of 3:44.08. Gill and Ilg set the second and third best times in the 100 free. Gill had a 55.49 in the prelim, while Ilg posted a 55.65 in the final. Ilg was 13th and Gill 14th in the event. Andrea Brown (Central, SC) was 15th in the 200 breast, while Christin Bolte (Jupiter, FL) was 12th and Laurielle Bishop (Newport News, VA) 17th in the 1650 free. On Friday, Ryan swam to a fourth place finish in the 400 IM in a time of 4:38.97, which was the fifth best swim in Catawba history. Hyde was 12th in the 200 free and 11th in the 100 back. Her backstroke time of 1:03.01 in the preliminary was the second fastest swim in school history. Gill swam the fourth best 100 fly to place 11th, while Ilg was 14th in the 200 free. TEAM STANDINGS 1. North Florida 848 2. Gardner-Webb 633 3. Georgia Southern 577 4. College of Charleston 499 5. Radford 282 6. CATAWBA 210 7. Florida A&M 137 8. N.C. A&T 99 9. Pfeiffer 49 Catawba Results Saturday 1650 free – Christin Bolte 19:10.30 (12thF); Laurielle Bishop 22:02.05 (17thF) 200 back – Erin Hyde 2:11.81 (3rdF), 2:12.93 (2ndP) 100 free – Mindy Ilg 55.65 (13thF), 56.37 (14thP); Beth Gill 55.81 (14thF), 55.49 (10thP); Jessie Tarlton 1:00.42 (30thP) 200 breast – Andrea Brown 2:52.24 (15thF), 2:51.03 (15thP) 200 fly – Vickie Ryan 2:14.02 (4thF), 2:12.77 (5thP) 400 free relay – 3:44.08 (5thF), 3:58.74 (6thP) Friday 200 medley relay – 2:08.48 (9thF), 2:11.83 (9thP) 400 IM – Vickie Ryan 4:38.97 (4thF), 4:42.57 (3rdP); Christin Bolte 5:06.37 (17thP) 100 fly – Beth Gill 1:03.00 (11thF), 1:03.09 (11thP) 200 free – Erin Hyde 2:00.86 (12thF), 1:59.86 (11thP); Mindy Ilg 2:01.69 (14thF), 2:02.10 (16thP) 100 breast – Andrea Brown 1:18.22 (16thF), 1:18.08 (16thP) 100 back – Erin Hyde 1:03.79 (11thF), 1:03.01 (9thP); Jessie Tarlton 1:11.84 (25thP), Laurielle Bishop 1:12.92 (27thP) 800 free relay – DQ #######

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