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Miranda and Parker Take Wins at Opening Swim Meet

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KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- Catawba opened its 2019-20 swim season at the King Invitational over the weekend. The event was hosted by King University at the Kingsport Aquatic Center. The Catawba women placed second out of nine teams, while the men were fourth of seven.

Catawba posted a pair of wins during the meet. Freshman Chelsea Parker took a first place for the women in the 200 breast with a time of 2:28.15. Joao Miranda had a win in the men’s 1650 free with a time of 16:47.34. Parker claimed second in the 100 breast and went fourth in the 200 IM. Miranda added a pair of fourths in the 200 free and 500 free.

The men’s medley relay team had a pair of second place finishes. The team of Gatlin Saylors, Tobias Mielke, Federico Higareda and Ofek Malul posted runner-up spots in both the 200 and 400 distances. The women grabbed third in the 200 medley relay behind Paula Ernst, Parker, Natalie Standard and Claire Featherstone.

Higareda took a second in the 100 back with a personal best of 54.14. Mielke was second in the 100 breast.


Friday Results
200 free relay
Women
6. 1:44.93 (Chelsea Parker, Carolin Bek, Amalia Fontes, Claire Featherstone)
9. 1:46.97 (Regan Nolan, Emily Najar, Natalie Standard, Oryan Malul)

Men
4. 1:28.90 (Ofek Malul, Scott Emerson, Federico Higareda, Gatlin Saylors)


500 free
Women
6. Bek, 5:25.97
9. Nolan, 5:27.52
10. Elin Sodersten, 5:28.86
27. Abby Lemirande, 6:05.06

Men
4. Joao Miranda, 4:53.13
18. Emerson, 5:25.74
19. Matt Arnold, 5:27.55


200 IM
Women
4. Parker, 2:16.35
9. Taylor Fair, 2:10.26
14. Paula Ernst, 2:23.81
18. Fontes, 2:27.10

Men
4. Higareda, 1:59.99


50 free
Women
15. Featherstone, 26.30
18. Malul, 26.54
26. Standard, 27.08

Men
4. Malul, 22.08
5. Saylors, 22.10
23. Emerson, 24.16


800 free relay
Women
4. 8:26.59 (Fontes, Nolan, Parker, Bek)
8. 8:34.93 (Sodersten, Najar, Lemirande, Malul)

Men
5. 7:31.97 (Tobias Mielke, Emerson, Arnold, Miranda)


Saturday results
400 medley relay
Women
4. 4:12.60 (Featherstone, Parker, Malul, Bek)
9. 4:20.11 (Ernst, Fair, Najar, Sodersten)

Men
2. 3:34.81 (Saylors, Mielke, Higareda, Malul)


400 IM
Women
4. Bek, 4:50.79
5. Fair, 4:51.21
11. Ernst, 5:08.61


100 breast
Women
2. Parker, 1:08.99
17. Sodersten, 1:17.61

Men
2. Mielke, 58.99
14. Malul, 1:04.39


100 fly
Women
7. Standard, 1:02.24
11. Najar, 1:03.79
13. Fontes, 1:05.57
19. Lemirande, 1:08.86

Men
4. Higareda, 53.58
13. Arnold, 58.12


200 free
Women
11. Nolan, 2:05.89
12. Malul, 2:06.75
16. Featherstone, 2:08.53

Men
4. Miranda, 1:46.71
10. Mielke, 1:52.67
19. Emerson, 1:57.84


100 back
Women
7. Ernst, 1:04.18
11. Fair, 1:05.48
12. Fontes, 1:05.80

Men
2. Higareda, 54.14 PB
4. Saylors, 54.16


1650 free
Women
5. Sodersten, 18:57.87
7. Nolan, 19:11.99
8. Najar, 19:37.06

Men
1. Miranda, 16:47.34


200 medley relay
Women
3. 1:57.05 (Ernst, Parker, Standard, Featherstone)
13. 2:05.40 (Fair, Sodersten, Lemirande, Najar)

Men
2. 1:36.35 (Saylors, Mielke, Higareda, Malul)


200 back
Women
7. Ernst, 2:19.92
9. Featherstone, 2:21.35

Men
3. Saylors, 2:01.86
8. Arnold, 2:11.74


100 free
Women
7. Bek, 55.93
18. Fontes, 58.74
28. Standard, 1:00.63
33. Lemirande, 1:02.66

Men
3. Malul, 47.95
16. Emerson, 52.07


200 breast
Women
1. Parker, 2:28.15
12, Sodersten, 2:43.70

Men
3. Mielke, 2:11.11
4. Higareda, 2:15.18


200 fly
Women
3. Najar, 2:20.92
4. Malul, 2:21.61
6. Nolan, 2:27.66 PB
7. Standard, 2:29.36

Men
7. Arnold, 2:09.05


400 free relay
Women
5. 3:51.46 (Bek, Nolan, Featherstone, Malul)
9. 4:02.96 (Fontes, Lemirande, Ernst, Standard)

Men
4. 3:18.35 (Malul, Arnold, Miranda, Saylors)

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