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Swim teams sweep home opener
The Centre swimming and diving teams opened their 2014-15 Boles Natatorium slate with a bang, sweeping rival Transylvania in their first home meet of the season. The men's team won by a score of 158-59 while the women's team won 131-87.
On the men's side, the Colonels won every event of the meet. Two of the event wins for Centre came in relay competition. In the first event of the meet, the team of seniors John Kelley (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Spencer Vetter (Lexington, Ky.) and freshmen Noah Martin (Spartanburg, S.C.) and Logan Oatman (Paducah, Ky.) set a Boles Natatorium record in the 200-yard medley relay. The team of seniors Jack Buchanan (Orono, Minn.) and Nick Rauh (Bowling Green, Ky.), junior John Coogan (Nashville, Tenn.) and sophomore Patrick Wells (Louisville, Ky.) finished first in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Centre's relay swimmers also had success in other events. John Kelley and Logan Oatman were multiple event winners, with Kelley winning the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard backstroke and Oatman taking first in the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly. Nick Rauh won the first individual event of his Centre career, taking first in the 100-yard freestyle. Patrick Wells finished first in the 50-yard freestyle, while Spencer Vetter won the 100-yard breaststroke and John Coogan took first place in the 500-yard freestyle.
In other event wins, senior John Ruble (Bagdad, Ky.) took first place in the 1,000-yard freestyle. Freshman Jack Miller (Richmond, Ky.) picked up his first win as a Colonel, finishing first in the 1m diving competition.
The Centre women picked up wins in all but three events against Transylvania. The team of seniors Hadley Judson (Atlanta, Ga.) and Danielle Wahl (Colorado Springs, Colo.), junior Kristen Holliday (Newark, Del.) and freshman Cameron Beach (Greenville, S.C.) finished first in the 200-yard freestyle relay, and several members of that team won other individual events.
Danielle Wahl, the reigning SAA Women's Swimmer of the Week, had another excellent meet with wins in the 500-yard freestyle and 1,000-yard freestyle to go along with the relay win. Hadley Judson and Kristen Holliday also won individual events, with Judson winning the 200-yard freestyle and Holliday winning the 200-yard individual medley.
Sophomore Chloe Peterson (Sturgeon Bay, Wisc.) picked up a win in the 100-yard butterfly for Centre, while freshman Sarah Hayhurst (Newburgh, Ind.) continued her strong season in diving, winning the 1m board.
The Colonels will be back in the pool on Nov. 15th as they travel to Memphis, Tenn. to take on Rhodes and Hendrix in an SAA dual meet.