February 16, 2018
Three More Records Fall at BMC Swimming Championships on Friday
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- On Friday, the Catawba women set three new school records, including the oldest mark on the books, on day three of the 2018 Bluegrass Mountain Conference Swimming Championships being held at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Center. The women remain in fifth place with 168 points, while the men are in sixth with 367 points.
Taylor Fair eclipsed the 18-year-old record in the 400 IM that was set by Melissa Schiffel on March 9, 2000 at the NCAA Championships. Fair bettered her swim by nearly a second lowering the old mark of 4:35.88 to 4:35.02. She won the B final and placed ninth. Matt Arnold swam the event for the men and was 19th in a time of 4:13.41.
Both Natalie Standard and Jess Daniel swam under the previous school record in the B final. Standard nipped Daniel by two one-hundredths of a second to hold the new mark at 58.65. She placed 12th and Daniel was 13th in 58.67. Emily Najar placed 17th with a time of 1:01.66.
Joao Barreto swam the ninth fastest men’s 100 fly in the prelim at 48.50 to qualify for the final. He swam to a fifth-place finish in the night session with a time of 48.80. Arnold Blohme took the 25th spot with a swim of 52.17.
Lea Hartwig had the best finish for the women as she was 17th in a time of 1:59.85. Regan Nolan placed 18th (1.59.95) and Oryan Malul was 19th (2:01.42). Lucas Rhodes won the bonus final for the men in a time of 1:44.07 to finish 16th.
Kristina Rogge just missed a school record as she finished 10th. Her time of 1:06.32 was two-tenths off the current record.
Joao Barreto qualified for the men’s final with a prelim time of 56.25, the 14th best all-time, but he was disqualified in the final and placed eighth. Lukas Helbing swam the consolation final and finished 11th in a time of 58.02 after a 57.95 in the prelim.
Featherstone had the first of the three records which came in the morning prelim as she shaved three one-hundredths off her previous to set 57.20 as the new standard. She finished sixth, swimming a time of 57.77 in the final. Gatlin Saylors posted the 16th-best time in school history in the men’s prelim with a 50.46. He won the consolation final in a time of 50.90 to place ninth.
200 Free Relay
The night session opened with the relay and the women took fifth. The team of Hartwig, Standard, Rogge and Featherstone clocked in at 1:39.36 which was the fifth best time in school history. The men’s team of Federico Borrego Higareda, Blohme, Helbing and Rhodes took sixth in a time of 1:26.02.
The Championships will conclude on Saturday at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Center.
|Tennis (M) @ Tusculum, 1:00|
|Tennis (W) @ Tusculum, 1:00|
|Softball @ Lincoln Memorial, 1:00|
|Softball @ Lincoln Memorial, 3:00|
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7
Softball @ Limestone 8-1
Softball @ Limestone 1-2
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 2nd of 17
Baseball @ Tampa 5-9
Softball vs. KING 3-17
Softball vs. KING 2-0
Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15
Baseball @ Tampa 8-12
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-4
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 9-3
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2
Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8
Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7
Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9
Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0
Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC)
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12
Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8
Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7
Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9
Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8
Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7
Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1)
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10
Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 19-10
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 13-12
Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 1 p.m.
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 1 p.m.
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.
Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)
Golf (W) @ Wingate Inv - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC)
Golf (W) @ Wingate Inv - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC)
Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.
Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 4 p.m.
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 4 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 7 p.m.
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon
Baseball @ Mars Hill noon
Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.
Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)
Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)
Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)
Softball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.
Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 5 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon
Baseball @ Anderson 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 3 p.m.
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