Three Conference Titles | 20 All-Americans | One Individual National Champion
Centre Swim Teams Open 2016 at Colonel Classic
DANVILLE, Ky. (CentreAthletics.com) – The Centre swimming and diving teams began the 2016 portion of their schedule with the two-day Colonel Classic, held at Boles Natatorium. Swimming against Asbury, Berry, Franklin and St. Catharine, the Colonels finished third overall, with 778.5 combined points. The women finished in second with 419 total points, while the men finished third with 359.5 points.
On the men's side, the Colonels picked up a pair of individual event wins. Sophomore Noah Martin (Spartanburg, S.C.) continued his excellent second year in the butterfly, taking first place in the 100-yard fly and missing a second win in the 200-yard fly by less than 0.4 seconds.
Sophomore Logan Oatman (Paducah, Ky.) was the other individual event winner for the Colonels, taking first place in one of his specialty events, the 200-yard backstroke, with a time of 1:57.42.
The Centre women also had a pair of multiple event winners, with each swimmer winning three times. Senior Kristen Holliday (Newark, Del.) picked up wins in both the 200-yard and 400-yard individual medley events. Holliday also combined with sophomore Claire Coleman (Hurricane, W.V.) to post a 1-2 finish in the 200-yard butterfly.
Sophomore Cameron Beach (Greenville, S.C.) also won three events. Beach picked up wins in two signature sprints, winning the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle events, posting a time of 55.98 in the 100-yard freestyle. Beach also finished first in the 100-yard butterfly, finishing with a time of 1:00.27 as Centre came within less than half a second of sweeping all four butterfly swims.
In diving, sophomore Sarah Hayhurst (Newburgh, Ind.) ran away with the 1m competition, scoring 274.2 points to win the event by just under 60 points.
The next meet for the Colonels will be on Jan. 16 when they travel to Springfield, Ohio for a head to head meet against Wittenberg. It will be the final road meet of the season for the Colonels.