Three Conference Titles | 19 All-Americans | One Individual National Champion
Centre men win, women finish second at Colonel Classic
The Centre swimming and diving teams opened up the 2015 portion of their schedule with the Colonel Classic, a two-day competition held at Boles Natatorium. The men's team finished first out of four teams, while the women's team finished second out of five teams.
On the men's side, the Colonels defeated the Franklin Grizzlies by the slimmest of margins, 527.5-526.5 to take first place at the meet. Berry finished third with 452 points.
The Centre men picked up two wins in relay competition at the Colonel Classic. The team of seniors John Kelley (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Spencer Vetter (Lexington, S.C.) and freshmen Noah Martin (Spartanburg, S.C.) and Logan Oatman (Paducah, Ky.) finished first in the 400-yard medley relay. Oatman and Kelley were also a part of the other winning relay team, combining with junior John Coogan (Nashville, Tenn.) and freshman Bradley Baker (Paducah, Ky.) to win the 800-yard freestyle relay.
In individual events, Centre had two swimmers rack up multiple event wins. Logan Oatman finished first in both the 500-yard freestyle and 200-yard backstroke. Noah Martin won the butterfly at both 100 and 200 yards. Freshman diver Jack Miller (Richmond, Ky.) finished first on the 1m board, the only diving competition of the meet.
The Centre women finished with 489 points to finish in second place behind Franklin. The Colonels picked up one victory in relay competition as the team of senior Hadley Judson (Atlanta, Ga.) and juniors Kristen Holliday (Newark, Del.), Kirsten Larson (Taylor Mill, Ky.) and Dana Reynolds (Bowling Green, Ky.) took first place in the 800-yard freestyle relay.
In addition to their relay win, Kristen Holliday and Hadley Judson had fantastic meets in their respective individual events, with each swimmer winning three times. Holliday took first place in the 200-yard butterfly and both the 200-yard and 400-yard individual medley races. Judson owned the freestyle races, taking first place in the 200, the 500 and the mile.
The remaining individual event win for the Colonels on the women's side came courtesy of freshman Sarah Hayhurst (Newburgh, Ind.), who won the 1m diving competition.
The Colonels will be back in the pool on Jan. 17th when they take on Wittenberg in a head to head meet at Boles Natatorium.