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Centre Swim Teams Sweep Berry
MOUNT BERRY, Ga. (CentreColonels.com) – It was the second meet in less than 24 hours for the Centre swim teams, but the Colonels did not show many signs of fatigue from the split they earned at Sewanee last night as they defeated the Berry Vikings. The men won by a score of 116-111 for their first victory of the year while the women won their second straight head to head meet by a score of 128-115.
On the women's side, junior Cameron Beach (Greenville, S.C.) picked up where she left off at Sewanee with three wins. Beach took first place in both the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle and anchored the winning 200-yard freestyle relay squad that also included freshmen Chloe Grove (Bucyrus, Ohio), Annie Holmes (Louisville, Ky.) and Allison Riley (Hendersonville, Tenn.).
The Centre freshmen once again had a strong meet on the back end of the challenging back-to-back. Annie Holmes took first place in the 100-yard butterfly for the second consecutive meet while Chloe Grove and fellow freshman Emma May (Asheville, N.C.) posted a 1-2 finish in the 1000-yard freestyle.
For the third time in as many meets, junior Sarah Hayhurst (Newburgh, Ind.) swept the top scores for the Colonels in diving, taking first place in both diving competitions on the day.
The Centre men avenged their 2015 dual meet loss to the Vikings with a tight win on Saturday. The Colonels had a pair of multiple event winners on the afternoon. Junior Logan Oatman (Paducah, Ky.) picked up a victory in the 100-yard backstroke as he has done on several occasions during his career with the Colonels. Oatman also took first place in the 200-yard individual medley.
The other multiple individual event winner for Centre was freshman Arthur Ensign-George (Louisville, Ky.), who took first place in both the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyles.
Junior Noah Martin (Spartanburg, S.C.) was a repeat winner from Friday at Sewanee with a first place finish in the 100-yard butterfly. Another repeat winner from the Sewanee meet was freshman Michael Hambleton (Lake Bluff, Ill.), who is proving to be one of Centre's most formidable distance swimmers in some time with a victory in the 1000-yard freestyle.
The Centre swim teams will be off next week but will return to action on Oct. 28 to open up their slate at Boles Natatorium as the Transylvania Pioneers visit Danville. Centre pulled off the sweep at Transylvania in their head to head meet from 2015-16.