Three Conference Titles | 19 All-Americans | One Individual National Champion
Colonels sweep Berry in home opener
The Centre swim teams held their first meet of the season in Boles Natatorium and came away with a sweep of the Berry Vikings, 141-77 on the men's side and 124-55 on the women's side.
The Centre men won both relays at today's meet. The team of senior James Leary (Atlanta, Ga.) and juniors John Kelley (Cincinnati, Ohio), Jess Pritchett (Louisville, Ky.) and Spencer Vetter (Lexington, S.C.) took first place in the 200-yard medley relay. Leary teamed with juniors Wes McCrary (Winchester, Ky.) and Nick Rauh (Bowling Green, Ky.) and freshman Patrick Wells (Louisville, Ky.) to win the 200-yard freestyle relay.
In individual events, eight different Colonels picked up victories. Sophomore John Coogan (Nashville, Tenn.) won the first individual event of the day in the 1000m freestyle, then Wes McCrary finished first in the 50-yard freestyle. Freshman Ross Wilson (Lexington, Ky.) took first place in the 200-yard individual medley, followed by senior Travis Adams (Shelbyville, Ky.) winning the lone diving event of the meet. Relay winners John Kelley, Spencer Vetter and Patrick Wells also had individual wins, with Kelley winning the 100-yard backstroke, Vetter taking first in the 100-yard breaststroke and Wells winning the 100-yard freestyle. Senior Sam Walker (Louisville, Ky.) rounded out the individual victories for the Colonels with a win in the 500-yard freestyle.
Centre's women also picked up two wins in relay competition. The team of seniors Maddie Mescher (Fort Mitchell, Ky.) and Clark Weber (Louisville, Ky.), junior Hadley Judson (Atlanta, Ga.) and freshman Ginger Hall (Louisville, Ky.) won the 200-yard medley relay. In the 200-yard freestyle relay, seniors Rachel Carter (Rock Hill, S.C.) and Meghan Holliday (Newark, Del.) teamed with sophomore Taylor Harrison (Austin, Texas) and freshman Chloe Peterson (Sturgeon Bay, Wisc.) to finish first.
The Colonels won five individual events on the women's side. Three events were won by swimmers who also won in relay competition, as Rachel Carter won the 100-yard backstroke, Meghan Holliday took first in the 200-yard individual medley and Clark Weber won the 200-yard freestyle. Junior Danielle Wahl (Colorado Springs, Colo.) picked up another first place finish in the 1000-yard freestyle. The last individual victory of the day for the Centre women came from sophomore Kristen Holliday (Newark, Del.), who won the 100-yard butterfly.
The next meet for the Centre swim teams will be in two weeks, as they go to Louisville, Ky. and take on Bellarmine and Franklin on November 9th.