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Colonels split home meet vs. Rhodes
The Centre swim teams were back in the pool on Friday night as they took on the Rhodes Lynx. The Colonels came away with a split, as the men won 211-64, while the women lost 159-132.
On the men's side, the Colonels picked up two wins in relay competition. Freshman Ross Wilson (Lexington, Ky.) and juniors John Kelley (Cincinnati, Ohio), Louis Rodgers (Florence, Ky.) and Spencer Vetter (Lexington, S.C.) won the first event of the meet, the 200-yard medley relay. Vetter was also a part of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay squad that also included senior James Leary (Atlanta, Ga.), sophomore John Coogan (Memphis, Tenn.) and freshman Patrick Wells (Louisville, Ky.).
In individual events the Centre men had four double winners. Patrick Wells finished first in both the 1000-yard and 100-yard freestyle. John Coogan swept the backstroke, winning at the 100-yard and 200-yard distances. Junior Jess Pritchett (Louisville, Ky.) picked up victories in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly. Senior and reigning SAA Men's Diver of the Week Travis Adams (Shelbyville, Ky.) won both diving competitions of the meet. Other individual winners include John Kelley in the 500-yard freestyle, Ross Wilson in the 200-yard individual medley and junior Sinclair Davies (Louisville, Ky.) in the 200-yard butterfly.
The Centre women lost a close one against Rhodes. They actually outscored the Lynx by two points in swimming events, but Rhodes scored 29 points in diving to provide the final margin. The Colonels had one win in relay competition, as senior Clark Weber (Louisville, Ky.), junior Hadley Judson (Atlanta, Ga.), sophomore Kirsten Larson (Taylor Mill, Ky.) and freshman Ginger Hall (Louisville, Ky.) won the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Sophomore Kristen Holliday (Newark, Del.) had a fantastic meet and was Centre's first individual event triple winner of the year, picking up wins in the 200-yard and 100-yard butterfly as well as the 200-yard individual medley. Other individual winners on the women's side include Clark Weber in the 1000-yard freestyle, Ginger Hall in the 100-yard breaststroke and junior Danielle Wahl (Colorado Springs, Colo.) in the 500-yard freestyle.
The Colonels will be back in the pool on Saturday for a road meet at Transylvania.