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Colonels sweep final swim meet of regular season
The Centre swimming and diving teams competed in their final meet of the regular season, going on the road to take on Asbury. The Colonels came away with a sweep, with the men winning 139-73 and the women winning by a score of 140-66.
On the men's side, the Colonels won a pair of relays. The all-senior team of John Kelley (Cincinnati, Ohio), Wes McCrary (Winchester, Ky.), Jess Pritchett (Louisville, Ky.) and Spencer Vetter (Lexington, S.C.) finished first in the 200-yard medley relay. Kelley and McCrary were also part of Centre's other winning relay, teaming with freshmen Noah Martin (Spartanburg, S.C.) and Jack Miller (Richmond, Ky.) to take first place in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
In other individual men's events, relay winners John Kelley and Noah Martin picked up wins, with Kelley winning the 200-yard individual medley and Martin taking first place in the 100-yard butterfly. Senior Nate Deaton (Danville, Ky.) finished first in the 1000-yard freestyle, while junior John Coogan (Nashville, Tenn.) won the 200-yard freestyle. Sophomore Kyle Settles (Lexington, Ky.) won the lone diving event of the meet on the 1m board and freshman Logan Oatman (Paducah, Ky.) rounded out the individual wins for the Centre men by taking first place in the 100-yard backstroke.
The Centre women picked up one relay event at the meet, as the team of seniors Leslie Hamilton (Charlotte, N.C.), Hadley Judson (Atlanta, Ga.) and Olivia Leftwich (Greenville, S.C.) and freshman Cameron Beach (Greenville, S.C.) finished first in the 200-yard freestyle relay. Judson was also a multiple event winner, taking first place in the 100-yard freestyle and 200-yard individual medley. In addition, Cameron Beach won the 50-yard freestyle for the Colonels.
The Colonels had one other multiple event winner on the women's side as junior Kristen Holliday (Newark, Del.) won both the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle. In other individual events, sophomores Giuliana D'Adamio (Bowling Green, Ky.) and Chloe Peterson (Sturgeon Bay, Wisc.) picked up a pair of wins, with D'Adamio winning the 1000-yard freestyle and Peterson winning the 100-yard butterfly. Reigning SAA Women's Diver of the Week Sarah Hayhurst (Newburgh, Ind.) continued her excellent freshman season with a win on the 1m board, while freshman Claire Coleman (Hurricane, W.V.) rounded out the wins for the Colonels with a victory in the 100-yard backstroke.
The next meet for the Colonels will be the SAA Championships. The conference title meet will be held in Birmingham, Ala. between Feb. 11th-14th.