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Centre Swim Teams Split Tri-Meet at Franklin
FRANKLIN, Ind. (CentreColonels.com) – The Centre swim teams returned to action on the road, traveling to Franklin to take on the host Grizzlies and the Anderson Ravens. The Colonels came away with a split, as both the men's and women's teams lost to Franklin and defeated Anderson.
On the men's side, the Colonels lost 189.5-94.5 against Franklin and doubled up Anderson by a score of 200-100. The Centre men picked up a win in relay competition as juniors Bradley Baker (Paducah, Ky.) and Noah Martin (Spartanburg, S.C.) teamed with freshmen Michael Hambleton (Lake Bluff, Ill.) and Wilson Norris (Brentwood, Tenn.) to take first place in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
The relay was not the only win for some of Centre's swimmers. Michael Hambleton continued his mastery of long distance races, finishing first in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:18.11. Noah Martin also came away with an individual event win, posting a time of 53.51 to win one of his signature races, the 100-yard butterfly.
The final individual event win for the Centre men came courtesy of freshman Arthur Ensign-George (Louisville, Ky.), who won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:53.86.
The Centre women also won one relay during the tri-match. Just like the men's team, the Colonels won the 200-yard freestyle relay on the women's side as junior Cameron Beach (Greenville, S.C.) teamed with freshmen Amelia Blankenbeker (Jeffersonville, Ind.), Chloe Grove (Bucyrus, Ohio) and Maddie Huber (Fort Thomas, Ky.) to finish first.
The winning members of Centre's relay team also won individual events just like their counterparts on the men's side. Cameron Beach had another strong showing in the 50-yard freestyle, finishing in 24.86 to tie for first place. Amelia Blankenbeker and Maddie Huber posted a 1-2 finish in the 200-yard freestyle as well.
Another 1-2 finish for the Centre women came in diving, where junior Sarah Hayhurst (Newburgh, Ind.) and reigning Southern Athletic Association Women's Diver of the Week Sierra Panting (Anchorage, Alaska) posted respective first and second place finishes in both diving competitions. The final individual event win for Centre on the women's side belonged to freshman Annie Holmes (Louisville, Ky.), who won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 55.76.
The Colonels will return to the pool on Nov. 12 as they travel to Memphis to take on the Rhodes Lynx.