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Centre Swim Teams Lose Dual Meet at Sewanee
SEWANEE, Tenn. (CentreAthletics.com) – Less than 24 hours removed from a meet at Birmingham Southern, the Centre swimming and diving teams headed to Sewanee for their second meet in as many days. The Colonels lost to the Tigers, with the men losing 120-98 and the women losing 127-109.
On the men's side, the Colonels picked up wins in both relay competitions. The team of sophomore Bradley Baker (Paducah, Ky.) and freshman Stephen Cosco (Cincinnati, Ohio), Evan Doyle (Louisville, Ky.) and Tyler Stevenson (Franklin, N.C.) took first place in the 200-yard medley relay. Senior John Coogan (Nashville, Tenn.) teamed with sophomore Noah Martin (Spartanburg, S.C.) and freshmen Trey Brown (Naples, Fla.) and Mitchell Collins (Richmond, Ky.) to win the 200-yard freestyle relay.
The rest of the Centre men's event wins came from their relay winners. Mitchell Collins was a multiple event winner, taking first place in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard breaststroke. John Coogan finished first in the 200-yard freestyle, while Noah Martin took first place in one of his specialty events from 2014-15, the 100-yard butterfly.
The Centre women came away with one victory in relay competition as the team of senior Kristen Holliday (Newark, Del.), sophomores Cameron Beach (Greenville, S.C.) and Claire Coleman (Hurricane, W.V.), and freshman Jacquelyn Engel (Lexington, Ky.) took first place in the 200-yard medley relay.
Centre's winning 200-yard medley relay squad also produced individual event wins. Cameron Beach and Kristen Holliday were multiple event winners, with Beach taking first place in the freestyle at both 100 and 200 yards, while Holliday continued her hot start to her senior campaign with wins in the 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard individual medley. Jacquelyn Engel also picked up an individual win for the Colonels with a first place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke.
Sophomore and 2014-15 All-American diver Sarah Hayhurst (Newburgh, Ind.) swept the diving competition at Sewanee, winning on both the 1m and 3m boards, with her 3m score of 266 points good enough for an NCAA cut.
The next meet for the Centre swimming and diving teams will be their home opener. The Colonels will take on the Berry Vikings on Oct. 24.