Swimming sets five school records at Fall College Classic

HUNTERSVILLE, NC – Catawba College placed eighth out of 10 teams at the Fall College Classic Swim Meet, hosted by Gardner-Webb University. The Lady Indians totaled 142 points during the meet and set five school records.Catawba’s 800 freestyle relay team posted the initial school record, coming on Friday in the first day of competition. Erin Hyde (Lilburn, GA), Margeaux Doiron (Gibson, LA), Jaimee Park (Norcorss, GA) and Lauren Smith (Seekonk, MA) swam a time of 8:14.69 to finish eighth and break the previous record by nearly three seconds. Beth Gill (Woodbury, NJ) earned a spot in the 50 free finals, finishing 12th in a time of 25.40. Christin Bolte (Jupiter, FL) was 22nd in the 1650 free. The Lady Indians would set a pair of individual records on Saturday. Doiron swam to a record in the 100 fly, while Katherine Fair (Valdez, AK) set a new mark in the 100 breaststroke. Doiron placed 12th in the 100 fly with a finals time of 1:01.45. Her record had come in the morning prelims with a time of 1:01.41. She also set the 50 fly record with the opening 50 of the 100 fly in a time of 28.64. Fair broke the 100 breast record twice. She had a 1:12.80 in the prelim and a 1:12.35 in the finals to finish 19th. Fair had also made a final in the 100 fly, finishing 16th. Other finals swims of day two had Hyde placing 16th in the 100 back and 12th in the 200 free and Smith finished 23rd in the 100 breast. The relay teams in the 400 medley and 200 freestyle each finished eighth. Smith set a new record in the 200 breast, finishing 22nd. She had a time of 2:37.53 to break the old mark by nearly a second. Catawba also had two eighth place relay swims on Sunday in the 200 medley and the 400 free. In another individual final, Hyde was eighth in the 200 back. TEAM STANDINGS 1. Davidson 682.5 2. Georgia Southern 560 3. Gardner-Webb 541 4. North Florida 525 5. College of Charleston 464.5 6. Wingate 283 7. Radford 242 8. CATAWBA 142 9. Agnes Scott 90 10. N.C. A&T 56 #######

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