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Swimming & Diving Celebrates Senior Day with Sweep of West Florida & Delta State

Swimming & Diving Celebrates Senior Day with Sweep of West Florida & Delta State

The Emory University swimming and diving teams celebrated Senior Day on Saturday with a sweep of West Florida and Delta State University in the annual tri-meet between the programs.

The Emory men made it a clean sweep across the board, winning all 16 events to defeat Delta State 170-116. For the women, the Eagles were winners in 12 of the 16 events as they posted decisions of 162-130 over West Florida and 194-90 against DSU.

On the men's side, six Eagles combined for 12 wins with graduate student Jason Hamilton, seniors Pat Pema, Lawrence Redmond, Lucas Bumgarner, junior Nicholas Goudie and sophomore Crow Thorsen all recording a pair of individual event wins.

Hamilton swept both breaststroke races as Emory dominated both events, recording winning times of 56.37 in the 100 and 2:03.88 in the 200. Redmond claimed wins in both backstrokes, going 50.80 in the 100 and touching at 1:52.38 in the 200. For Goudie he touched first in the sprints, posting times of 20.86 in the 50 and 45.98 in the 100 while Pema swept the distance freestyles with marks of 1:41.14 in the 200 and 4:39.25 in the 500. Thorsen turned in a pair of NCAA B Cuts, shaving close to two seconds off his 200 Fly time at 1:49.30 before dropping 5.59 off his 400 IM as he threw down a 3:54.45. Bumgarner rounded out the Emory double winners as he continued to excel on the diving boards, registering scores of 340.65 in the 1-meter and 369.25 in the 3-meter.

Additional event winners for the Emory men were junior Ryan Gibbons in the 1000 Freestyle at 9:35.08 and sophomore Jeff Echols in the 100 Fly at 49.81. The Eagles also would add wins in the two relay events contested as Goudie, Echols, senior Colin LaFave and junior Jake Meyer teamed for a winning mark in the 200 Medley at 1:30.85 while Pema, Goudie, LaFave and freshman Caden Bjornstad closed out the meet with a 3:06.43 in the 400 Freestyle.

A mix of seniors and underclassman led the way in the women's portion of the meet, with nine different Eagles combining for 10 solo event wins.

For the second straight meet junior Sloane Donovan swept the distance freestyles, turning in times of 10:30.23 in the 1000 before going 5:09.70 in the 500, whereas a trio of seniors notched wins on the afternoon with Anna Glowniak in the 100 Breast (1:04.98), Caroline Maki in the 50 Free (23.93) and Allie MacMillan in the 400 IM (4:33.40).

Juniors Megan Jungers, Moshelle Borjigin, Fiona Arwood and Tess Klugherz added first place efforts with Jungers taking the 100 Back (56.93), Borjigin edging out Maki in the 100 Free (52.96), Arwood in the 200 Breast (2:23.13) and Klugherz in the 3-meter dive (290.25). Freshman Isabel Huang rounded out the individual winners for the Emory women, recording a time of 2:03.86 in the 200 Back.

Just as the men did, the Eagles swept both relay events to book end the meet with Jungers, Glowniak, Maki and graduate student Taylor Leone teaming for a NCAA B Cut of 1:45.06 in the 200 Medley and in the 400 Freestyle, Maki, Borjigin, senior Sammie Kass and freshman Claire DePiero notched a winning mark of 3:32.49.

The Eagles close out the month of January next Saturday as they head to Athens to take on the University of Georgia.